Cleanup is well under way. Acetone, paint thinner, scotch bright pads, and elbow grease were my main tools this last week. Oh, yeah, and more disassembly. After the hull skins were removed from our entire Seabee, I inspected and found the water rudder post to be severely corroded. After a few nights of PB blaster, […]

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Hull removal is underway. The plane is jacked up, great access all around and let the drilling begin….unless…. Our neighbor Joe (A&P helping with our build) shed some light on a good “trick”. Instead of having to drill out each rivet, he said that if the aluminum surface that the tail of the rivets are […]

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First things first, our Seabee N6311K is in pretty good shape. It has very little to nearly zero corrosion, completely stripped of paint, and ready to be restored. That said, the work it does need could be approached a few different ways. Patched together and flown, repaired with the pieces that originally came off, or […]

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After amassing the Seabee project in one place, we didn’t do much with it. We went through the boxes, made a few lists, but for the most part, we started reading – the internet was our friend. And most importantly, we talked to our acquaintances, fellow pilots, other knowledgeable A&P’s, people that did this for […]

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