Bruce Hinds Newsletters from the past!
Member Bruce Hinds' Newsletters from the Northwest Seabee Club.
Bruce has made available all the past newsletters he has authored. Thanks Bruce!!

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(Ed note: I will add newsletters as I get them. There is a time delay between receiving them and editing them for the website. Eventually they will all be available. Thanks again Bruce! Great newsletter.

Listing is from most recent to the earliest
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March - Seabee on a Ship (sounds like a Seafood dish), Jungle Jim Seabee references, Where is N6551K? (Dick Shaner), Hi-temp defrost vents (Cool! er, Hot!) 
February- Book: Reunion in Paradise (M.J. Hinds), Seabee's for sale, Connie Clark remembers Ken Thompson. Wing walks for sale with photo.
January- Ken Thompson remembered by Seabee owners, memorial for Doug Pierce, strut inspection reminder.
December 2013- Steve Mestler, John Cuny and Bruce Hinds meeting (finally!), Ken Thompson death, Doug Pierce remembered, ice on a Seabee.
November 2013- Update e-mails, Mike Shay solos!, Tundra Tires, Water landing with the tail wheel down, scupper drain plug: yes or no, John Cuny-newsletters
October 2013- Donn Booth passing, Keith Heibert passing, Don Kyte engine problems on a river, John Cuny making much progress on his Bee, Bruce Douglas' Bee, Seabee Type Certificate sold and being produced (maybe).
February 2013- Checklist usage, Aero Club Como (Italy) buys a Seabee, Don Kyte article on Seaplane Club beginning.
March 2012- Don Kyte's stories, Seabee hulk for the asking, SE-AXB flying boat (Sweden Seabee) history, Wein Air Alaska, Alaskan Seabee Safari D. Kyte). 
January/February 2012- Special edition! Don Kyte's articles. Don Kyte has graciously allowed for his articles (and books!) to be public domain. Good reading.  
December 2011 - Franklin Fuel Pump overhaul, late Ed Clark's Seabee in L.A.,  engine "dryer", tail wheels, Flight Sim Seabee, classifieds.
November 2011 - Mike Shay's restoration, Jonny Depp movie-"The Rum Diary", winterizing, exhaust covers, GO-480 gearbox backlash, classifieds.
October 2011 - Cutts Island, "The Rum Diary" movie trailer (twin Bee), 340 HP Superbee, Pete Norman trophy, IO-470P STC, classifieds.
September 2011 - Formation flying, Flight Sim Seabee by Kevin Miller, E.T.'s letter from Jean McCreery, 5 Seabees at Oshkosh 2011, Floor winch, classifieds.
August 2011 - Towbars and towing, Registered Seabees and flying, Axle Bolts, Classifieds.
July 2011 - Crazy Paint Job contest, towbar request, seat modification ?, Cessna seat track AD, FAA Re-registration website, classifieds.
June 2011 - Miniature Golf Seabee, 
May 2011 - Sun n' Fun damaging winds (Tornado), Ben Coleman FAA Award, Classifieds, Websites.
April 2011 - 2003 Sun 'n Fun, Weather at 2011 Sun 'n Fun, Brewster's RC-3 weight and balance worksheet, history, classifieds.  
March 2011 - Jim Poel memorial notes, Bruce's trip to Florida, Dubai Goose crash, Clean 100 octane coalition, checklist useage, classsifieds.
February 2011 - Jim Poel remeberence, Jim Poel blog page, Seabee Hull boat (Tinny), Seabee ice boat, Mystery Plane, Gear UP check, checklist, classifieds.
January 2011 - V-8 "Thunder Bee", GO-480's off a T-Bone, Twin landing light request, From last month; Spencer Twin Aircar, classifieds, websites.
December 2010 - Mystery Airplane, Seaplane forum, Jim Poel returns home, DUI warning, Flying Boats history, classifieds, products and websites.
November 2010 - Towing a water skier, your introduction to Seabees, youtube video of Seabee disection explained, hull plugs, rudder gust locks, classifieds, etc
October 2010 - Jim Sorenson's Seabee (N6719K) flying again, Bob Gould's rudder damage, Bruce Hinds' fuel leak, New CPR procedures, classifieds
September 2010 - Jim Sorenson's Seabees, Donn Booth's magazines, "Green Slime" from fuel pump problem, Catalina Island DVD, Classifieds 
August 2010 - Glen Alton's new Bee, Jim Poel in rehab, FAA Aircraft Re-register rule, Classifieds. 
July 2010 - Jim Poel salute, Glenn Curtiss museum, Feedback on srtut fitting covers, Alfred Marchev's daughter (Mimi) writes of her father, Aviation History, ads 
June 2010 - Lower Strut cover question, Getting stuck on the beach, Don Kyte: Beaching and Ramping, Classifieds
May 2010 - "Big" Jim Sorensen, Julia Hensley in Tenn., Strut corrosion, classifieds, website links
April 2010 - Jim Sorensen health update, Skyways Magazine with Seabee article, Texas Seabee auction, Galen Tustison article, sign up for e-mail notification of AD's from the FAA, Lower wing strut fittings, Classifieds. 
March 2010 - Orca paint job, 6-place Seabee (S/N 685) confirmed!, paper license change, classifieds.
February 2010 - Old Seabee ad photo, Mrs. Hensley's Seabees, 6-place Seabee ?, RC-3 Military History, Grumman Splash-In, ad's.
January 2010 - Widow with Seabee hulls and parts, Letter from Major LaGuardia to Airlines, Seabee crosses the Pond, Classifieds.
December 2009 - Bob Gould picture, Scott Henderson Simuflight updates, John Burrows Seabee (1968), Oil drain plug, Classifieds.
November 2009 - Seabee restorations,  Don Kyte Adventure (PDF file),  Penetrating oil effectiveness, classifieds.
SeptOber 2009 - Clear Lake Splash-in, Gull Wing doors?, Maintenance, classifieds.
August 2009 - Seabee accident in Burley, Idaho, replace paper airman certificate!, classifieds, etc.
July 2009 - Bruce Hinds and Henry Ruzakowski visit John Cuny, Mike Brown Splash-In, Beaver (youtube) video, classifieds.
June 2009 - Gullwing doors on a Seabee, VeeBee's (V-8) Seabee in the USA, Saratoga Lake splash-in,  eAPIS (online US customs)
May 2009 - Build an Aircar in 5 minutes!, Snapple commercial with a Seabee in it, crosswind technique, tail wheel tires.
April 2009 - Buy the Seaplane you've always wanted!, Audit vs. Insurance (by Bob Gould), Safety and Maintenance, Classifieds.
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February 2009 - GO-480 power settings, TSA "surprise" inspections, Tail wheel ideas, Hugh Gordon; Flying Boat Pioneer.
January 2009 - Rudder Trim, Legislative issues, Rudder Gust Lock.
December 2008 -  Retractable float photo, gap seals, Twin Bee restoration,  Corvette Bee, a Seabee History, Border Crossing Rule, Tail Wheel, Classifieds. 
November 2008 - Request for Seabee photos, videos, etc. Clear Lake Splash-in video. Invasive species, tail wheel information, FAA acident reports, BoR rule change, classified ads.
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December 2004 - Missings
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September 2004 - Missing
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April 2004 - April fools! Ernst and Clyde: Moose in the cockpit, sunk Seabee recovery, Wankel engine mod. ; )
April 2004 - OK, the real one!
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August - November 2003 - Not available. Bruce was too busy!  ;  )
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January 2003 - Santa Nose Art, Steinar's Website from Norway, Percival Spencer history,  Classifieds
December 2002 - Seabee "Christmas" nose, under water egress, Lake Isabel, Bremerton, Bonanza control wheel 337, parts and ads.
November 2002 - "Rataman" Bruce, Turbo-prop Seabee?, IO-540 STC, Seabee parts and classifieds.
October 2002 - Lake Cushman Fly-in, Skamania Island, Lake Isabel, classifieds.
August-September 2002 - Columbia River, John Hooper and the Seabee website, classifieds.
July 2002 - Bob McKenney, rudder gust lock warning!, history of Seabees in Norway, Bruce Hinds trip photos, Yahoo! forum, ads.
June 2002 - Simple rudder gust lock, Lake Isabel, Bremerton, Beaver on floats, classifieds.
May 2002 - Sun 'n Fun 2002, WSPA meeting, classifieds.
April 2002 - Norway news, Moose in a Seabee, 3 Bees at Oak Harbor, Calendar, Classifieds.
March 2002 - Ground Hogs Dinner, Seabee CD debute, Helio Currier wing on a Seabee, Byron Miller Alaska cabin, N6328K nose.
February 2002 - Original RC-1 prototype, "Nose Job" on N6328K, classifieds.
January 2002 - Lake Isabel Targeted for closure, join SPA, Aeroshell Oil recall, classifieds.
December 2001 - Steinar's new Seabee group, Northwest History of the Seattle Seabee Club (Don Kyte), Ads, Parts for sale, Interesting websites. 
November 2001 - Don Kyte Story, request for information on ripped-off Widow auctioning off 2 Seabees S/N 51(N144SG) and S/N 250(N6070K). Seabees money collected., classifieds, parts for sale.
July-August 2001 - Warbird Fly-in at Olympia, General ads, IRSOC reference, 200 HP (IO-360) Seabee, Model Seabee and Twin-Bee
June 2001 - Request for Seabee accessible ramps/docks, Splash-ins
April 2001 - "Let's Go Somewhere!", Splash-Ins, General Information


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Updated 7-13-2017. (Added Most Newslettters thanks to Bruce Hinds! Thanks Bruce!)