Intro to Outboard Engine Maintenance and Repair (New Stuyahok)


New Stuyahok, Alaska
October 14–15, 2017

This workshop has ended.

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

This introductory course is designed to teach students the basics of outboard engine theory and operation, and instruct on the diagnosis and repair of common problems associated with outboard engines.

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.
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.

The fee for this workshop is $20, payable at the event. For questions or to reserve a place at the workshop, call Gabe Dunham at (907) 842-8321.

This workshop has ended.