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Sad news:
Mr. John "Hoop" HooperJohn Hooper, the founder of the International Republic Seabee Owners Club (IRSOC), passed away on August 17, 2015. He was 101 years old! It was about 15 years ago that John allowed me to take the reins of the Seabee club website and I have to tell you I was petrified! However, with John's kind words and more help from him than I can put down on this page, he made it work for me. Always a kind word and the most enthusiastic Seabee Club member I have yet to meet (albeit by email). He knew Percival H. Spencer, inventor of the Seabee, personally and never owned a Seabee but sold them back in the 40's and 50's for Republic. He will always be remembered by the members of the IRSOC and with much gratitude. Thank you! (SM for the Seabee Club) 8/19/2015.  Read his obituary here.
Oshkosh was the "Year of the Seabee"!

This WAS the year of the Seabee at Oshkosh! 17 Seabees showed up at various times and 11 made a showing at the EAA Seaplane Base at Oshkosh. Including Bob Woodberry's Twin Bee. That is the most this author has ever seen in one spot! Many new friends were made and some super Seabees were there! Along with a very rare appearance of three, yes, three Piaggio Royal Gulls! There are only four flying so to see three in one spot was amazing. See all the photos here. If you have photos you would like to share please email them to me and I will gladly post them. Please include the photographer's name so I can give credit to them.  See the article and many photos here (updated 8/21/2015):

New Seabee T-shirts available in Black! Also the Seabee CD has turned into the Seabee DVD! It includes 10 Seabee walk Around Videos.
Check them out here!
NEW! Check Supplement #1 to Service News #54
Bruce Hinds' Newsletters
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Mar 2014 NewsletterBruce Hinds Corner

Most of Bruce Hinds Newsletters
Newsletter from member Bruce Hinds with very good Seabee informa
Member Bill Bardin wins Best Amphibian at Oshkosh 2015!
Congratulations Bill!  
Bill Bardin Award  368CM
Photo by Bill Bardin                                         Photo by John Cuny

368CM Interior
Photo by Isaac Alder
Member Henry Chapeskie is flying again!
After an emergency landing that damaged his Seabee, Henry Chapeskie has his new Seabee flying. He says he has about ten hours on it and it is running fine as indicated from the photos below. We are glad to have him back in the air. Especially in a Seabee!

Henry Chapeskie  Henry Chapeskie
Henry Chapeskie  Henry Chapeskie
Henry Chapeskie
Photos by Henry Chapeskie
Before you buy, do a pre-buy inspection. Download it here.
Also, DO A TITLE SEARCH! (Available from AOPA or SPA)
About Seabees
Seabee Specs, History, Seabee Club
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!
Members - Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
Tributes to 'Super' Bee people past and present
Maintenance and Reference Materials
Airframe AD's
Engine AD's
Service Bulletins
Dealer and Distributor's Bulletins
Republic Seabee Parts List
CAA (FAA) Flight Manuals
337's (updated 8-4-2015)
Service Instructions
Tips and Tricks
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees               
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.               
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations               
Recommended Services
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!            
Parts for Sale (or Parts wanted!) Free Listing!
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
CFI's, Associates, Articles, and Training Aids
Seabee Store (Support the Seabee Club!)
Hats, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Patches, CD's, Toolbags, Coffee Mugs, Floor Mat.


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Browse our list of 15 Seabee's For Sale; 8 Seabee projects

Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.

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


Websites of interest to Seabee owners. Weather, parts, airport information.
Seabee Questions and Answers
Franklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!

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Snail mail:
P.O. Box 641
Gilbert, SC  29054
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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 September 2, 2015