Wednesday May 9, 2012
What do you do when your electrofishing boat breaks down in the middle of a time sensitive research project and it’s going to take a week to get the parts needed for repairs? Build a replacement. That’s exactly what we did. With a little technical help from our friends at Smith-Root, we retrofitted one of our smaller boats with a Streambank Generator Powered Pulsator. Working well beyond normal hours, our master fabricators were able to construct a guardrail, mount fiberglass poles to suspend the electrode arrays, install floodlights, and wire-up all the electronics that make an electrofishing boat operate. Thanks to a dedicated team of people we were back on the water in less than 24 hours, catching the fish needed to complete our study.