I get that you want to contribute, you all you said was 'some guy told me some other guy's plane etc etc etc'.Visiting my A&P a month ago, he had a plane with the Viking 130 in the hangar. I asked him about it. This mechanic is super talented, decades of experience in the experimental field and honest. He said he reluctantly installed it at his customers insistence after Jan convinced the guy it was perfect for the Searey and both owner and mechanic have regretted it ever since. It’s been nothing but trouble and the plane is a hangar queen.
Do you have anything do flesh out this statement? You can say this about anything.