The replacement brackets came in from Zenith! With company in from out of town it is a little harder to find the time to build, but I should be able to measure everything and drill tonight. Then check for additional deburring and then the riveting of the skeleton.
In other parts of the construction I found a great instructional book on Northwest native art. Although we may not be able to paint the plane ourselves, I at least want to design the scheme. The debate is between a thunderbird running down the entire length of the plane ( with the floats being painted like claws ) OR painted like an Orca.
Google Sketchup is a great tool for prototyping shapes quickly, so I'll build a 701 model and then create prototypes schemes and texture the model to see it from all angles.