October 23, 2017

CONTACT: Sarah Fisken, 206-543-1225 or


Learn to Winterize Your Outboard Motor

Small outboards can be a critical component of safety gear—but neglecting them can result in a variety of expenses. The Northwest Maritime Center and Washington Sea Grant are co-sponsoring a one-day workshop on winterizing outboards on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in Port Townsend, WA.

Topics covered include the basics of simple and routine small outboard motor maintenance and winterizing, including: fuel, lubrication, electrical inspection, changing the oil and diagnosing common problems, focusing on two and four stroke gas engines with 15HP or less.

A small engine will be available as a training aid during the workshop. This is a hands-on workshop, so plan on getting dirty!

When:  Saturday, November 11

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Where:  Northwest Maritime Center’s boatshop

431 Water Street

Port Townsend, WA

Fee:  $40 ($36 for Northwest Maritime Center members)


Contact Sarah Fisken, Washington Sea Grant: 206-543-1225,  

Or Carolyn “Ace” Spragg, Northwest Maritime Center: 360-385-3628 ext. 103


Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington, provides statewide research, outreach, and education services addressing the challenges facing our ocean and coasts. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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