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Richie Brumm

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Richie Brumm

Richie Brumm  Richie and Karen
Richie and wife Karen
We have lost a Seabee legend; Richie Brumm died on July 25, 2018. Richie was almost totally responsible for keeping our Seabees flying reliably, especially the Franklin powered ones. His modifications to our Seabees made them much better and safer. There must be a hundred Seabees or more out there with his changes. Republic would have been proud.

I first met Richie in 2003 at Sun ‘n Fun and immediately knew he was a man that knew his stuff and everyone that knew him loved him. He was fun to be with and he could talk “Seabee” for hours. (I wish I had taken notes!) Always helpful, always kind, always laughing. A real Seabee guy. He will be missed tremendously.

He was a great father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife Karen, Son Allen, Daughter-in-law Jennifer, Grandsons Sawyer and Conner,  Brother Freddie and Sister Audrey.      

In the words of member Bruce Hinds:

“For those of you who don’t follow the Seabee stuff on FaceCrap or the Yahoo Discussion group, I’m sorry to report that Richie Brumm passed away. He’s had a pretty rough go of it these past few years with his failing health. Our prayers go out to his wife Karen and their family and friends. He was truly a fine gentleman, friend and so well admired within our little Seabee community.
Godspeed to you all,
Bruce Hinds”

If you would like to contact Karen or Allan there addresses are:
Karen Brumm
P.O. Box 2882
Aquebogue, NY  11931

Allan Brumm
37 Cornell Street East
Northport, NY 11731
Member Mike Zeller needs the locking pin and bronze bushing for a locking tail wheel.
Locking Pin
If you have one to sell, contact Mike at or
(812) 305-2568
Member Bruce Hinds made a tool for "squeezing" the Tail Wheel tire for easy mounting.
See it here
Look what Australian member Ian Goldie is doing!
A twin pusher Seabee!
Ian Goldie
Ian says, "Hi Steve, just a brief update on my project. We have increased fin / rudder height and increased rudder chord approx 50%. Now working on creating the new centre section with much modification. Hull is back on it's gear. I will try to attach photos. (See photos here)
One thing you may be able to provide info on, is how is drooping ailerons achieved on some SeaBees. The engines will be mounted on the new centre section similar to twin Bee, but retaining the pusher configuration. The engines will be Hyundai R2.2L Diesel 190HP. Props
most likely out of New Zealand called Air master PSRU's. I will build up using V belts (at least 4) and pulleys. Cheers Ian Goldie."
If you can help Ian, contact him at
Send us your Float Strut Mirror Selfies!
You can see them here

Our newest member!
Todd Goudeau
Todd Goudeau from Louisiana. Welcome Todd!
Read the plan Todd has for N6314K!

Bogus offers!!
If you get an email from 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!)

Bruce Hinds' Newsletters
Get the Latest one below... (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
See his email here
Very interesting
Bruce Bishop flying his new Seabee over the mountains at 11,500'.
Nice view! Thanks Bruce!
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?
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.
Need a Seaplane Rating? Check out Jones Brothers here.
Jones Brothers
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
(Added Seabee Design Analysis, Added Seabee Production List)
Oshkosh Photos
Seabees and members at Oshkosh 2015 and Oshkosh 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
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!

(Added Rudder Control Horn fix article)
Members - Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
(Added Todd Goudeau, Added Ronald Cooper)
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
(Added "How the Seabee Works", Added 6-cylinder Counterweight article)
Tributes to 'Super' Bee people past and present
(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
337's (updated 5-4-2018)
Service Instructions
(Added N87567 to 337 page)
Tips and Tricks
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees               
(Added Tail Wheel Squeezer) 5/13/2018
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.               
(Added Tail Wheel Locking Collar, Added Tail Wheel Spindle)
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations               
(Added Aircraft Components Gear System)
Recommended Services
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!            
(Added Franklin Engine, Added Carolina Aero Tech)
Parts for Sale (or Parts wanted!) Free Listing!
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
(Removed old ads, wings for sale)
Instructors, Associates, Articles, and Training Aids
(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.

(Coffee Mugs sold out)

Browse our list of 8 Seabee's For Sale and 4 Seabee projects.

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

(Removed Olsen's C-182, Added Roger O'Grady Seabee photos)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos

Oshkosh 2016 Photos
(Added "Dragon" Bee, Added Eric Huppert photos)

Newsletters, Dealer and Distributor bulletins. If you are interested in the production history, read these! 

They are fascinating.


Websites of interest to Seabee owners. Weather, parts, airport information.
(Moved Aircraft Components to Products page)
Seabee Questions and Answers
Franklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!

(Updated Russ Aircraft adapter rings)
Contact Steve at
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 August 15, 2018 (Hack notice, Added Karen and Allan Brumm's address, Added Todd Goudeau, Added Roger O'Grady-for sale-photos, Removed Frank Hublou ad)