Nothing beats a day out on the water, and nobody knows that better than Eric Peterson, the owner of Specialty Marine. Choosing to quit his day job as an air quality engineer, he now spends his time near the water working on boats of all shapes and sizes. As the winter turned into spring, boat owners were again bringing their vessels in for service before the summer months.
Dirty Carburetors Mean Dead Engines
One of the most common things that Specialty Marine sees in the early spring are boat engines with clogged carburetors. The reason for this is that in the off season, where boats can sit unused for months on end, left over fuel can mix with water. The result of this mixing is a gummy mess that clogs the ports of the carburetor and prevents the boat engine from getting enough air. No air means no combustion, which means a dead boat.
Cleaning Carbs the Old Way
The old method that Specialty Marine employed to clean carburetors involved solvents and high pressure air. The mechanics would spray harsh chemical solvents into each of chambers and allow them to dissolve the residue. Once this was done, high pressure air would be blown in while the carb was held over a trash can or bag.
Some of the problems that this method produced:
- Harsh and caustic aerosols can not only damage the environment but, also, hurt mechanics
- Back spray could end up in mechanics eyes or mouths, causing injury
- The method wasn’t guaranteed to work and might need to be repeated several times to get the carburetors fully clean.
Enter Omegasonics 4775
Then Eric discovered the Omegasonics 4775 table top unit and now our specialty marine cleaner has boat owners smiling across the USA.
This 7.75 gallon unit did the work in no time flat. Parts came clean without harsh chemicals and, best of all, were done the first time. Ever since finding and buying his unit, Eric and Specialty Marine have not looked back.
Ultrasonic cleaners are a better, safer and more thorough way to get the job done. Look at our catalog and see how a table top unit could help you, and start cleaning safely and efficiently today!