Dec 03, 2023  
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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.

Course Objectives:

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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