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Outboard Motor Mechanic

Repair electrical and mechanical systems of outboard motors.

What does an Outboard Motor Mechanic do?

Analyzes defects, and adjusts or repairs electrical and mechanical systems of outboard motors: Disassembles and inspects motor for defective parts, using mechanic’s handtools and gauges. Replaces parts, such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, and spark plugs, and reassembles engine. Adjusts carburetor mixture and electrical point settings while motor is running in water-filled test tank. May change propeller to increase motor efficiency, based on size and shape of boat hull. May install or repair steering and throttle controls.