Subject: Stolen Ultralight Floats
Hi, I am sending this e-mail in the hopes that this message could be posted
in your newsletter and someone will have information on a set of
puddlejumper floats that were stolen from Gananoque Airport sometime last
summer. Listed below are the details on the floats, I have contacted
Patrick Vinet, owner of puddlejumper floats and he has supplied serial
numbers and some facts on my floats in particular. My aircraft was
oringinally owned by Tessa Clarke of Kingston and was also in the posession
of Bob Hanson of Smith Falls for a brief period.
The floats are, or were RED (not just painted but rather gelcoat red). They
had Kevlar bottoms and were being stored in Gananoque.
The following information was sent to the Carleton Place Club members so I
have just pasted it in.
NOTE: I have contacted my insurance and I am not covered for the loss.
This represents a significant loss for me as I am sure you are aware.
In an attempt to recover the floats, I have NOT yet contacted POLICE. I
ask that anyone involved or who might have information to call me and a "NO
QUESTIONS ASKED" POLICY WILL BE EXERCISED.
1) Patrick, how many "Red" floats with kevlar bottoms are out there?
Patrick's Response - Not many, none locally other than those ones, one set
in southern US
2) Could I get the serial numbers for the floats.
Patrick's Response - serial number: PJ-314-100, PJ-314-200. Delivered on may
3) How many floats in the area would have the Kevlar bottoms?
Patrick's Response - Not orderd very often. one in 20 maybe.Not many in the
I would ask that anyone who has information please come forward and
hopefully we can get this sorted out. If you see floats that match the
description please check the serial number if you can and
if not, take the call letters of the aircraft and I will take it from
there.. The serial numbers are on the face of the step-up portion of the
floats (where it goes from wide to narrow profile).
Dave Farrell - Carleton Place Flying Club