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Urgent!
Member Mike Gilroy needs a prop clamp for a Hartzell HC-A3MV20-3L (Three blade) See his contact information on the Parts Wanted Page
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Member Eric Huppert at the Beach!
Eric Huppert Beached
Somewhere in Florida. Photo by Eric Huppert. Nice shot Eric!

Going to Oshkosh? You need this...

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Tail Wheel Cable Guard

If your tail wheel has not extended on the water this may fix your problem. A simple guard will prevent possible tail wheel damage. See the article here.

Cable Guard
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Seabee Club Logo License Plate
(Available at the Seabee Store)
License Plate
Made of .040" aluminum and is standard 6" x 12"
Available now!
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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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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. Bruce Hinds sent me most of the missing Newsletters! Thanks Bruce. Lots of reading to do!!
(Most missing Newsletters Added) 7/13/2017
Our Canadian brother Michel Allard
Michel Allard  Michel Allard
He must have an extended baggage compartment! Note the two dog carriers!
Great photos Michel! Thank you.

Michel Allard
Photos by Michel Allard and wife
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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
6/5/2017
(Added Seabee Design Analysis, 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
7/18/2017
(Added IO-540 STC to STC page)
Tips and Tricks
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees               
(Added Hull Leak Adapter) 7/12/2017
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!!
06/26/2017
(Added Glen Hyde request)
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 and 5 Seabee projects.

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

7/20/2017
(Added Don Johnson, Added Craig Green, Removed Woody Cannon)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos

Oshkosh 2016 Photos
7/14/2017
(Moved Air and Space articles to Seabeenews.html)

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 July 18, 2017 (Added Mike Gilroy request, Added Michel Allard camping, Added EricHuppert's beached photo, Updated Buy a Seabee, Added OSH NOTAM, Added Hull Leak Adapter to Tips and Tricks)