This thread is primarily intended for those who are seaplane pilots and who have flown a variety of seaplanes but other rookie seaplane pilots feel welcome to share your thoughts. I want to buy an amphibious seaplane but I’m just not certain what type. I have only flown floats so far, no hulls. I also have only flown a couple different floatplanes. So I have three questions. These are all geared towards single engine planes, recip engine powered. 1. For those of you that have flown both floats and boats, which do you prefer and why? Not looking for specific models here, just which is best, floats or boats and why. 2. For all float pilots, which float plane model has been your favorite and why? 3. For all flying boat pilots, which model was your favorite and why? I am not going to get into my personal budgetary or mission concerns but for the sake of narrowing the field, let’s leave Beavers and Otters and the like out of the discussion as much as possible. Yeah, we all know the Beaver is the best.