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Urgent!
A club member is in desperate need of 337 forms for the Electro-air  Electronic ignition system for the Frankin engines. This system replaces parts in the distributor to an up-to-date, state of the art electronic ignition system. If you have a Franklin engine with this "approved" modification, please email me a copy of your 337 form. No names will be used in this research. E-mail me at: smestler@pbtcomm.net.
We know of four or five of them so far but need as many as we can get. Thank you.
These are the ones we know about
(initials only, you know who you are):
D.J.
E.H.
J.P.
F.C.
A.P.
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Member Mike Gilroy needs a prop clamp for a Hartzell HC-A3MV20-3L (Three blade) See his contact information on the Parts Wanted Page
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Member Eric Huppert at the Beach!
Eric Huppert Beached
Somewhere in Florida. Photo by Eric Huppert. Nice shot Eric!

Tail Wheel Cable Guard

If your tail wheel control horn looks like this, and has not extended on the water at times, this may fix your problem. A simple guard will prevent possible tail wheel damage. See the article here.

Cable Guard
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Seabee Club Logo License Plate
(Available at the Seabee Store)
License Plate
Made of .040" aluminum and is standard 6" x 12"
Available now!
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South Wind (Troy) Heater AD update! See it here. AD 2017-06-03.
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Bogus offers!!
If you get an email from sward0100@gmail.com it's BOGUS!! Offers have been made on parts to more than one member but they refuse to forward their location and they want bank account information.
Don't answer emails from them.
(It just happened again on 10-31-2016!)

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Bruce Hinds' Newsletters
Get the Latest one below...
brucehinds@earthlink.net (to join the automatic email list)

Bruce Hinds Corner
Most of Bruce Hinds Newsletters
Newsletter from member Bruce Hinds with very good Seabee informa
tion. Bruce Hinds sent me most of the missing Newsletters! Thanks Bruce. Lots of reading to do!!
(Most missing Newsletters Added) 7/13/2017
Our future is in good hands!
Member Eric Huppert copiloting with Grandson Josh.
At-a-boy Josh!!

Josh the Pilot!
 Josh salute
Photos by Josh's Mom, Kristen.
(click on photos for full size view)
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Jones Brothers
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Before you buy, do a pre-buy inspection. Download it here.
Also, DO A TITLE SEARCH! (Available from AOPA or SPA)

AOPA Aero-Space Reports,  800-765-2336
3-10-2017: AOPA just released an article on Title Searches. You can read it here.
About Seabees
Seabee Specs, History, Seabee Club
6/5/2017
(Added Seabee Design Analysis, Added Seabee Production List)
Oshkosh Photos
Seabees and members at Oshkosh 2015 and Oshkosh 2016.
11/1/2016
Safety Tips
Tips on how not to crash! These are offered up from the membership and your input is always welcome.
Who knows, we might just bring down insurance costs!

2/27/2017
(Added Rudder Control Horn fix article)
Members - Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
3/3/2017
Articles
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
6/30/2016
(Cartoon change)
Honorarium
Tributes to 'Super' Bee people past and present
11/16/2016
Maintenance and Reference Materials
FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet A-769
Airframe AD's
Engine, Propeller, Accessory AD's
Service Bulletins
Dealer and Distributor's Bulletins
Republic Seabee Parts List
CAA (FAA) Flight Manuals
STC's
337's (updated 9-10-2016)
Service Instructions
7/18/2017
(Added IO-540 STC to STC page)
Tips and Tricks
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees               
(Added Hull Leak Adapter) 7/12/2017
Drawings
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.               
3/31/2017
(Added Water Rudder Post)
Products
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations               
9/9/2016
(Added Aircraft Components Gear System)
Recommended Services
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!            
08/15/2017
(Added Carolina Aero Tech)
Parts for Sale (or Parts wanted!) Free Listing!
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
06/26/2017
(Added Glen Hyde request)
Training
Instructors, Associates, Articles, and Training Aids
4/22/2016
(Removed Hangar A, Updated Training Guide)
Seabee Store (Support the Seabee Club!)
Hats, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Patches, CD's, Toolbags, Coffee Mugs, Floor Mat, etc.

4/29/2016
(No XXL Khaki jackets left)

Buy-a-Seabee!
Browse our list of 8 Seabee's For Sale and 5 Seabee projects.

Should I buy a Seabee? Questions and answers for first time buyers.

7/20/2017
(Added Don Johnson, Added Craig Green, Removed Woody Cannon)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos

Oshkosh 2016 Photos
7/14/2017
(Moved Air and Space articles to Seabeenews.html)

Archives
Newsletters, Dealer and Distributor bulletins. If you are interested in the production history, read these! 

They are fascinating.

9/8/2015

Websites of interest to Seabee owners. Weather, parts, airport information.
9/9/2016
(Moved Aircraft Components to Products page)
Seabee Questions and Answers
                           or
Franklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!

3/25/2017
(Updated Russ Aircraft adapter rings)
Contact Steve at smestler@pbtcomm.net
Snail mail:
P.O. Box 641
Gilbert, SC  29054
All Seabee Manuals on DVD!
Click here for details

Editor's Note: If your e-mail address is anywhere on this website (especially on the 'Parts for Sale' page), please check to make sure it is correct. If it needs changing, e-mail me and we will change it. Thank you very much!

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Updated August 18, 2017 (Added Huppert phots, Added Ignition request, Added Mike Gilroy request, Added Michel Allard camping, Added EricHuppert's beached photo)