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More than 450,000 served
  This just in!

Keep your can cold!
Check them out at the Seabee Store!

Drink Koozies

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New! Electrol 430 PowerPac Plungers

If you have an old Electrol PowerPac, check the plungers to see if they are broken. Mine were (on an old pump)!  See the plungers here.
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Our newest Seabee pilots!
Queen Bee drivers Queen Bee
Left to right: Josh Kaskel, Me, Jules Mominee, Mike Zeller and...
the "Queen Bee" (2M0 - Kentucky)
See Josh's video here! Thanks Josh!
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Tavares, Florida Splash-In! (2016)
Four Seabees showed up at Tavares April 7, 2016.
Great time at the perfect seaplane base!
Photos by Bill Bold and waiter at the Tiki Bar.
Bill Bardin
Bill Bardin
Lunchtime!
Lunchtime!
4 Seabees
4 Seabees
From front to back clockwise: BIll Bardin (won Best Metal Amphibian at SNF 2016!), Bill Lissow, Dick Rogers, Steve Mestler. Shon Limor, Miller Monarch, Cris Mestler (not shown), Mandy ?, John Walrath (Lake Amphib), Edgar Tello aka: ET, Bill Bold, Gerry Belcher, Scott Vanderweel.
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Seaplane Base for sale. Details here.
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Locking Tail Wheel System
If you've ever wondered about the early Seabee's Locking tail Wheel, this article is for you. Read it here. Our thanks to member Bruce Hinds for his excellent explanation of a mysterious system (at least to me!).
Updated 3-18-2016

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Weight and Balance
An Excel spreadsheet making weight and balance a no-brainer! Check it out on the Training page here. Thanks to Member Bruce Hinds!
(Note: You MUST enter YOUR Empty Weight and Oil Arm information. See a sample here)
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Seabee Production List from 1988
The former "Seabee Club International" produced a very comprehensive list of Seabees from 1988. You can download it here. Courtesy of Dick Sanders.

 
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This is what Seabee-in' is all about!
(Photos by Jaren's wife Alyssa)
Jaren Lynn and Family
Look at the little boys eyes. Priceless!
Jaren Lynn and Family  Jaren Lynn Family
Great looking family! 
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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.
Time again for Oshkosh! July 25 - 31

We had 17 Seabees there last year let's see if we can beat that.
Let's show the Airboss who's boss!

Click here for information http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure.
(NOTAM not available yet)
 
Download Seabee Parking Map here.

Score
USA - 6
Canada - ?

Email me if you are going and I'll add you to the "score" board!
(There will also be a fly-out splash-in at member Dennis Dents lake house north of Oshkosh. A good time is bound to happen. Detail coming)
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More photos from member Dennis Dent
(Thanks Dennis!)
Dennis Dent Dennis Dent
Dennis Dent Gee, I wonder who was winning!
Dennis-Somewhere in South Carolina!
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New member Jason Knier and his crew are restoring
N6113K! (In Alaska)


Retractable Floats
(Photo by Jason?)

You can follow their progress here
http://tugmoe.com/knier-seabee/.
They have made some good progress in a very short time and there are some GREAT photos!
Thanks Jason.

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Need a Seaplane Rating? Check out Jones Brothers here.
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
About Seabees
Seabee Specs, History, Seabee Club
3/6/2016
(Added Seabee Production List)
Oshkosh Photos
Seabees and memberrs at Oshkosh 2015.
9/30/2015
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!
7/24/2014
Members - Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
4/17/2016
Articles
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
2/27/2015
Honorarium
Tributes to 'Super' Bee people past and present
8/19/2015
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 8-4-2015)
Service Instructions
3/28/2016
(Franklin Parts Lists and Notes on Maintenance Page)
Tips and Tricks
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees               
1/1/2016
Drawings
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.               
6/18/2015
Products
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations               
7/10/2014
Recommended Services
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!            
7/10/2014
Parts for Sale (or Parts wanted!) Free Listing!
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
3/25/2016
(Added Cleveland Brake request, Added Airspeed Indicator)
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.

4/29/2016

Buy a Seabee! (and 1 Spencer Aircar)
Browse our list of 9 Seabee's For Sale; 8 Seabee projects and 1 Spencer Aircar

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

4/15/2016
(Modified Mike Shay ad, Added Wells project)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos
4/30/2016

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.
9/27/2014
Seabee Questions and Answers
                           or
Franklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!

3/8/2016
(Added Jaren Lynn question)
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 April 30, 2016 (Added Josh's video link, Added Koozies to Store, Updated Training page, Added link to Hydraulic Plungers, OSH info added, Added newest members)