November 1, 2020
For many Bonanza 36 and Baron 58 owners, the seals on the utility doors leave a lot to be desired. Even with the best rigging, some of the lower cost replacement seals on the market don’t seal well, and degrade in only a few years. This includes the “memory foam” types, even when properly serviced with silicone grease as recommended. While ANR headsets may have eliminated most of the noise issues associated with door seals, the reason for having a good seal is for the longevity of your airframe, especially when it has to spend some time in the rain.