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Our customer operates three ferries around the clock, year round. They are able to schedule dry-docking one at a time, and only one vessel per year. They are faced with making repair/replacement decisions to guarantee no downtime, but faced with a limited budget.


We were retained to oversee the removal, rebuild and reinstallation of the propulsion clutches.

In dry-dock, we were able to review their detailed maintenance history. Upon dis-assembly, we inspected the existing friction shoes and drum working surfaces. Taking dimensional data, we compared the original factory specs with existing values. We compared the original factory specs with existing values. Based on this data, it was determined that the clutches had two-thirds of their useful life remaining.

Our customer was able to re-assemble and return to service with minimal cost, confident that the next three years would be trouble-free. We can help you keep going and stay within budget.