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Novi Model Yacht Club
(248) 697-9738
24855 Reeds Pointe Drive
Novi, MI
Northwestern Boat Company
(248) 356-2477
19740 W 10 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Sumitomo Marine
(734) 542-0842
Livonia, MI
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Detroit Model Yacht Club
(248) 804-5468
2713 Mandale Lane
West Bloomfield, MI
Personalized Marine Maintenance
(313) 838-8387
13570 Auburn Street
Detroit, MI
Harbormaster Marine
(734) 425-1080
31777 Industrial Rd
Livonia, MI
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Wilson Marine Oakland
(248) 363-5240
4440 Haggerty Road
Commerce Township, MI
Anderson Sales & Service
(248) 858-2300
1645 South Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI
K & M Marine
(313) 533-9800
14990 Telegraph Rd
Redford, MI
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Manufacturers Financial Corporation
(248) 642-4000
999 Shirley Rd
Birmingham, MI
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Boat Mechanic

How can I become a Boat Mechanic?

To become a boat mechanic, formal education is less important than applicable experience and skills. While there is no minimum education required to become a boat mechanic, many employers do prefer that their employees have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Like many mechanics, a boat mechanic is likely to learn the trade in a technical school, on the job, or in an apprenticeship program.

While first starting out as a boat mechanic, the new employee will perform tasks under the supervision of a more experienced mechanic who can instruct and mentor the new mechanic. As a mechanic gains experience and confidence, he or she may move up to supervising other employees.

Boat mechanics, and indeed, all mechanics, often attend courses for continuing education. These courses may be on specific problems or tasks that need to be done, or general refresher courses. Most of the time, these courses are paid for or provided by the mechanic's employer.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Boat Mechanic?

Boat mechanics, like many other small engine mechanics, service, repair, and install power motors and other equipment. If a boat's engine has a problem, a marine mechanic must first diagnose the problem, usually fairly quickly, and determine the course of the repairs needed. While many jobs only require one piece of equipment to be repaired or replaced, other problems require the entire engine to be taken apart and repaired.

A boat mechanic also performs maintenance on the engines of a particular boat. Some parts, such as spark plugs, pistons, valves, and bearings, may need to be replaced on a regular basis as they become worn. Depending upon the mechanic and the boat that he or she is working on, computers may also be used to diagnose problems as well as determine when maintenance should take place.

Many hand tools are used by boat mechanics, such as pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches. Computerized testing equipment is usually provided by the shop, unless a boat mechanic is self-employed. Many shops and individual mechanics offer service on a regular basis in order to minimize the possibility of a major break-down.

Depending upon the type of boat, a mechanic may perform repairs on the boat or in a shop. For small outboard motors, the boat owner usually removes the motor and brings it into the shop. For larger boats, such as tugboats, yachts, as well as very large boats such as container ships, the mechanic much make the repairs onboard the boat or ship.

What skills are necessary to become a Boat Mechanic

Boat mechanics, just like any other type of mechanic, should have mechanical aptitude and a basic knowledge of electronics. Many skills and qualifications that are good for boat mechanics are highly transferable to fields such as diesel mechanics and auto mechanics. The ability to work with people is also an important one for mechanics, as they frequently need to deal with the public i...

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