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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So after a long weekend of sorting through 100’s of parts, countless boxes and cans of airplane “pieces”, we packed and secured the uhaul and trailer and started the 350 mile trek south. Looking back, it was a very successful and damage free journey. Best part,┬áthere isn’t much to comment on besides a few stops […]

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After a month of getting schedules, rentals and timing right, mid March of 2015 was when we closed on purchasing our Seabee project. We purchased it from a gentleman in Fairbanks, AK, where it happened to be the coldest weekend of the winter. We ended up driving from Anchorage to Fairbanks on a Thursday after […]

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