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The "Ol' Marty B" at  Herb Sherwin's House
Herb Sherwin's House
Herb Sherwin found this photo of my Seabee at his home in Alabama way back in October 7, 2012. Thanks Herb! I'm glad you found it!
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Change Your Tail Wheel Bearings (and Races)
This article explains how to change the bearings and races in the Bendix Tail Wheel. However, other tail wheels may benefit from the information. Check it out on the Maintenance page here.
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Check your Aileron Bell Crank!
A member found a disturbing sight when he looked at the Aileron Bell Cranks. See what he did to fix it here. (Tips and Tricks page)
Before
Before
After
After

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Check and replace your Water Rudder Cables. This article explains an easier way to change them. See it here.
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South Wind (Troy) Heater AD update! See it here. AD 2017-06-03.
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ATTENTION: After months of back-and-forth we finally have an answer to the Beta Valve Spring issue! I called Hartzell and they set me straight. See the article on the "Safety Tips" page here. Thanks to Bruce Hinds for bringing this critical issue to our attention! The springs are available from Hartzell or Simuflight.
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Mr. Charles Bain is writing a book and needs stories! If you have an interesting story about your Seabee adventures, send them to Mr. Bain. His email is heritagehistoricalconsulting@gmail.com. He says you guys can remain anonymous!! (and for good reason) You can even use a fake name.  Here is the list of questions from Mr. Bain
He says,
"...
it's all about highlighting the range of experiences this craft has accumulated over the decades."
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Member Dave Reeve is selling some great seaplane books!
See them 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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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.
Aero Club Como (Italy)
The Seabee flies again!
Members Ed Tello and Henry Ruzakowski made a trip to Italy to get the Lake Como Seabee airworthy again. What a trip that must have been! Congratuations to Cesare Baj of the Aero Club Como and to Henry and ET for their "above the call of duty" work. It appears that everything went fine but Cesare says there are a few little things to take care of. The main thing is, IT'S FLYING!
ET, Melisa, Shelby, Henry
ET, Melisa, Shelby and Henry
Aero Como
Aero Club hangar
Aero Como
Aero Como Aero Como Aero Como
Look close...ET and Henry!
Aero Como Aero Como Photos by ET, Henry R. and Cesare Baj

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New at the Seabee Store!
Seabee Vinyl Decals
Guaranteed for three years outside these 10" vinyl decals are an accurate side view of our Seabees. Left and right views included. Stick them on the back of your car, truck, tricycle, where ever you want! The vendor has given us a very good price and is willing to customize any decal the way you want. N-number, name, etc. can be added at no additional charge by the vendor. Check the Seabee Store for more details.
Decals
Colors
Seabee Vinyl Installed
(Installed on my car)
Available in 7 colors from the Seabee Club but custom colors are available. 

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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
3-10-2017: AOPA just released an article on Title Searches. You can read it here.
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!

2/27/2017
(Added Rudder Control Horn fix article)
Members - Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
3/3/2017
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               
(Added Aileron Bell Crank fix) 4/12/2017
Drawings
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.               
3/31/2017
(Added Water Rudder Post)
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!!
03/20/2017
(New Float Struts)
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 7 Seabee's For Sale; 6 Seabee projects

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

4/27/2017
(Updated Mike Lush, Updated Woody Cannon, Sold Louis Hudgin)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos

Oshkosh 2016 Photos
3/7/2017

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!

3/25/2017
(Updated russ Aircraft adapter rings)
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, 2017 (Added Herb Sherwin photo, Buy-a-Seabee updated, Added Tail Wheel Bearing article, Moved checklist to Tips and Tricks, Added Lake Como, Italy, Added Vinyl Decals, Added Aileron Bell Crank fix)