learning to work on engines?
I have an oppertunity to get into an otherwise nice boat with a non-functional Uinversal Atomic 4 gas engine. The boat is in San Francisco (actualy the california Delta) and I''m in Ventura Ca, and will require river and ocean sailing to get back to my home port. I realy think I need to know that I can make the engine work before I go up there on a limited time table (less than 1 month) to get the boat and get it down here for the rest of the stuff I want to do for her before going on an extended cruise.
So, anyone know where I can go to take a crash course in engine work? What I need to know going into a Universal engine specificly? or have any tips before I get in way over my head? When I go up, I need to get it, fix it, and get it back, I''m working a day job right now, and there''s no way I can commute to SF and back every weekend till it''s fixed.