Boat and Engine Maintenance (updated 14 January 2018)

(This course is open to the public)

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  • Boat and Engine Maintenance: Wednesdays, March 21 to May 16

Course Price:  
Complete Course, CPS member $150.  For non-CPS members add $45.00 to the course price.  Register on-line


Course Duration:  10 two-hour weekly sessions.

Keep the water on the other side of the wall! From spark plugs to bottom paint, this course covers all the basics for “do it yourself” boaters.

This course will equip you with the knowledge required to prevent onboard problems, carry out specialized tasks and tackle both short-term troubleshooting as well as long-term boat care. It features practical information and handy tips suitable for both new and existing boat owners. The dream of owning, maintaining and using your own boat without great expense can be achieved through the completion of the Boat & Engine Maintenance Course

Additionally, since the boating season is short and to minimize "down time" during the season our boats must be well maintained.  Whether you perform your own maintenance or contract it out, the Marine Maintenance course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to keep your boat in top shape.  The Marine Maintenance course, among other subjects, will cover protecting your boat from the elements, commissioning in spring and decommissioning in the fall for safe winter storage.

Course Content:
  • Seasonal maintenance and repairs to wooden, fibreglass and metal hulls
  • Maintenance for electrical and mechanical systems
  • Spars, rigging and ground tackle
  • Fire and safety protection
  • Moorings and berths
  • Trailers
  • Tools and fittings.
  • theory of operation for most types of marine engines and marine steering systems
  • marine engine controls, instruments, and alarms
  • engine troubleshooting and repairs
  • emergency repairs afloat
through the CPS National Site