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Old 23 January 2004, 06:27   #1
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Outboard repair / maintenance Training?

Anybody know if there are any short term outboard repair / maintenance courses around? Interested to get to know my engine a little better, beyond the handbook.

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Old 23 January 2004, 07:04   #2
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The only engine maintenance course I know of is for diesel engines and it's an RYA course. You could try checking any local colleges.

Otherwise, 'Digital Vision' (who have produced 3 good RIB videos: RIB Cruising, Extreme RIBs & Small Boats, Big Seas) have also produced a video 'Outboard Troubleshooting'. It costs 19.95 and the blurb says:

"Presented by Andy Clark, this video covers the subject of how to troubleshoot 2 and 4 stroke outboard engines. Aimed at those with little mechanical knowledge but with an interest in taking a more active part in the upkeep of their outboard engines. It demonstrates how to carry out basic DIY maintenance, servicing and winterising, and could save you a lot of money in servicing and repair bills. Also included are the most common causes of breakdowns at sea, how to avoid them, and what emergency items to take with you in the event of breakdown."

I haven't seen the video but sounds like it could be what you're looking for? (Although not as good as hands on learning in a workshop, I guess!)

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Old 23 January 2004, 08:12   #4
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they do outboar dmaintenance in the local night skools down here, I imagine that would happen in London too. It's a big place where are you at
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they do outboar dmaintenance in the local night skools down here, I imagine that would happen in London too. It's a big place where are you at
Yes, thats the trouble, where to start.... Actually, anything to do with boats is rare round here I think. No sea, you see.
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The British Sub Aqua Club do a skill development course on outboard and boat maintenance. It is open to non-members. I have attached a list of dates and areas for you.

If you go to the BSAC website http://www.bsac.com/ they will have a list of who the area coaches to contact
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Hi Stuart,

Do you possibly have any more details on the schools that run these courses in Southampton. Not too far to go for one night a week.

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hi ya first Rich L there isn't much sea but there is a bloody big River so you might find something.

AY southampton institute was running de courses, I'd be surprised if nothing similar in Pompey
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Hi RW.

No I have already checked, only Diesel maintenance course at local outdoor centre under RYA.

Considering the number of outboards in use, that the RYA do not run courses on 2/4 strokes. Again only courses for Yachty's or Gin Palace owners.

I will Talk to the people at Warsash.

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