Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Marine Outdrives

 Title Abbreviation:   MARINE OUTDRIVES

 Department:    MT

 Course #:    216

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    470616

 EPC:    736

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Study of sterndrive propulsion systems. Includes common service procedures, model identification, vertical drive rebuilding procedures, trim/tilt functions, shift adjustments, utilizing service manuals and parts information for problem solving.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Remove and replace sterndrive from boat. Mount sterndrive to new boat, including adjusting shift cables.
  2. Drain, pressure and vacuum check and refill sterndrive. Winterize sterndrive.
  3. Remove and replace water pump assembly.
  4. Rebuild vertical drive assembly, including proper shimming and gear tooth contact procedures.
  5. Utilize service manuals and parts access information to identify and locate parts. Estimate time and cost of repair procedures.
  6. Adjust gear tooth backlash using specialized measuring equipment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Sterndrives: remove and replace; mounting, drain, pressure and vacuum check, refill, and winterize.
  2. Shift cables.
  3. Water pump assembly.
  4. Vertical drive assembly, including proper shimming and gear tooth contact procedures.
  5. Gear tooth backlash using specialized measuring equipment.