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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.
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Hammondsport 2016
The Seaplane Homecoming splash-in
Hammondsport2016
Bill Bardin and Rob Kinyan
(Photo by Karen Brumm)
Hammondsport 2016
Bill Bardin and Ed "ET" Tello
(Photo by Karen Brumm)
Hammondsport 2016
Richie Brumm, KC, Mellisa Tello, Donna Lee, Karen Brumm, ?
(Photo by Sheryl and Mark Phillips)
Hammondsport 2016
?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, SPA Director Steve McCaughy
(Photo by Sheryl and Mark Phillips)
Hammondsport 2016
Parade around Keuka Lake
ET, Bill Bardin, ?, ?.
(Photo by Rob Kinyan)
Pickle
Bill Bardin, KC Ostronik
(Photo by member KC Ostronik)
(Ed note: Let me know who these people are!)

Hammondsport 2016 took place last weekend (September 17-18) and was a big success. Members Bill Bardin, KC Ostronik and Ed "ET" Tello represented the Seabee community. Other seaplanes were in attendance as well but three Seabees is a pretty good showing.

Pickle  Pickle
The "Pickle" at Belair Airport in NY (Photos by KC Ostronik)
    Pickle
The "Pickle"
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Check out this neat video on the Grumman Mallard! (It's really a Grumman Goose) I never knew!
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Bruce Hinds' Newsletters
Get the Latest one below...
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Bruce Hinds Corner
Most of Bruce Hinds Newsletters
Newsletter from member Bruce Hinds with very good Seabee informa
tion.
Hard Landing!!
Hard Landing
Member Brian Robinson explains what happened. All are okay.
Read his explanation here. Yes, they will rebuild!

Photo 2   Photo 3
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New member Eric Huppert

(somewhere in Florida)
Eric Huppert
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Member in Maine
Maine Sunset
Somebody's Seabee in Maine. Beautiful!
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Oshkosh 2016 photos are here!
Send me your photos!
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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.
8/11/2016
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!
9/25/2016
Articles
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
6/30/2016
(Cartoon change)
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 9-10-2016)
Service Instructions
9/10/2016
(N6230K 337's added)
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!            
7/10/2014
Parts for Sale (or Parts wanted!) Free Listing!
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
9/16/2016
(Removed Headliner ad)
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!
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
8/21/2016

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!
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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 25, 2016 (Updated KC Ostronik photo on member page, Added Les Vipond Seabee for slae, Added Hammondsport, Brian Robinson hard landing, Sold Louis Hudgin)