Outboard Motor Maintenance: Beyond Basics

Outboard Motor Maintenance - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Description

This class builds on the skills taught in our Outboard Motor Maintenance Basics class. Gain hands-on experience performing the most useful maintenance tasks. These practices will prolong the life of your outboard motor while saving you money!

Plan on getting a little dirty. Personal protective equipment is provided. This class will focus on four-stroke gasoline engines 20 hp and less. Each student will have their own outboard motor to work on.

Learning Objectives

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Remove, inspect, and re-install a propeller
  • Remove, inspect, and re-install anodes ("zincs")
  • Remove, inspect, and re-install a lower unit and water pump
  • Start a manual choke outboard engine and clear flooding
  • Disassemble, inspect, and re-assemble a marine outboard motor carburetor
  • Troubleshoot common outboard motor issues

Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • Recreational boaters
  • Anyone interested in learning how to maintain an outboard motor
  • Prerequisite: Students who have completed the Outboard Motor Maintenance Basics class


Class Details


Fall 2023

  • When : Wednesday, Sep 27 ; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location : SCSMA , SC - SMA DieseLb&Shp -SMA010123 , 4455 Shilshole Ave. NW Seattle WA 98107
  • Fee : $179