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Old 24 January 2006, 08:34   #11
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The Bosun's locker has ceased trading so it doesn't seem possible to get that video now.Have just signed up for a day course on outboard maintenance with Southamton university.80 for non university types like me.
Noddy,this does not apply to you as understand you were at university.....in a jar.
They run these regularly with next 2 being 11/2 then 6/5 is the one after that.
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Old 24 January 2006, 08:54   #12
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The Bosun's locker has ceased trading so it doesn't seem possible to get that video now.Have just signed up for a day course on outboard maintenance with Southamton university.80 for non university types like me.
Noddy,this does not apply to you as understand you were at university.....in a jar.
They run these regularly with next 2 being 11/2 then 6/5 is the one after that.
Seems a shame that The Bosuns Mate is no longer trading, message from Andy here:
http://www.bosunsmate.co.uk


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Old 24 January 2006, 09:04   #13
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Bummer that is a shame.

The website was pretty informative too!
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Old 25 January 2006, 07:27   #14
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I am booked to go on Southampton Universitys outboard motor course on the 11th Feb. Its the only one I could find.

http://www.sportrec.soton.ac.uk/water.html 80 pounds for the day isnt bad.

I'll let you know what it was like.

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Old 13 February 2006, 04:43   #15
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I went on a one day Outboard Motor course at the Southampton Uni boat yard on Saturday.

It was taken by Fred, who has been in the marine trade for years, and at one stage owned three workshops, and seemed to know everything you needed to know about outboards. I thought he was a very good teacher, and always had time, and the patience to help you out. But he did make us laugh when he couldnt work out how to work a video, which he showed us to start off with on how outboards actually work. But hey we werent there for a video show, we were there to try and work out how to play around with outboard motors.

There were six of us on the course, with people coming as far away as Ipswich and Tinmouth. We had three engines to play about on, 'two' 2strokes and a four stroke which was still on the one of the university ribs. I got to play with the four stroke. We had a kit of things to change, which you would normally do for a service. A Thermostat, impeller, Fuel filter, spark plugs, and a couple of other things.

The course started at 9 in the morning, and finished at 5:15, with a short 20-30 min break for lunch and a couple of coffee breaks.

I learnt a lot from the course, and feel more confident in doing the basics, well ok not so basic stuff on my engine.

One thing I didnt realise that you must always check your spark plug gap with the manual when putting new spark plugs in. I naively assumed that the gap was pre-set correctly when they left the manufactor, but they aren't.

The course was well worth it for me.

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One thing I didnt realise that you must always check your spark plug gap with the manual when putting new spark plugs in. I naively assumed that the gap was pre-set correctly when they left the manufactor, but they aren't.

The course was well worth it for me.
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I found that out at the start of last season, stuck some new NGK's in the Suzook set the gaps and the fuel consumption actually improved.

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I attended the same course as Dave & also found it very worthwhile.Dave,the 4 stroke we worked on they got the boat in the water & couldnt start it as couldnt get it out of gear!! Apparently we didnt re set that little lever thingy at the front.I told em we worked on one of the other engines!!!!
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Brilliant Jon... of course it wasn't us...

Oh dear and I've had a little play with my Honda 4 stroke.. I wonder if that will start
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