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This just in!
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. 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:
smestler@pbtcomm.net or smestler@comporium.com
Any other email address is phony!!

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Two Towbar plans
One for the tail wheel and one for the main gear.
Check them out on the Tips and Tricks page
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Wing-adectomy
(or how to open your wing)

If you ever need to open your wing, this is how you do it. See the article here.
(Updated 2-10-2019)
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Flap Hinge-Spar cracks found
It has come to our attention that cracks have been found on the aft spar lower flange under the flap hinges. Tough to see without removing the flap and hinge hardware.
Read the fix here.
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NEW! Leading Edge Hole Plugs!
Fills 7/16" holes
LE Plugs
Fill those nasty holes in your wing and stabilizer.
Check them out here:
 http://www.republicseabee.com/SeabeeStore.html
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Hammondsport, NY 2018

Hammondsport 2018
Original restored 1914 Curtiss "Model F" flying boat.
Flown by Rob Kenyan on September 15th, 2018.
(Photos by member Bill Bardin)
Hammondsport 2018 Hammondsport 2018
Hammondsport 2018 Hammondsport 2018
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Wingman Bruce Hinds and Lead Tom Hoag fly formation
Formation Video
Click on photo for video (MP4)
Thanks Tom!
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Send us your Float Strut Mirror Selfies!
You can 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. Bruce Hinds sent me most of the missing Newsletters! Thanks Bruce. Lots of reading to do!!
(Most missing Newsletters Added) 7/13/2017
Get your own private Seaplane Base on beautiful Lake Murray, SC!
1238 Shull Island Rd
(Click for full size)
See video here (MP4)
Contact Elaine or Joe Katzenberger at:
elainegkatz@gmail.com or
joeckatz@gmail.com
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Members Bruce Hinds and John Cuny at Lake Isabel north of Seattle...Beautiful!

Isabel
John's, Bruce's and Mike Arntzen's
Isabel
Isabel Isabel
Mike, Janie and John Cuny
(Looks like Gilligan's Island!)
Isabel Isabel
Isabel Isabel
John, Janie, Bruce and Ollie
(Click on photos for full size view)
Bruce says, "This lake is one way in, one way out but there is a gap at the far end you can pass through if things don't look right. Water is crystal clear and no noise, bugs or people."
Sounds really fun.
John says, "Nice day at an Alpine Lake, 3200' MSL. Nice to have the big engine on the Seabee. Peaks in the area 5000+."

All photos by John Cuny except for the lower right corner by Mike Arntzen (Sportsman pilot).
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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? Refresher? 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
04/26/2018
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!
2/10/2018
(Added Greg Johnson, Added Scott Cooper, Added Todd Goudeau)
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
7/28/2018
(Richie Brumm)
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 5-4-2018)
Service Instructions
2/10/2019
(Added Wing-adectomy, Added Crosstube Seal procedure)
Tips and Tricks
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees               
(Added Tail Wheel Squeezer) 5/13/2018
Drawings
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.               
9/13/2018
(Added Main Landing Gear Cross Tubes)
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!!
10/14/2018
(Added B9F ad, Removed old ads)
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.

7/25/2018
(Coffee Mugs sold out)

Buy-a-Seabee!
Browse our list of 10 Seabee's For Sale and 3 Seabee projects.

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

3/20/2019
(Added Aztec, Added Henry Ruzakowski, Added Ray Lynot for sale)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos

Oshkosh 2016 Photos
9/13/2018
(Added Bruce Bishop photo, "Dragon" Bee)

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 March 20, 2019 (Added Aztec to for sale page, Added Henry R. to for sale page, Added towbars to Tips and Tricks, Added Greg Johnson to membership)