Thanks to Mike Mayor of Lake Oswego Boat Co, for sharing this out of the stuffing box topic. Now, of course once you read the story you will start thinking of other crazy stuff like this. Like the time I wanted to create an MRI for your boat to find weak wood and fasteners. Ya, my brain wonders. Thankfully I am not alone, take it away MikeM!
Today’s installment is a thermal imaging camera I bought for my iPhone. I thought it might somehow differentiate good wood from rotten would. I brought a boat with a big soft spot in its bottom in my warm shop from cold storage and took pictures of the bottom. My idea didn’t work but this $200 camera is pretty useful for other things.
During our clubs spring workshop a few weeks ago we ran my freshly rebuilt Gray Straight 8 engine. The Camera illustrated that the back two plugs were running much cooler than the other six. I will probably put hotter plugs back there.
These pics are of an MBL I’ve just gone through. It has a thermostat on it and I’m trying to make sure nothing overheats while it waits to open.
And of course there is a video!