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Boaters Engine Maintenance Class at the Irondequoit Library


The new Engine Maintenance course has been put into one 10-chapter course that stresses the diagnosis of modern systems, while also teaching the basics of engine layout and operation.

Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught in a way that reinforces the common aspects of how engines work. This new course is complete in one book with one exam.

Modern engines offer high reliability and good performance through the use of computerized systems for fuel delivery and engine timing. Most of these sytems are "black boxes" that can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools.

This Engine Maintenance course covers those repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, teaches how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed.

The Engine Maintenance course also covers basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellers), steering systems, and engine controls. The last chapter discusses solutions you might use to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Gasoline, diesel, and outboard engines are treated independently in this chapter. 

This 10-part course plus final exam will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm at:

Irondequoit Public Library1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester, NY, starting Tuesday, September 12th and ending with the exam on November 28th.

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