Engine Maintenance

Engine Maintenance

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Every skipper needs to understand the fundamentals of gas and diesel engines to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems under way. Learn about transmissions, propellers, and steering. Get the knowledge you need to keep your boat in tiptop shape.

What's included?

  • Basics of engine layout and operation for the gasoline inboards, outboards and diesels
  • Basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellors), steering systems, and engine controls
  • Repairs that do-it-yourselfers can perform
  • Diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix
  • How to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed

Engine Maintenance can be taught in ten two-hour sessions including time for review and the multiple choice closed book exam.




How to do basic maintenance and diagnose problems



10 weeks


Varies; members get a discount)