Presented by Tom Cunliffe, yachting journalist, sailing teacher and 35-year boating veteran. The Boat Maintenance Series is a complete step-by-step guide for the “do it yourself” enthusiast providing the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of keeping your boat in tip-top shape. Using an easy to follow approach, clear demonstrations and close up instruction, you’ll watch a complete strip down and rebuild of a typical marine transmission. Filmed in real time and clearly explained this program follows each stage of the process in a step-by-step format teaching the novice and experienced alike to achieve professional results. Watch over the shoulder of marine expert Tom Cunliffe and learn the internal and external components of your transmission while saving a sizeable chunk of your boating budget on repairs you can do yourself. Every engine has a transmission to send power to the propeller and it’s often treated by boat owners like a “black box” needing no maintenance or repair. The loss of a transmission when you need your engine to get you out of a jam at sea can be catastrophic. Understanding how your transmission works and the confidence you will gain by tearing it down and preparing for a rebuild will not only keep it in tip top shape but save you thousands in repair costs and most importantly, keep you safe and confident on the water when you most need it. Step-by-step instructions take you through the following procedures. Removing the transmission, Removing & stripping the reduction unit, Removing the oil pump, Removing the reverse clutch, Removing the clutch drum & forward clutch, Removing the sun gear & selector valve.