Basic Training for Outboard Engines: Marelco/Yamaha Boat Captain Training an 8 Day Course

The Belize Port Authority is pleased to announce its collaboration with Marelco Ltd. in presenting the Marelco/YAMAHA Boat Captain Basic Training for Outboard Engines, an intensive 8-day program. As partners in the marine industry, it is our joint commitment to equip our boat captains with the necessary knowledge to ensure safe voyages while optimizing the longevity of their engines.

Throughout the training, participants engaged in both theoretical and practical sessions, delving into essential topics such as disassembling a 12V starter motor and gaining insights into carburetor mechanisms, disassembling of an engine that had water in it, they also underwent tests that assessed their knowledge of various types of outboard engines, covering the training they received. Notably, a pivotal aspect of the practical training took place at Hakim Marina, where officers and supervisors received hands-on experience. This session included the process of removing and installing a new engine aboard the motor vessel Ku-Ha, covering tasks like reattaching the control box, RPM gauge, control cables, and steering components.

Under the guidance of Instructor Mr. Awe, attendees were enlightened on procedures, such as the proper engine break-in method and the significance of utilizing a kill switch on the control box, along with its correct operation.