Wipline 8000 Floats for the Otter

Wipline 2100 Line DrawingFreedom says it all! No more long commutes to the lake in rush hour traffic. Go anywhere and bring along your family and friends, plus all their gear.

The Wipline float construction follows Wipaire's strict guidelines with special attention to detail. The largest baggage hatchs in the business are standard on Wipline 8000 Floats. In fact each float features two hatches. The flat top deck area promotes crew and passenger safety. The rugged dual main gear assembly is well suited for paved or grass strips. The nose gear features a full-caster nose wheel mounted on a composite nose spring, which retracts into the float nose to provide a dock bumper.

The Wipline 8000 float was designed using the latest computer aided design technology, making replacement parts a perfect fit and allowing the 8000 to be light, yet still north country rugged.

PDF Model 8000 Parts Manual

PDF Model 8000 Service Manual


Wipline 8000 Specification

Specifications for the Wipline 8000 Float
Length -- including extended nose gear & extended water rudder 30'4"
Length -- nose to step 14"
Height -- hull 3'2"
Width -- hull 3'4"
Draw Depth 27"
Amphibious Height to Tail 20' 5"
Main (dual) 6.00 x 6-8 ply
Nose 5.00 x 5-10 ply
Located in tail of aircraft
Amphibious (100%) 7,922 lbs
(80%)* 8,802 lbs.
Seaplane (100%) 8,108 lbs.
(80%)* 9,009 lbs.

*Maximum aircraft gross weight with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats) as per TSO-C27.

**Tail heights vary due to weight and other factors.

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Wipline 8000 Pricing

Please Note: 2014 Price changes will go into effect March 15, 2014. All products quoted on or after March 15 will be at 2014 prices.

Aircraft Floats & Rigging Installation
Amphibious Seaplane    Amphibious Seaplane
de Havilland DHC-3 Otter $290,700 $182,900 $13,800 $10,200
de Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter $290,700 $182,900 $13,800 $10,200

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  1. All amphibious floats include landing gear advisory system.
  2. Float rigging and FAA STC paperwork included.
  3. Call for discount details if the aircraft has seaplane modifications previously installed.
  4. Product installation assumes standard factory aircraft. Non-standard aircraft may be subject to additional installation charges
  5. Float paint option:
    • Overall base color to match aircraft is included.
    • Two trim colors to match scheme of aircraft is included.
    • Additional trim colors quoted per color and paint scheme.
    • Complex paint scheme, inboard and bottom painting of floats, please call for pricing.
    • Paint information and paint scheme will be requested at the time of deposit.  If paint colors are not provided, we will match colors to the best of our ability, but will not guarantee 100% match or a definite delivery date.
    • Customer choice of polyurethane or silver-gray submersion paint is included.  There is no paint warranty for polyurethane floats stored in water for extended periods.
  6. Cessna 208 floats and rigging andinstallation charge reflects a float-kitted aircraft with seaplane rudder, 106” seaplane propeller, inboard fueling caps, and stowed shortened air stair cables.  Aircraft S/N 14 and below not eligible for floats.
  7. DHC-3 Otter floats and rigging includes extra length spreader bars, attachment struts and steps, water rudder steering components, ventral fin and STC paperwork.
  8. DHC-3 Turbine Otter floats and rigging includes extra length spreader bars, attachment struts and steps, water rudder steering components, ventral fin and STC paperwork including revised turbine flight manual supplement.

Prices in U.S. dollars, FOB St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, and are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include taxes, duties or tariffs. They also may vary if custom work is required or requested.

Effective for floats delivered after March 1, 2012