Intro to Outboard Engine Maintenance and Repair (Dillingham)

Dillingham High School Shop
Dillingham, Alaska
October 21–22, 2017

Contact: Gabe Dunham, gabe.dunham@alaska.edu • 907-842-8321

Course will be delivered using a combination of lecture, hands-on demonstrations, and practical exercises. No actual textbook will be used, however there will be readings from several chapters of the book listed above in addition to manufacture specific service manual procedures.


The goals and objectives of the course are

  1. Students will understand the basic operating principles of the internal combustion engine, and marine power transmission (i.e., propellers and transmissions, jet drives);

  2. Students will be able to identify various systems and components of outboard engines;

  3. Students will learn the “systems approach” of problem diagnosis;

  4. Students will achieve an understanding of basic repair procedures;

  5. Students will demonstrate how to use tools and equipment for service and repair of outboard engines;

  6. Students will be able to explain the importance of creating and maintaining a safe and clean work environment, and the essential elements of quality repair workmanship.

Student Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, students will have a basic knowledge of operation, diagnosis, and repair of outboard engines.  They will also know the various engine systems and will be able to apply the “systems based” method of diagnosis. Students will also understand the importance of safety, cleanliness, and quality of workmanship.

Registration and cost

The fee for this workshop is $20, and class size is limited to 15 participants. Use the register now button to sign up and make your secure online credit card payment.

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