Sec. 23.751 - Main float buoyancy.
(a) Each main float must have --
(1) A buoyancy of 80 percent in excess
of the buoyancy required by that float to support its portion of the
maximum weight of the seaplane or amphibian in fresh water; and
(2) Enough watertight compartments to
provide reasonable assurance that the seaplane or amphibian will stay
afloat without capsizing if any two compartments of any main float are
(b) Each main float must contain at
least four watertight compartments approximately equal in volume.
[Doc. No. 4080, 29 FR 17955, Dec. 18, 1964, as
amended by Amdt. 23-45, 58 FR 42165, Aug. 6, 1993]