Outboard Motor Service, Repair, and Maintenance with Matt Mardesich

with Matt Mardesich

October 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $45

Register here.

Matt Mardesich will take you through the ins and outs of your outboard engine during this 3-hour class. Nearly every cruising boat has an outboard powered dinghy. These motors have been around for a long time and are very dependable if maintained properly. Ethanol in our fuel systems is creating more and more problems for outboard engines. This course will cover the basics for all outboard engines.

A sample of topics covered:

  • Oil Changes
  • Fuel care and handling
  • Lower unit testing
  • Water pump impeller replacement
  • Electrical systems
  • Routine Maintenance & Tune up
  • Winterization

After this 3 hours course, you will understand how to take proper care of your engine and keep it starting easily.

Register here.

About Matt

Matt Mardesich is the primary propulsion instructor at Skagit Valley College. Matt has been around the water all his life and still does some commercial fishing when not teaching at the technical school. Matt is an ABYC certified Master Technician and holds certifications in Gasoline/Diesel engines and electrical. Some of the many topics he has done include diesel engines, gasoline engines, outboard motors, and hydraulics.


All seminars are held at the NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes.

Address: 1606 R Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

Take the R Avenue exit off of Highway 20. Proceed North for about 1 mile. The MTC will be on your right noted by the stainless steel sculpture of two joggers (across from The Market grocery store). Make the next right on Seafarers Way, then the next right into the parking lot for the MTC. There are restaurants and motels nearby.

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