The Cessna 336 Seamaster

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The Cessna 336 Seamaster

Postby MrWidgeon » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:51 am

This airplane has been a chimera for years, I've searched all over the web for a photo of it for as long as I've been on line.
I saw it once in New Orleans long ago back in 1970s and never had a chance to photograph it.
Thanks to Skimmer 1 here it is, taken at Greenville, Maine in 1974.
The airplane was converted by the late Larry Matanski in Seattle.

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Re: The Cessna 336 Seamaster

Postby toptiger » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:05 am

photo?
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Re: The Cessna 336 Seamaster

Postby MrWidgeon » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:54 am

It's there.
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Re: The Cessna 336 Seamaster

Postby TASSE » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:44 pm

Well done. Its good to have friends. Thank you.

She is a good looking beast.

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Re: The Cessna 336 Seamaster

Postby MrWidgeon » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:18 pm

The kudos go to Skimmer 1, he provided the slide.
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Re: The Cessna 336 Seamaster

Postby Rajay » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:09 am

If I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't have believed it! That's a great photo.

So, what's the word on its history and fate? The "current" FAA registration database has no record of "N795Z"...

Ooooops! That was my problem; my poor old eyes failed to pick out the "1" between the "N" and the "7" - it's N1795Z and that registration is still active - the same owner in Plano, TX since 1976! Jack C. Wybenga.

Does anyone know if it is STILL on floats?
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Re: The Cessna 336 Seamaster

Postby MrWidgeon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:22 am

It's back on wheels.
After Larry couldn't drum up any sales he put it back on the original gear and sold it.
(Considering the date, probably to the guy that has it now)
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Re: The Cessna 336 Seamaster

Postby Rajay » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:37 pm

That's a shame. In that condition it was truly unique and interesting. Plain Jane Cessna 336 Skymasters hold no interest for me at all - and they look funny! I have logged a few hours in a 1979 Turbo Super Skymaster T337H and it was a blast! I was bummed out when my boss at the time sold it, but that was almost 20 years ago. I may have gotten over it by now.
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