Students will be introduced to outboard engines and will cement their knowledge by performing common maintenance procedures up to the 100-hour service on school-provided Suzuki engines. Students will learn in depth about fuel systems and cooling systems and will get practical experience performing hands-on engine maintenance tasks. Working on functioning engines, students will learn how to diagnose and troubleshoot common problems associated with outboard engines. Students will also learn how to properly respond to a submerged outboard.
The school will provide the outboard engines and components for demonstrations and hands-on practice. Some engines will be used for tear down and reassembly, and some for troubleshooting and test running. Hand tools such as wrenches, sockets and other necessary diagnostic tools will be provided. Students will also have access to multimeters for electrical troubleshooting.
The Marine Systems Intensives provide both conceptual and hands-on instruction. Students will handle system components, watch demonstrations, learn to describe a system’s components and how they function, and will be able to perform specific tasks using industry best practices
Students learn how to:
- Identify the key components of an outboard engine assembly.
- Describe what causes combustion in an outboard engine system and how to identify key differences between 2- stroke and 4-stroke engine cycles.
- Disassemble and reassemble an outboard engine.
- Recognize failed, damaged, or worn components.
- Identify all the components in an outboard fuel system and what each function serves.
- Identify all the components in an outboard cooling system and what each function serves.
- Identify problems common to outboard engines.
- Use reference materials to help with diagnosis.
- Diagnose and repair common problems associated with outboard engines.
- Properly perform maintenance procedures up to the 100-hour service on an outboard engine.
- Properly respond to a submerged outboard engine.
If minimum enrollment is not met our policy is to cancel a class 14 days before the start date. A full refund will be given in the event a workshop is cancelled by the school. Please keep this policy in mind when making your travel arrangements.
Intensives Cancellation Policy by Student:
A student may cancel enrollment without cause. The cancellation notice must be in writing. If a student cancels prior to the start of the course, the school may retain a registration fee of $100. If the student cancels during the course, the following refund schedule will apply:
|If the student completes this amount of training:||The School will keep this percentage of the tuition:|
|One day or up to 10%, whichever is less;||10% Retained|
|More than one day (or 10%), whichever is less, but less than 25%;||25% Retained|
|25% through 50%;||50% Retained|
|More than 50%;||100% Retained|
Before your intensive start date, you will receive an email with additional information about the course, including where to meet, what to bring, what to wear, and local lunch options.
Please be aware that a negative covid test and masking may be required for your course. More details will be shared as your course date approaches