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How do you make a great-looking, awesome-flying Sportsman even more fun? Scott Alperin’s answer is to add a set of Clamar Technologies Inc. amphib floats for summer flights between Ohio and western New York (and wherever else his sense of adventure takes him). As answers to the question go, it’s a pretty good one. Scott picked up his newly outfitted Sportsman earlier this month from the CTI shop outside Denfield, Ontario.

Here’s another question to try on: How high does a Sportsman sit on a set of Clamar amphibs? Answer: 11 feet 4 inches, tip of rudder to the pavement, on wheels. (Information kindly provided by CTI’s Clair Sceli.)

N117SA as a taildragger before its conversion to floats.

N117SA as a taildragger before its conversion to floats.

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