Springtime Projects

If you will recall one of my earlier posts “I’m Not A Shade tree Mechanic But….” ; well I’m going to be at it again, seeing what kind of trouble I can get myself into. Actually, if I have done all my research well enough and pulled together all the proper parts and tools it should not take any longer than a Saturday afternoon.  “Yeah right”, says my wife.

It’s spring time and we all are probably looking forward to getting outside and working in the yard or perhaps that project in the garage…………well, maybe not all of us…………

I for one have a project waiting for me that is probably a 5 on the difficulty scale and I have never attempted it before. I want to go through the outdrive on my 14 year old (first) boat and replace all the boots and seals to keep as much water out as possible. I’ve learned this is a prudent thing to do every so often.  Last season, I noted that I was taking on water at a faster rate than I was comfortable with.  After doing my research and reviewing You Tube video after You Tube video on the subject, I think I have the confidence now to attempt the job by myself. Here’s a taste of the beginning of my project so you can get a flavor of what I’m jumping into. (This isn’t me in the video, but this guy works fast)

This of course, is just the first steps of the whole procedure; the “easy part” if you will.

It will probably be a few steps past this one when I ask myself the dreaded question. “What have I gotten myself into?”

So what about you, do you have a project you have been looking forward to (or maybe not) which could have the potential to really save your company some compressed air? Do you need some help?  Or what about some tools?  Maybe a Digital Flow Meter or an Ultrasonic Leak Detector? Perhaps you just need some friendly advice on how to proceed because you just don’t know where to start.  If so, we have a full staff of Application Engineers that can help guide your ship in the right direction!  Give us a call or e-mail us today.

Neal Raker, Application Engineer

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