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Collins Auto Sales & Rentals
(207) 377-3777
1308 US Route 202
Winthrop, ME
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Collins Auto Sales & Rentals

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Sail La Vie, LLC
(207) 865-1855
9 Timber Ridge
Freeport, ME
 
Port Harbor Marine at Jordan Bay Marina
(207) 655-3845
1328 Roosevelt Trail
Raymond, ME
 
M & M Boat Rentals
(207) 693-3888
302 Naples
Naples, ME
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M & M Boat Rentals

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Sebago Lake Lodge & Cottages
(207) 892-2698
661 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, ME
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Sebago Lake Lodge & Cottages

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Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
(207) 655-3821
261 Point Sebago Rd
Casco, ME
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Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort

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Port Harbor Marine
(207) 655-3845
1328 Roosevelt Trail
Raymond, ME
 
Mansell Boat Rental Company
(207) 244-5625
135 Shore Rd
Southwest Harbor, ME
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boat rental

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Caribbean Villas & Resorts
(207) 510-6300
23 Spring St # C
Scarborough, ME
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Caribbean Villas & Resorts

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Causeway Marina Boat Rentals
(207) 693-6832
780 Roosevelt Trl
Naples, ME
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Causeway Marina: Boat Rentals

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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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