Seaplanes West Cessna 182 Float Conversions


Now STC'd with the large engines
520 & 550 engines along with 3 bladed propellers


The Cessna 182 and the Aerocet 3500L floats work in perfect harmony and make a terrific match-up. This aircraft rotates off the water at a smooth 45 mph IAS vs wheel speeds of 55 mph. The aircraft is light, has a very large tail stabilizer and the floats are really slippery off the water. The floats actually give the aircraft lift. The following illustrations will show you what makes this aircraft perform and why we call it a "Gentleman's Floatplane" ...

Sealane Conversions

Jim's promise ... When you buy our Sealane Conversion kit - you get a quality and complete kit, which includes everything we can think of, including the engine mount. Nothing left out, nothing to make, nothing to trace. No sorrys, no excuses. No testing, No trial runs. Get my idea, We even supply the rivets. All our drawings are approved and come with an STC to fit your aircraft. Nothing could be simpler, SPW has taken the time and has made this an easy and straight forward conversion that is easily installed by your own shop. It's all been blueprinted and stamped legit. This is the only conversion that has been approved both by Transport Canada and the FAA.

Sealane Conversions

Cessna Sealane Conversion Now Available with EDO 2870 or 2960 floats. Please call us.

GENERAL INFORMATION
  • Wide model range (1962 E -1986 R models).
  • Float conversion utilizes same engine and propeller as your landplane configuration.
  • No engine modifications are required for our float plane conversion.
  • With today's shipping, your conversion is only a phone call away. Call us for the best rate and method of shipping for your parts. Let us handle the details.
  • Totally NEW redesigned engine mount makes for a smooth running engine.
  • All NEW four large motor mount shock absorbers.
  • Reduces engine vibrations.
  • Stiffened firewall and fuselage sides make for an all round sturdier cabin.
  • Reliable design with ultimate strength in the four point float attachment.
  • Original Cessna eyebolts, steps and handles are added for easier lifting and refueling.
  • No questionable strength issues, just a reliable and strong design.
  • STC was specifically designed for the 1962 E models thru the 1986 R models.
  • "Simply the BEST flying float plane you’ll ever fly!"
  • New lightweight 3500L floats made especially for the Cessna 182. Floats are interchangeable with all models, just struts and brackets are changed.
  • New generation composite floats have been proven to be the best float on the market.
  • Maintenance free floats are "corrosion free" and always look NEW!
  • The floats have a flat surface deck with an anti-skid design & two large storage lockers.
Simply the BEST flying float plane you'll ever fly!

Click here for more information on the Aerocet 3500L Float Series (PDF FORMAT)

EXTRA VALUE FEATURES
  • Your choice of V-Brace or Cabin Flying Wires as standard equipment in float conversion.
  • Eliminates chronic windshield squeaking forever.
  • Brace remains in for landplane use.
  • Rear window - Eliminates the rear seat claustrophobia that plagues the Cessna 180/185.
  • Easily changed over from floats to wheels, with minimal labor cost.
  • Includes front & rear float flying wires for rough water strength.
  • More legroom than a Cessna 180/185 floatplane.
  • Read a C-182 owner's personal experience with a V-Brace install.
  • Large float lockers on both floats allow for large storage capacities.
  • Each locker holds an outboard motor, propane tank & your trophy fish.
  • 14.7 cubic feet of storage space.
  • Dimensions are 20 5/8" x 12 5/8"
  • Shown here are the flying wires. This and the v-brace are standard equipment in the float conversion.
Seaplanes West is constantly innovating and developing to provide better products.
Click here to read testimonials
  Sealane Conversions

Sealane Conversions

Sealane Conversions

Sealane Conversions

Sealane Conversions

Sealane Conversions

Sealane Conversions


UNBELIEVABLE LOW COST
Need information on prices? Click here for pricing info.
  • US customers do not pay tax going across the border.
  • The Aerocet floats are non-taxable.


COMPARE OUR NEW ENGINE MOUNT TO A FACTORY MOUNT
engine mount engine mount
SEAPLANES WEST SUPER MOUNT
Our new mount is strong, CAD designed and better for your airframe. The larger rubber vibration isolators reduce engine vibration. Strong reinforcements enhance aircraft perrformance.
This engine mount was not designed to handle today's larger engines 470/520/550), seaplane use, or three bladed propellers. No extra reinforcements and very small rubber isolators. Just compare the two and you will see why our mount is superior!

  • For more information on our engine mounts click here.
  • Click here for a technical note on 3-blade propeller vibration.
  • Need information on prices? Click here for pricing info.
VENTRAL FIN

ventral fin

The ventral fin is included in the conversion. The fin increases aircraft stability. The fin is manufactured from the highest quality materials and is very light-weight. Ventral fin can be custom painted or polished.

MAGAZINE REVIEWS
  • Aviator Magazine Review of the "Cessna 182 Sealane" - click to view
  • "Teach Your Cessna 182 How To Float" - Flyer Magazine - click to view
FLY TO CANADA
Have the float conversion done at your shop, - fly to Canada this spring where we will have your floats waiting for you, for the initial install and rigging. Take a float check-out with one of our high-time pilots and put your 182 and the Aerocets to the test. We have weekly float flying flights leaving for the north country and we would surely love to have you tag along.

We will not compromise quality. Our products are competitively priced and use only premium grade materials. All parts manufactured are approved under our license.

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