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Old 13 December 2005, 15:27   #1
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Many years ago I did the RYA level 2 course but is there a course which will teach me more about outboard repair/maintenance.I dont have a 2nd engine & believe this would be prudent to increase my knowledge.I live in Oxfordshire so hants,sussex Dorset would probably be closest?Also I would like to know of cost & where I can do the VHF course.Have been meaning to do it for ages.Thanks
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Old 13 December 2005, 16:47   #2
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Hi Jon, There are a number of people who post here who do the VHF training try doing a search and drop one of them a mail many on the south coast. I did one in Poole couple of years back.
With regard to the outboard I looked for a course but had no luck. I have picked up two books that we good (IMHO) and have helped me .
The RYA book of Outboard Motors by Tim Bartlett
Outboard Trouble shooter by Perer White
Hope this helps
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Old 13 December 2005, 19:31   #3
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The BSAC occasionally runs a basic outboard maintenance course.
I should know, I set it up 6 years ago.
Normally 2 or 4 courses a year, adverts in Dive Magazine.
Recommend the yorkshire one. The one I started it with and the chap doing it has my old Northcraft Binky the boat.
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Old 14 December 2005, 04:53   #4
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Hi,

I did a one day course several years ago at the Marine Training Centre (probably wrong name, but part of the Southampton Institute) at Woolston.

Pretty good course with the option of taking your own engine along with you.

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Southampton University do an outboard maintenace class. Look here

http://www.sportrec.soton.ac.uk/water.html#em

Although I haven't done that course yet, I am looking to do the next one.

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Old 14 December 2005, 14:09   #7
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Thanks all.I will have a look at these.
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I went on the Soton Uni course earlier this year. It was good. I would not touch my Opti 150 thou.
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I am doing Southampton uni's course on 11/2 & their VHF course on 12/2.I will post an update to this thread to let everyone know how it was.
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Jon,

Snap, I will be on that course as well Feb 11th.

Perhaps we can compare Sea Riders

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