Last week marked the completion of the installation of our new can fans (ventilation fans) on the starboard side of the Polar Star. The task was not an easy one, considering this was the first time for most of the Electrician’s Mates to install a can fan! Plus the fact they started from scratch, from getting the bellows sandblasted, painting the bellows, cutting all the rubber gaskets and replacing them, installing the motors and then putting the fans back together. “It took everyone to get those fans put back together because they were so heavy,” explains EM3 Downey-Jovanovich. “It was a great team building exercise!” So how were they able to overcome the obstacle of inexperience? EM3 Bushnell describes simply, “It was a lot of trial and error!” Their patience, hard work and troubleshooting, along with the guidance of EM1 Payne and EMC Peltier paid off for a fantastic product!