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  This just in!
If you have a heater in your Seabee, you need to read this!
NPRM (read AD) to be issued by the FAA that may require heaters to be inspected and/or replaced. (Sounds expensive!)
Click here
Thanks to Bruce Hinds for letting us know.
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Member Dave Reeve is selling some great seaplane books!
See them here.
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New Seabee Pins!
Seabee Pin
Just $5.00 each ($7.00 International) they measure 1-1/2" long and
are your typical enamel-type pins.
You can see them at the Seabee Store here.
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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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Seabee trivia:
The first automobile to use ignition key starting was the 1949 Chrysler. The Seabee had it in 1947!
Thanks to member J.R. Ranney
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Gold and silver Seabee necklaces for your significant other. Very well made and she will love it!
Gold Seabee  Silver Seabee
Check them out in the Seabee Store! or go to
www.wildernessmint.com
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Member Mark Dimmock has done it! The restoration of CF-DLX is complete. It looks terrific!
Mark Dimmock

Before
Mark Dimmock
After
Mark Dimmock Mark Dimmock
Mark and friends have been working on DLX for two years (must have been non-stop!)  Great job Mark!
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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.
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CHECK YOUR RUDDER BRACKET PLAY!
Rudder
A member found his rudder bracket loose. There should be NO play between the bracket and the air rudder. You must take the rudder apart to fix it.
See video here (MOV file). The owner says,
"
Ask them to push the rudder gently against the stops, then apply pressure to check for any further movement. Because the horn is riveted to the rudder rib, there shouldn't be any movement. Mine moved because all 6 rivets were loose!
The final "Check Your Rudder" article is complete you can see it here!
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Bruce Douglas in the great white north with NO heater!
Bruce Douglas
(Click on image for .MOV file)
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Seabees from down under
A comprehensive list of Seabees in Australia from our brothers down under.
Australian Seabees
(Click on image to open PDF file)
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Oshkosh 2016 photos are here!
Send me your photos!
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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 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!

7/24/2014
Members - Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
2/9/2017
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
2/1/2017
(Added "Check Your Rudder" article)
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               
9/9/2016
(Added Aircraft Components Gear System)
Recommended Services
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!            
01/23/2017
(Added Southern Aero)
Parts for Sale (or Parts wanted!) Free Listing!
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
01/23/2017
(Removed Franklin cylinder)
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
(No XXL Khaki jackets left)

Buy-a-Seabee!
Browse our list of 8 Seabee's For Sale; 6 Seabee projects

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

9/22/2016
(Sold Louis Hudgin, Added Craig Haws, Sold Russ Mager)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos

Oshkosh 2016 Photos
12/4/2016

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.
9/9/2016
(Moved Aircraft Components to Products page)
Seabee Questions and Answers
                           or
Franklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!

3/8/2016
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 February 9, 2017 (Added member Ian Goldie, Updated Seabee Store, Added heater NPRM, Added Rudder Bracket link, Removed Franklin cylinder from Parts for Sale, Updated O-ring list with MS numbers)