This just in!
If you have a heater in your Seabee, you need to read this!
NPRM (read AD) to be issued by the FAA that may require heaters to be inspected and/or replaced. (Sounds expensive!)
Thanks to Bruce Hinds for letting us know.
Member Dave Reeve is selling some great seaplane books!
See them here.
New Seabee Pins!
Just $5.00 each ($7.00 International) they measure 1-1/2" long and
are your typical enamel-type pins.
You can see them at the Seabee Store here.
If you get an email from email@example.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!)
Seabee trivia: The first automobile to use ignition key starting was the 1949 Chrysler. The Seabee had it in 1947!
Thanks to member J.R. Ranney
Gold and silver Seabee necklaces for your significant other. Very well made and she will love it!
Check them out in the Seabee Store! or go to
Member Mark Dimmock has done it! The restoration of CF-DLX is complete. It looks terrific!
Bruce Hinds' Newsletters
CHECK YOUR RUDDER BRACKET PLAY!Oshkosh 2016 photos are here!
A member found his rudder bracket loose. There should be NO play between the bracket and the air rudder. You must take the rudder apart to fix it.
See video here (MOV file). The owner says,
"Ask them to push the rudder gently against the stops, then apply pressure to check for any further movement. Because the horn is riveted to the rudder rib, there shouldn't be any movement. Mine moved because all 6 rivets were loose!
The final "Check Your Rudder" article is complete you can see it here!
Bruce Douglas in the great white north with NO heater!
(Click on image for .MOV file)
Seabees from down under
A comprehensive list of Seabees in Australia from our brothers down under.
(Click on image to open PDF file)
Send me your photos!
Need a Seaplane Rating? Check out Jones Brothers here.
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
Seabee Specs, History, Seabee Club
(Added Seabee Production List)
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!
Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
Tributes to 'Super' Bee people past and present
and Reference Materials
FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet A-769
Engine, Propeller, Accessory AD's
Dealer and Distributor's Bulletins
Republic Seabee Parts List
CAA (FAA) Flight Manuals
337's (updated 9-10-2016)
(Added "Check Your Rudder" article)
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations
(Added Aircraft Components Gear System)
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!
(Added Southern Aero)
for Sale (or Parts wanted!)
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
(Removed Franklin cylinder)
Instructors, Associates, Articles, and Training Aids
(Removed Hangar A, Updated Training Guide)
the Seabee Club!)
Hats, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Patches, CD's, Toolbags, Coffee Mugs, Floor Mat.
(No XXL Khaki jackets left)
Oshkosh 2015 Photos
Oshkosh 2016 Photos
They are fascinating.
Websites of interest to Seabee owners. Weather, parts, airport information.
(Moved Aircraft Components to Products page)
orFranklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!
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P.O. Box 641
Gilbert, SC 29054
Seabee Manuals on DVD!
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and we will change it.
you very much!