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Boat Service Fremont NE

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Brads Marine
(308) 463-0738
Fremont, NE
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Victory Marine
(402) 721-1341
1500 West Military
Fremont, NE
 
Valley Marine
(402) 359-5926
850 W Highway 275
Valley, NE
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Valley Marine Corp.
(402) 359-5926
6301 Twin Rivers Circle
Valley, NE
 
Spahn Garage & Marine
(308) 889-3531
Po Box 454
Bennington, NE
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Victory Marine
(402) 721-1341
1500 W Military Ave
Fremont, NE
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Marine C
(402) 727-9074
346 E 14Th St
Fremont, NE
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Valley Marine
(402) 359-5926
6301 Twin Rivers Circle
Valley, NE
Services
New Boat Sales, Used Boat Sales, Engine Repair, Marina, Boat Ramp, Boat Storage, Back-in Test, Boat Rental, In-Water Demos

Stevens Motor Sports Inc
(402) 572-7679
Bennington, NE
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Steinbaugh's Boats and Motors
(402) 423-4550
816 Washington St.
Blair, NE
 

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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