AIMS OF THE OUTBOARD MAINTENANCE COURSE:

To acquaint owners and skippers of petrol outboard engines with basic fault-finding, fault rectification, owner servicing and maintenance.

OUTBOARD MAINTENANCE COURSE OVERVIEW:

This is one of our home-grown courses, written and developed by two of our Instructors over the last 15 years.  It is aimed at both 2-stroke and 4-stroke petrol outboard engine users and is, where possible hands on.

OUTBOARD MAINTENANCE COURSE DURATION:

One day –  0930 to 1630

OUTBOARD MAINTENANCE COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

None, although some practical experience of power-boating and a general knowledge of boats is useful.

OUTBOARD MAINTENANCE COURSE CONTENT:

  • The outboard engine (2 stroke and 4 stroke)
  • Servicing
  • Fault finding
  • Routine cleaning and greasing
  • Electrics
  • Fuel system
  • Propeller changing and care
  • Changing gearbox oil
  • Water pump inspection and changing
  • Fresh water flushing
  • Trailer electrics
  • Open forum

OUTBOARD MAINTENANCE COURSE PROGRAMME:

The course is a mixture of classroom sessions and workshop sessions. (with more practical than theory). During the practical sessions you will work on our training engines.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR OUTBOARD MAINTENACE COURSE:

  • 1 day of training
  • Use of our tools and our training engines*
    • Evinrude 60HP 2-stroke outboard engine
    • Mariner 5HP 2-stroke outboard engine
    • Mercury 4HP 2-stroke outboard engine
    • Mariner 25/200HP 4-stroke outboard engine
  • Chieftain Training Outboard Maintenance Certificate
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Free (on street) parking

* It is unlikely that your exact engine is in our classroom, be mindful however that this course is not aimed at a specific engine and that we have selected a range of outboard engines for our classroom that cover many of the common features.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN OUR OUTBOARD MAINTENANCE COURSE:

  • Lunch