Recommission your boat engine at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., has planned two workshops in April to help boaters ready their engines for boating season.

On Wednesday, April 25, from 5:30– 8:30pm, Recommissioning Your Outboard Motor will lead participants through checking the engine’s running condition and temperature, ignition and starting systems, and demonstrate how to replace the engine’s fuel filter. A second workshop, from 9am–noon on Saturday, April 28, will do the same for boats with inboard engines.

Both workshops will be led by Josh Richardson, CBMM’s marine mechanic. Richardson comes to CBMM with 15 years of experience working in marine mechanics, and is a graduate of the Marine Mechanics Institute of Orlando, Fla.

Each workshop costs $25 for CBMM members and $35 for non-members. To register for the outboard motor workshop, visit To register for the inboard workshop, visit

For a list of all upcoming shipyard programs, visit

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Marine Mechanic Josh Richardson will lead a second workshop on recommissioning inboard gasoline engines