I'm soon to be retiring at age 50. I want to spend several months a year exploring Alaska, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. A reliable, rugged, floatplane with long range and extra load capacity is what I need. I'm looking at a used Cessna 185 or a homebuilt of similar specs. So far the only thing close is a Avipro Bearhawk with Clamar Floats or Montana Floats.
Anyone know of a homebuilt better suited for my purpose than a Bearhawk?