So, I am trying to catch up here since we originally purchased our Seabee, you’ll see a few more posts in the next day or so that took place within the last year.
On initial pickup of our project, there was far too much snow and not enough room to grab the spare fuselage back in March (2015). We decided that I would return to grab it when the weather was more conducive. That trip consisted of myself and the family. At the time, a 4 year and 2 year old…..driving 7 hours north. Started early afternoon on Friday, and eventually got to the hotel about 10pm because we ended up stopping every 15 minutes for a bathroom break (cause both kids HAD to go at the same time EVERY 15 minutes).
Unfortunately, I lost or didn’t take any picture of the process. You’ll have to trust me in that it took 2 extremely strong, smart, well thought out people to lift the spare fuselage onto the trailer. After 2 hrs of getting it loaded and secured, we headed home. On our return trip, we were asked a few good questions: “What kind of boat is that?”, “Is that a helicopter?” and “Did you crash it?”. Many of the same people took pictures of our “crashed”, helicopter boat…Does anybody have any history or knowledge of the spare N6155K fuselage? Let us know!
Loaded and ready to head back to Anchorage.
A few weeks earlier we planned to have our conex delivered. This meant I had to rent another uhaul, reload the conex, have them deliver said conex…..then load everything back in. Unfortunately, the timing didn’t work out all that great so I had to load and unload everything into my garage until the conex was delivered. This actually turned out ok as it gave me time to sort out the pieces, and load everything in somewhat of an orderly fashion.
Conex can finally be delivered!
Flaps hanging and struts below.
Sold a few wings, and have our main wings hanging and out of the way, another set is way in the back of the conex.
Rudder, interior trim, painted interior pieces…
Shelving units with a lot of spare parts for electrical, flight instruments, etc.
Door blanks, old doors, wing floats, Daubenspeck cowling, old cowling pieces.
Multitude of misc. pieces.
Spare fuselage pieces drilled out and added to the other spare pieces.
tl;dr – Spare fuselage retrieved, permanent storage delivered and our entire Seabee project is now in one, permanent location.
I mentioned before, if any folks out there are looking for spare parts, please let us know. We most likely have something you need or want.