I just discovered that a friend of a friend of mine flies a Searey Amphib and has been having a blast in the Central Texas highland lake district. I did a little research on Searey and they seem like they'd be a blast to fly. IMO, the Searey is more of a boat that can fly vs a plane that can land on water which I would prefer the latter. The first (obvious) thing I've learned in the process is that floats quickly chew up useful load! What are some true 2 place planes when factoring the additional weight of floats? One interesting aircraft is the Zenith series 701 / 750 / 801.