VOA 749 - Marine Engine Maintenance and Repair
7.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).
This course is intended to provide entry-level technicians with a fundamental understanding of the marine industry and marine service careers including outboard systems, the repair of outboard systems, maintenance, applications and usage.
Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to:
1. recognize and explore the use of materials commonly associated with the marine industry, parts and tools;
2. perform circuit tests and discuss the basics of marine electrical systems and circuits;
3. discuss and examine electrical systems specific to outboards and components;
4. discuss and identify fuel systems, fuels, system components, carburetors and electronic fuel injection;
5. discuss powerheads, two and four stroke, crankshafts and pistons;
6. discuss the importance of lubrication and why parts wear prematurely and inspect various various components for wear;
7. categorize and discuss the different types of drive units, lower units, gears and assembly;
8. explore different types of marine propulsion, propellers and their materials maintenance and design;
9. classify and discuss the different types outboard mounting brackets, steering brackets, tilt-trim and shock absorbers;
10. demonstrate an ability to evaluate and identify corrosion and implement corrosion control and prevention; and
11. demonstrate the ability to rig outboard motors by routing steering, control, fuel and instrument lines.
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