Roland Van Dyke finished building C-GRVD back in 1977, and has flown it over 400 hours since then.

He flew it on many fishing trips, north from his tobacco farm in eastern Quebec.

Its new owner, Ken jones, notes that the Lycoming engine (originally from a Lake amphibian)

fits onto a Coot's main (#96 & 127) bulkheads as though they were made for each other.