1976 CESSNA 185F


General Specs

For Sale





Eau Claire, WI USA

General Specs


443 SFRM


157 SPOH






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Detailed Description

Privately Owned For Last 30 Years, 1976 Cessna 185F, 300 HP IO520D, SFRM 443,  STOH 75,  SPOH 157  On McCauley 3 Blade Prop, Whipline 3730 Amphib Floats, Long Range 40 Gallon Bladders, Flint Tip 12 Gallon, Horton STOL, Landing Gear With New Tires, KX 155 Nav-Com, KI 208 Head, KT-76A Transponder With AR 850 Encoder, Garmin Aero 500 GPS For Plane And Auto, 4 Place Stereo Intercom, 2 Lightspeed Headsets, Clean Exterior And Interior 6 Out Of 10.  Since 1987 Plane Hangared Fall, Winter And Spring,  Summer Maintained Dry On Steel Dolly On Railroad Tracks Into Water. Fresh Annual June 2017.

Avionics / Equipment

KX-155 Nav/Com with KI 208 Head
KT-76A Transponder With AR 850 Alt Encoder
KA-B4 Indicator
Garmin Aero 500 GPS Plane and Auto
ELT Pointer 3000
4 Place Stereo Intercom with Two Lightspeed Head Sets

Air Speed
Vertical Ascent/Descent Meter
Artificial Horizon
Gyro Compass
Magnetic Compass
Needle Ball Turn Indicator
Tachometer-Manifold Pressure-Fuel Flow Indicator
Volt Meter
Landing Gear Indicator


2751 Hours Total Time

Horton STOL
Cuffed Leading Edge
Wing Gates
Drooped Wing Tips
Long Range Bladders 40 Gal and Flint Tip Tanks 12 Gal For 104 Gal Capacity
Handles On Engine Cowling
Steps On Each Wing Strut To Assist In Fueling
Bush Plane Canvas Sling Seat with Metal Poles 
Horizontal Fishing Rod Tube Behind Baggage Compartment
Float To Float Stainless Steel Walk Across Cable, Also Protects Prop
Paddle Brackets On Each Float Under Airplane
Landing Gear Included With New Tires

Engines / Mods

Continental 300 HP IO520D Factory Remanufactured Engine
443  Hours Since Factory Remanufacture 
75  Hours Since Top Overhaul

McCauley 3 Bladed Prop
157  Hours Since Prop Overhaul

Interior / Exterior

Original Interior, Clean and 6 On A 10 Point Scale

Original Paint, 1976 Bicentennial Red-Blue On White Paint Scheme

Hangared Fall-Winter-Spring Since 1987 In Wisconsin 
Maintained On Steel Dolly On Railroad Tracks Out Of Water In Summer
All Float Flying In Fresh Water


We Have Flown This Airplane Above The Arctic Circle On Three Extended Trips.  It Got Off The Water Well And Never Let Us Down.

ALSO For Sale Is The Steel Framed Dolly That Supports The Airplane, With Heavy Duty Aluminum Rails Leading Into The Water, With A Stainless Steel Cable Activated By A 1 1/2 HP Electric Motor.  This System Is In Very Good Condition Located In Ontario, Canada At Our Cottage.  System Is Displayed In Last Pictures.  June To September, (705) 282-8344.

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