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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 13, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Tune up with an upcoming boat engine troubleshooting and maintenance workshop

Washington Sea Grant and partners are offering a three-day wide-ranging workshop on boat engine troubleshooting and maintenance for commercial fishermen and recreational boaters.

Co-sponsors are the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Jefferson Education Center and the Jefferson County Extension Office.

Participants will learn to troubleshoot problems in the fuel, lubrication, electrical, filtering, cooling, exhaust and drive systems of diesel and gas inboards, stern drives and outboards (two-cycle and four-stroke). The workshop will also provide instruction in proper maintenance techniques to prevent the most common problems.

The worshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 North Water St. in Port Hadlock.

Cost is $150. Space is limited, so pre-registration is advised.

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, Washington Sea Grant, at

206-543-1225 or sfisken@u.washington.edu or Matt Lyons, Jefferson Education Center, at 360-379-4034.

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