Zenair now offers a pre-drilled fast built kit for 1150 and 1450 lbs. floats.
For the past six months, Zenair has been delivering the factory assembled floats. Shipping assembled floats is expensive in crating but also in shipping costs, company officials note. When customers can purchase locally assembled floats, these costs are significantly lower. Additionally, a local assembly shop can customize the floats and can assist in mounting them to a customer’s aircraft.
The new pre-drilled fast built float kits are 100% factory assembled at Zenair with clecos, and disassembled for shipping. All aluminum channels, skins, etc., are cut to the exact size, ready to be riveted. Customers have the option of riveting the floats with solid rivets or by a special sealed blind rivet which cuts the finishing time by more than 50%. When assembling the floats, one applies a Zinc Chromate type primer to all the mating interior surfaces followed by a high quality adhesive sealant where the parts are than riveted together. CAD assembly drawings and step-by-step photos are part of the kit.
For more information: ZenairFloats.com or 705-526-2871.