Friday, June 16, 2006


UKN "Regains Her Balance"!

Yesterday, I had empty legs into Sasaginnigak to retrieve fishermen, so I decided to haul in some canoes for Fred Rupp from Les Voyageurs, Inc.. We position canoes at Sasaginnigak, and then Fred flies young people in with us, and then they canoe and continue their outdoor adventure. Les Voyageurs Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "expand the horizons of young people as it challenges their physical, psychological, social, and learning skills through an intense outdoor experience."

 Arrived at Sas! Posted by Picasa

"Yee-Haa"! Posted by Picasa

I hauled 4 canoes in yesterday for Fred. Fred is a good man, doing good work. Check out his site.

Les Voyageurs, Inc. - EXPEDITIONS NORTH Posted by Picasa

Then, I was off to Silver Falls to have UKN's prop balanced by Jim Jeffries from Jeffries Airworks Co., Inc.. I have known Jim now for a number of years, and he does outstanding work.

Tying up UKN in Silver Falls against a sand shoreline, as we will need 2000 RPM for Jim to check and balance the prop! Posted by Picasa

Remy gives UKN one last "snug"......... Posted by Picasa

Jim and Pam Jeffries set up their equipment............ Posted by Picasa

I "lay the coals" to her.......... Posted by Picasa

"Making noise and wind"!.......and lots of it! Posted by Picasa

Jim balanced the prop, and the difference in vibration was quite noticeable. There is no shimmy or shake in any of the engine controls or the shock-mounted instrument panels. Good stuff! Anyways, I did another trip to Sparrowhawk last night after the prop was balanced, and I am pleased with it. Hey, balancing props is money well-spent, and if you need yours done contact Jim.

"Dynamic Balancing - Engine Analysis"
Corrosion Treatments

Jim and Pam Jeffries
P.O. Box 427
Lake Providence, LA

24 Hr. 985-507-9981
Service on Your Location
Home 318-559-9390


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