Mechanical Systems Work
Examples of mechanical systems work are described below.
Propeller shaft re-alignment by adjusting the coupling between the engine and the shaft to eliminate unwanted vibration.
Propeller shaft can be damaged and require straightening to ensure proper function.
The stuffing box may need to be re-greased and repacked to maintain watertight integrity.
The bearing in the strut may require replacement due to use and normal wear and tear.
Efficiency of boat operation requires the maintenance of a true and balanced propeller. Machine shops in the area are able to balance or straighten blades to correct damage. Re-installation and testing is accomplished at the shop.
An older steel fuel tank can rust and need replacement. Companies in the area can provide certified new tanks now typically fabricated of aluminum.
Engine work covers a wide spectrum of possibilities from tuning to rebuilding to replacement. Assessment is made by a certified mechanic. Some work can be accomplished on sight and when more extensive work is required the engine is removed, taken to a local engine expert after which the engine is returned to the shop, re-installed, and tested.