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A Seabee member, who will remain nameless, recently discovered a hiddden danger; The Air Rudder hinges were severely corroded. The Seabee had been through numerous annual inspections and the A&P's and IA's didn't catch it! I believe these can be inspected without disassembly, however, to reach the top hinge you must use a ladder and look closely. His solution? He made new ones! What a guy! No, he won't let me give you his name : ) Check out the photos below and

Rudder Hinge  Rudder Hinge
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Rudder Hinge  Rudder Hinge

What parts would you like to see made for our Seabees?
An anonymous member suggested we start a list for the most wanted parts we would like to see made...legally! If you have a suggestion, email me and I will add it to the list. If we get enough of the same part requests we may be able to have them made at a reasonable cost. Even if a part is listed, let me know and I'll keep a running tally so we know what part is most requested.
You must be able to commit to the part!
Check out the "Parts4Sale" page for the list. Thanks. SM
New section on the Maintenance page!
Republic Service Instructions. With miscellaneous installation files.
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Mar 2014 NewsletterBruce Hinds Corner

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Newsletter from member Bruce Hinds with very good Seabee informa
Oshkosh is the "Year of the Seabee"! (It's been confirmed!)
I, and others, have heard that 2015 is the year of the Seabee at the Airventure Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. So get your Seabee ready and let's all meet up at Oshkosh on July 20-26, 2015. You can check the Airventure information here. In 2011 we had 9 Seabees. Lets see if we can smash that record! I will keep track of all the Seabeers planning to go so let me know if you plan on making it. We ain't getting any younger! Let's do it!
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The future of the Seabee may be here!
Below are the renderings of the New Horizon X2 produced by Brian Robinson and Mike Lush of Corvette Seabee fame.
(I'm sure there are others involved but I don't know who they are)
 This could be the finest amphibian design ever. Read the brochure below.

Horizon    Horizon

If you are interested in more information, check the website here:
Message from down under:
The Flying Tadpole was used to advertise for a radio station in Australia and to spot for sharks! That was years ago but Howard Frankenburg remembers.  Thanks Howard!
Gidday mate! Howard says:

"Hi Steve, Well done excellent work my friend ! It's a big Thank you to you and your club this little plane is etched in everyone's mind around summertime in Melbourne in the seventies it holds huge memories not to mention potential shark attacks to warned of to protect beach goers.This plane, to people of my vintage, was as recognisable as " CocoCola " we all knew the flying tadpole.Thanks again mate I will keep in touch with interest and follow your site. If I get any news on this Aussie icon I will pass it on.
Thank you. Kind regards from down under, Howard"

Flying Tadpole
(photos courtesy of
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Gilbert, SC  29054
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Updated May 24, 2015