At GIBY we want our techs to remain nimble, sharp, and ready to respond to our industry’s ever-evolving and advancing technologies. This is why we regularly send our team “back to school”. Most recently, our systems tech, Steve Dee, headed south to attend a Mercury Zeus Pod training class. The class was broken into two segments – one focused on mechanical understanding of the pods and the other on their electrical and electronic control side.
“We had the opportunity to fully disassemble and rebuild a functioning pod – to learn how the pod’s components go together, what has been updated and changed on the product, and what components can be replaced versus rebuilt,” says Steve. “The second portion of the class focused on the software and hardware that is used to control the functionality of the units. This was particularly helpful in allowing us exposure to common issues and how to most effectively troubleshoot and repair them when they arise.”
Because the Zeus product has been in the marketplace for about 10 years now, GIBY is seeing increased demand for pod drive service. As the fleet of boats with this technology ages, boat owners are also starting to report a lack of qualified mechanics to work on the product. Training our techs, and staying on top of this trend, puts GIBY ahead and gives our customers direct access to a team with the technical skills necessary to service even the most sophisticated boats on the market.