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Mississippi River Project: Day 11

We have two air compressors that we use to fill up and maintain air pressure for the energy source throughout the day.  These are not your ordinary air compressors that you’d find at Lowe's or Home Depot that offer 100-250 psi.  The larger compressor is rated to 6000 psi . . . the smaller one to 5000 psi.  We will typically maintain 1950 to 2000 psi on the energy source.

The small one keeps shutting down.  We’ve had issues with this one already on this trip as you may have read earlier.  Well, it’s gotten worse.  It won’t start at all.  Luckily it happened close to the end of our day so we stopped our drift and packed up for the evening. 

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