Engine Maintenance

Course Description

Modern engines offer high reliability and good performance through the use of computerized systems for fuel delivery and engine timing. Most of these systems are “black boxes” that can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools.  The 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 course discusses solutions you might use to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility.


What's Included?

  • Regular Maintenance
  • Problem Diagnosis
  • Drive Systems
  • Steering Systems
  • Engine Controls
  • Interim Solutions for gas, diesel, and outboard engines

This course is usually completed in 7 two-hour sessions: five (5) sessions of study, one session of review and one session for the exam.  You must have the USPS Engine Maintenance book in order to complete the course.  Only one required per household.

Engine Maintenance Course Costs

Tuition must be paid during class registration via PayPal or by check / cash prior to the start of the class.  Books and other materials should be purchased during registration, or may be available the day of the class.  Supply of optional materials cannot be guaranteed if not ordered during registration.

Course Tuition Fee (one required):
USPS Members / Voucher$40.00
Sea Scouts / USCGA / Partners$80.00
Engine Maintenance Book (one required per household)$68.00