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Murphy Floats

The Adventure Begins, Enhance Your Experience

To enhance the utility of your Rebel or Elite and enable you the access to those hidden lakes in the back country, Murphy Aircraft has designed a series of all aluminum straight and amphibious float kits.

Currently, Murphy Aircraft is manufacturing two weight category of floats, the 1500 and 1800 pound displacement. The 1500 series, straight and amphibious models are excellent for our light weight Rebel and can easily be fitted on many of the popular kitplanes in this weight range.

The 1800 series were designed for the higher gross Rebel and Elite and are also adaptable to a number of popular kitplanes. Future plans include a 3300 pound displacement float for the four place Super Rebel.

 

Murphy floats, like our aircraft, require no jigs to assemble, just lay them out on a level working table and the self aligning pilot holes will set you on the right path. They are constructed from 606l-T6 aluminum which has excellent corrosion resistant properties and is easy to work.

When you open the crate, you will find you have everything to complete your floats (less tools). All Murphy floats feature twin water rudders, spreader bars and connecting struts.

Each float is comprised of eight watertight compartments with easy access through 6" spin-on caps. Side and top deck plates are pre-punched providing for the location of the 11 main bulkheads, 7 false and 3 short putting you on the fast track for completion. Final forming of the bulkheads are required but Murphy even supplies a metal shrinker/stretcher in each kit and a complete tool kit is also available. The floats are assembled using a "tank"(self sealing) rivet which is a blind rivet only requiring a hand or pneumatic rivet gun. This allows you to work alone and probably will save you some expense by not missing with that bucking bar!

 
 

Amphibious floats offer the widest range of possibilities for turning weekends into splashdown adventures. Wheels on the amphibious models are retracted by four independent hydraulic cylinders by using a simple hand pump located within easy reach to the pilot.

Both Murphy amphibious floats incorporate a Cleveland 5" main wheels and brakes with low profile tires and 8" free castering nose wheels. Steering is accomplished through differential braking allowing the floats to quickly pivot. Lowering the wheels requires approximately 18 - 20 strokes of the hand pump. The main gear is locked into position by the linkage simply over centering and the nose gear cambers to the rear and is held in place by hydraulic pressure. Suspension is provided by compression washers on the main gear leg and by a semi-flexible front gear arm.

Instructions are well laid out in a step by step instruction manual with detailed exploded views. Assembly times will vary for each individual and times will range from 250 - 500 hours depending on the size and type of float being assembled.

Talk to one of our friendly sales reps for more information on how you can convert your Rebel or other kitplane for float flying ... it's quick, easy and beats nearly everything out there for cost.

Available Float Kits and Options

MURPHY 1500 STRAIGHT FLOATS - KIT
$9,900.00
This kit includes all pre-formed bulkheads, pre-punched skins, extruded spreader bars, dual water rudders and all necessary hardware. The kit does not include joint compound. We recommend the use of marine Sikaflex. Assembled floats come unpainted.
MURPHY 1500 STRAIGHT FLOATS ASSEMBLED
$24,990.00
This kit includes all pre-formed bulkheads, pre-punched skins, extruded spreader bars, dual water rudders and all necessary hardware. The kit does not include joint compound. We recommend the use of marine Sikaflex. Assembled floats come unpainted.
MURPHY 1500 AMPHIBIOUS FLOATS - KIT
$14,990.00
This kit includes all pre-formed bulkheads, pre-punched skins, extruded spreader bars, dual water rudders, 5" JDM main wheels and brakes, 4" nose wheels, tires and tubes, manual hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic fittings and lines and all necessary rivets, hardware etc. The kit does not include joint compound. We recommend the use of marine Sikaflex. Assembled floats come unpainted.
MURPHY 1500 AMPHIBIOUS FLOATS ASSEMBLED
$34,990.00
This kit includes all pre-formed bulkheads, pre-punched skins, extruded spreader bars, dual water rudders, 5" JDM main wheels and brakes, 4" nose wheels, tires and tubes, manual hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic fittings and lines and all necessary rivets, hardware etc. The kit does not include joint compound. We recommend the use of marine Sikaflex. Assembled floats come unpainted.
MURPHY 1800 STRAIGHT FLOATS - KIT
$10,990.00
This kit includes all pre-formed bulkheads, pre-punched skins, extruded spreader bars, dual water rudders and all necessary hardware. The kit does not include joint compound. We recommend the use of marine Sikaflex. Assembled floats come unpainted.
MURPHY 1800 STRAIGHT FLOATS ASSEMBLED
$25,990.00
This kit includes all pre-formed bulkheads, pre-punched skins, extruded spreader bars, dual water rudders and all necessary hardware. The kit does not include joint compound. We recommend the use of marine Sikaflex. Assembled floats come unpainted.
MURPHY 1800 AMPHIBIOUS FLOATS - KIT
$15,990.00
This kit includes all pre-formed bulkheads, pre-punched skins, extruded spreader bars, dual water rudders, 5" JDM main wheels and brakes, 4" nose wheels, tires and tubes, manual hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic fittings and lines and all necessary rivets, hardware etc. The kit does not include joint compound. We recommend the use of marine Sikaflex. Assembled floats come unpainted.
MURPHY 1800 AMPHIBIOUS FLOATS ASSEMBLED
$36,990.00
This kit includes all pre-formed bulkheads, pre-punched skins, extruded spreader bars, dual water rudders, 5" JDM main wheels and brakes, 4" nose wheels, tires and tubes, manual hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic fittings and lines and all necessary rivets, hardware etc. The kit does not include joint compound. We recommend the use of marine Sikaflex. Assembled floats come unpainted.
REBEL / ELITE / RADICAL FLOAT MOUNTING KIT
$1,790.00
The mounting kit includes all cables, streamlined struts, pulleys, springs and necessary hardware to mount Murphy Floats to a Murphy Rebel, Murphy Elite or Murphy Radical
CRATING CHARGES - kit only
$750.00

Downloadable PDF Documents

Floats Price List

Float Design Specifications

Float Series
1500 Amphibious Floats
1500 Straight Floats
1800 Amphibious Floats
1800 Straight Floats
Displacement
1450 lbs
1500 lbs
1750 lbs
1800 lbs
Deck Width
8 3/4 inches
8 3/4 inches
8 3/4 inches
8 3/4 inches
Overall Length (Without Rudder)
167 inches
167 inches
188 inches
188 inches
Weight (Without spreaders) per Float
109 lbs
85 lbs
112 lbs
88 lbs
Water Rubbers
2 Cable Actuated
2 Cable Actuated
2 Cable Actuated
2 Cable Actuated
Float Stance
Approx 95 inches
Approx 95 inches
Approx 95 inches
Approx 95 inches
Net Weight Increase
Approx 166 lbs
Approx 143 lbs
Approx 224 lbs
Approx 200 lbs
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Murphy Aircraft Mfg Ltd.

8155 Aitkin Road, Unit 2 ,
Chilliwack, B. V2R 4H5
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