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This just in!
Anybody know what this hydraulic pump is?
KC Hydraulic Pump

Photo 1   Photo 2   Photo 3
If you know, let us know. Email Steve and KC at
smestler@pbtcomm.net
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Replace your forward Rudder pulleys. If you have tail wheel steering (or even if you don't) and you notice fraying of the cables under the 2" pulleys up front, this procedure will cure it. No 337 required! See it here.
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Send us your Float Strut Mirror Selfies!
You can see them here

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If you have a Franklin -B9F oil dipstick you want to sell, please contact Steve at smestler@pbtcomm.net. Thanks.
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Aft Rudder Cable replacement. Not an easy job but if you gotta do it, you gotta do it! As always, thanks to  member Bruce Hinds for his input!
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Mount your Paddle/Boathook on the ceiling!
See the article here (Tips and Tricks)
Thanks to Bruce Hinds!
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Have you ever wondered what the counterweights were and what they did in your Lycoming (or Continental) engine? Member Bruce Hinds sent an article explaining them. Very good advice for all of us with GO-480 engines. (Thanks Bruce!)
Click here for PDF file
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Our newest member!
Robert McCarthy
Robert McCarthy just purchased 14K and is looking for paperwork on the Daubenspeck STC SA282NW engine conversion. If you can help, contact Robert at 
pilot68@yahoo.com. Welcome aboard Robert!
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ALL Super-Charged Engines!
The FAA has issued a SAIB (not an AD) for the exhaust clamps on Super-Charged engines (any type). It may be worth looking at your clamps to see if they are cracked. Download the SAIB here.
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Exhaust Cover

Exhaust Covers: Article by member Bruce Hinds.
Preventing contaminants (water) into the engine case.
Cost? Practically nothing!
Thanks Bruce!
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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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South Wind (Troy) Heater AD update! See it here. AD 2017-06-03.
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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
Captain Starn's Seabee - Atlantic City, NJ
Starn's Seabee
Captain Starn's Seabee rides. Mr. Don Dyen sent this in and is requesting information if you know anything contact Don at d.dyen@verizon.net
See his email here http://republicseabee.com/Seabeenews.html.
Very interesting
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Bruce Bishop flying his new Seabee over the mountains at 11,500'.
Nice view! Thanks Bruce!
BB
Bruce says: "Those are the Brazos Cliffs near Chama new Mexico taken from N6325k on a flight from Taos (SKX) to Durango (DRO). We were at 11,500."

Who says Seabees can't fly over the mountains?
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Members Pete Norman and Eric Huppert flying the award winning Seabee
Pete Norman      Pete Norman
Eric Huppert visiting Pete Norman on Fallen Leaf Lake just south of Lake Tahoe.
Photos by a guy in a Turbo Lake Amphibian.
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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
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 smestler@pbtcomm.net
03/15/2018
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!
4/4/2018
(Added Samual Sarns, Added Bruce Bishop new Seabee)
Articles
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
1/20/2018
(Added "How the Seabee Works", Added 6-cylinder Counterweight article)
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 (Missing Bulletins Added!!)
Republic Seabee Parts List
CAA (FAA) Flight Manuals
STC's
337's (updated 9-10-2016)
Service Instructions
3/21/2018
(Added Aft Rudder Cable Replacement, Added Marvel-Schebler Manuals)
Tips and Tricks
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees               
(Added new Bow Door Rod, Added iPad Holder) 2/6/2018
Drawings
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.               
2/6/2018
(Added Tail Wheel Locking Collar, Added Tail Wheel Spindle)
Products
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations               
9/9/2016
(Added Aircraft Components Gear System)
Recommended Services
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!            
08/15/2017
(Added Franklin Engine, Added Carolina Aero Tech)
Parts for Sale (or Parts wanted!) Free Listing!
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
04/10/2018
(Added Mike Goodman parts, Removed Jeremy Brown 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, etc.

4/29/2016
(No XXL Khaki jackets left)

Buy-a-Seabee!
Browse our list of 7 Seabee's For Sale and 6 Seabee projects.

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

4/3/2018
(Changed Frank Hublou ad, Sold NHS Project, Added Corvette project)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos

Oshkosh 2016 Photos
4/19/2018
(Added "Dragon" Bee, Added Eric Huppert photos)

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 19, 2018 (Dragon Bee added, Added KC Hydraulic Pump question, Parts updated, Added Samual Sarns membership, Changed Buy-a-Seabee page)