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Hidden Harbor Marina
(615) 597-8800
2700 Holmes Creek Rd
Smithville, TN
Services
Houseboat Rentals

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Custom Designs Of Middle Tennessee Llc
(615) 597-1117
125 Meadowbrook Dr
Smithville, TN
Services
Parts, Aftermarket Accessories, Supplies, Storage

Performance Propeller
(423) 842-7767
8365 Dayton Pike
Smithville, TN
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Watauga Lake Rentals, Butler
(803) 524-5185
1000 Lakeshore Dr, Butler
Butler, TN
Services
Watauga Lake Rentals, Butler

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Riverstone Marina and Cottage Rentals
(731) 549-3744
100 Lacey Tyler Road
Bath Springs, TN
Services
Riverstone Marina and Cottage Rentals

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Dans Prop Shop Inc
(423) 332-9002
11238 Dayton Pike
Smithville, TN
Services
Parts, Aftermarket Accessories, Supplies, Storage

Smithville Marine
(615) 597-2628
3365 Sparta Hwy
Smithville, TN
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Nolichuckey Bluffs
(423) 787-7947
297 Kinser Park Ln
Greeneville, TN
Services
Nolichuckey Bluffs

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Mountain Lake Marina Boat Dock
(865) 426-6510
136 Campground Rd
Lake City, TN
Services
Mountain Lake Marina Boat Dock

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Flat Hollow Marina & Resort
(423) 562-8314
185 Flat Hollow Dock Cir
Speedwell, TN
Services
Flat Hollow Marina & Resort

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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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