Akron Sail & Power Squadron (ASPS) conducts the “MARINE ENGINE MAINTENANCE” course starting 7:00PM, February 7 (Wednesday) at Cuyahoga Falls High School. The classes run from 7 to 9PM each Wednesday evening for 12 weeks through May 2, 2018. The class is open to the public. Novice and experienced boaters alike will learn the latest techniques
Engine Maintenance stresses the diagnosis of modern systems, while also teaching the basics of engine layout and operation. Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught in a way that reinforces the common aspects of how engines work.
The course fee is $120 for non-members, $65 of which can be applied to membership in ASPS. The fee includes the 134 page United States Power Squadron® (USPS) “Engine Maintenance” student manual which serves as the basic text for the course.
Modern engines offer high reliability and good performance through the use of computerized systems for fuel delivery and engine timing. Most of these systems are “black boxes” that can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools.
The Engine Maintenance course covers those repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, teaches how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed.
The new Engine Maintenance course also covers basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellers), steering systems, and engine controls. The last chapter discusses solutions you might use to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Gasoline, diesel, and outboard engines are treated independently in this chapter.
Learn more about this course and the Akron Sail & Power Squadron at www.akronpowersquadron.com.
For more information, contact instructor Bob Mosey, [email protected], 330-571-2522