Float springs a leak...

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delta

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I was watching the live feed from Lake Hood seaplane base a couple of days ago for about an hour where the camera was zoomed in on a docked 170/180 listing about 45*. I don't know how they saved it but today it was like nothing happened and was sitting proud by it's own little dock.
I would have gotten a couple of air mattresses or an inflatable boat to slide under the sunken pontoon but the google equivalent duckduckgo didn't turn up any standard procedure.
When flying into an isolated lake and your float suddenly springs a leak, what is onboard that saves your plane and gets you home? Just curious...
 

BBerson

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Floats normally have multiple compartments. So shouldn't sink but needs to be dragged up on the beach to let the water out and check the crack.
 
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