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Warning: The web site may have been hacked!
I received a notice from a member that he got an email with the Seabee Club logo and a link to click on.
DON'T CLICK ON IT! DELETE THE EMAIL!
This web site does not send out mass emails nor do we solicite for money for any reason! We only respond to individual emails and never provide links to uknown files. Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date. The web site email is:
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Any other email address is phony!!
Have you ever tried to replace your windows? If not, member Joe Thorne can help. Read his window replacement article here. Thanks Joe!
Member Mallory Horton needs a couple of Franklin cowling latches. If you have some contact him at:
Jean-Pierre Legare needs Spencer Aircar plans.
Contact him here firstname.lastname@example.org
An answer to the boat (ship) with a Seabee on it!
Mr. Montgomery's great great aunt used to own it!
I noticed a question on the Seabee website asking about this photograph. The yacht was named Brezzin Thru and belonged to my great great aunt, Leila Post Montgomery. The vessel was originally constructed as a U.S. Navy patrol boat and later converted to a pleasure yacht. It foundered in a hurricane in 1950. The wreck is located in Kingston Harbor, Jamaica.
Very interestingOverhaul your Electrol 430 Hydraulic PowerPac
See details here
ICAO Flight Plan implemented by the FAA...now!
The FAA has mandated the use of ICAO Flight Plans so if and when you file a flight plan it must be in the ICAO format. This is effective August 27, 2019.
See Guidance on ICAO Flight Plan Form here
See ICAO Flight Plan Form here
FAA has issued a SAIB for cable connections!
Although it may not apply to our Seabees, it may be worth it to look at your terminal ends on the control cables. Read the bulletin here (PDF).
Failures were hidden under the safety wire!
Member Eucid Benoit makes news!
We have just started our Eastern Canada Seabee tour and it looks like we with my Seabee will be the guests of honour at the 80th anniversary celebration of transatlantic flying boat operations at Botwood Newfoundland on August 5. Article below (PDF):
Great job Euclid! A great testament to the Seabee's ability.
(and your team's)
Wingman Bruce Hinds and Lead Tom Hoag fly formation
Click on photo for video (MP4)
Send us your Float Strut Mirror Selfies!
You can see them here
If you get an email from email@example.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!)
Bruce Hinds' Newsletters
Get the Latest one below...
firstname.lastname@example.org (to join the automatic email list)
Most of Bruce Hinds Newsletters
Newsletter from member Bruce Hinds with very good Seabee information. Bruce Hinds sent me most of the missing Newsletters! Thanks Bruce. Lots of reading to do!!
(Most missing Newsletters Added) 7/13/2017
Our newest member Mark Byrd
Mark's Twin Bee is S/N 22. Second to last one made.
Welcome aboard Mark!
Member Eucid Benoit and crew do it again!
First Flying Boat at Botwood, Newfoundland in years. Read the article here (PDF). Very interesting.
Red Dragon found!!
Mr. Scott Schroeder from Michigan sent this article to us. Very interesting. Most of you are familiar with the "Red Dragon" painting below.
Well, this is that Seabee!
Thank you Scott!
(Click on images for full size view)
Scott says, "Hello Steve, I am an aviation enthusiast, not a pilot, that used to fly alot with my brother in law. I finished and got through ground school but was not able to continue on to get my license. I am heavily involved at my local airport in Michigan and I have been doing research on a Seabee a friend of mine here used to own. The demonstrator aircraft serial #108 known as the Red Dragon. My friend Scott owned the plane back in the early 90's and I was intrigued when he started talking about the history of that particular plane. I have found information on almost everything he has told me about except he mentioned a terrible crash involving the plane that heavily damaged it. He stated there was a notation in the log book regarding the repairs but all it stated was something to the effect of "replaced hull and wings". I was hoping you may know something about this incident. I have attached a picture of the New York news article he has showing the damaged aircraft that matches the paint scheme of 108 but there is no mention of the serial number or registration number in the story.#108 is still here at a local airport close by but was damaged in a hanger fire. I have not looked at it myself so I'm not sure of the extent of the damage.Sincerely, Scott Schroeder
Mecosta County Michigan"
If anyone knows about Scott's request, let me know and I'll post it.
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.
Seabee Specs, History, Seabee Club
(Added Seabee Design Analysis, Added Seabee Production List)
|Float Strut Selfies or "Look at me!"
Photos of float strut mirror images. We know you've taken one so send it in!
Email to Steve at email@example.com
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!
(Added Rudder Control Horn fix article)
Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
(Added Mark byrd, Added Michael Pratt, Added Greg Johnson)
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
(Added "How the Seabee Works", Added 6-cylinder Counterweight article)
Tributes to 'Super' Bee people past and present
and Reference Materials
FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet A-769
Engine, Propeller, Accessory AD's
Dealer and Distributor's Bulletins (Missing Bulletins Added!!)
Republic Seabee Parts List
CAA (FAA) Flight Manuals
337's (updated 5-4-2018)
(Added Wing-adectomy, Added Crosstube Seal procedure)
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees
(Added Tail Wheel Squeezer) 5/13/2018
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.
(Added Landing Gear Lever Locking Rod)
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations
(Added Aircraft Components Gear System)
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!
(Added Franklin Engine, Added Carolina Aero Tech)
for Sale (or Parts wanted!)
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
(Added Hartzell prop, Removed B9F engine, Removed Float Strut)
Instructors, Associates, Articles, and Training Aids
(Removed Hangar A, Updated Training Guide)
the Seabee Club!)
Hats, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Patches, CD's, Toolbags, Coffee Mugs, Floor Mat, etc.
(Removed Reeves Books and Plug Kit, Coffee Mugs sold out)
Oshkosh 2015 Photos
Oshkosh 2016 Photos
(Added Bruce Bishop photo, "Dragon" Bee)
They are fascinating.
Websites of interest to Seabee owners. Weather, parts, airport information.
(Moved Aircraft Components to Products page)
orFranklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!
(Updated Russ Aircraft adapter rings)
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