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Pros and Cons of Dual Console vs Center Console Marine Boats

If you’re weighing your options between dual console and center console boats, it’s easy to see the advantages and drawbacks for both. Which one’s easier to maintain, and better yet, which one will work best for the on-the-water activity you’ll be using it for most? Automotive Training Center’s (ATC’s) Marine Service Technology instructors and students […]

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Beyond Changing Oil: The Advanced Skills You’ll Develop at an Auto Training School

A common stigma is that automotive training school will only teach students the basics of mechanic responsibilities. However, the comprehensive hands-on career training at a private post-secondary automotive training school goes far beyond teaching you how to change a car or truck’s oil. We want to make sure that you’re not confused as to where […]

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The Types of Boats Marine Technicians Repair

The world of marine service and repair is an exciting and fulfilling one. These careers provide significant perks, such as the location in an ideal climate and the ability to work outside and on the water frequently. But one of the unsung benefits of a career as a marine technician is the being able to […]

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What Does an Engine Dynamometer Do?

Marine and automotive technicians are constantly required to fine-tune engines to ensure that they deliver optimal performance. Engines are crucial to the propulsion of any vehicle or marine vessel, and any issues will leave drivers frustrated and looking for a solution from an experienced technician. One of the many ways that these technicians tune engines […]

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How ATC’s Boat Mechanic School Will Prepare You for a Marine Technician Career

For boating enthusiasts, a career on the water working on different kinds of vessels would be a dream come true. A passion for boating and marine mechanics is a must, but training and expertise in marine technologies is equally important. Fortunately for aspiring marine technicians who are looking for a boat mechanic school in Pennsylvania, […]

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How to Fix a Hole in Your Boat

Any boat owner is susceptible to holes and cracks in their boat. Whether it’s from an object floating in the water or a stray rock striking your boat while you’re transporting it on the highway, damage to your boat’s body can significantly affect how well it can support you in the water. For marine enthusiasts […]

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How to Make your Boat Go Faster

Boating enthusiasts love maximizing the power in their boats. There’s nothing like the feeling of pushing that throttle all the way forward and letting your vessel rip through the water. And even if you don’t have a power or speedboat, there are still a number of ways you can make your boat faster. Optimizing the […]

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ATC Boat Painting Checklist

Since summer is quickly approaching, now is a great time to give your boat a new coat of paint. A fresh paint job gives your boat an updated appearance. And if you don’t want to spend money on hiring someone to paint your boat, you can complete this project yourself. If you’re looking to give […]

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Inside the Engines of Formula 1 Power Boat Racing

Do you love the world of Formula 1 Power Boat racing? There’s something about watching these aerodynamic boats as they seemingly fly across the water while still being able to turn on a dime. These boats’ amazing feats of speed and handling on the water aren’t easy to achieve, and for marine and boating enthusiasts, […]

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