This RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Course is a one day course for beginners. It assumes no prior experience and is intended to be both enjoyable and informative.
Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to cruisers. Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic.
The RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Course is essential for all users of today's boats. Students are assessed by short exercises during the course and practical work with two demonstration engines.
Ideally suited to both sail and powerboat users - whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or are a motor cruising enthusiast, this course could not just save you money, but one day could save your life.
The RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Course is all classroom based. It teaches you how an engine works and how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures. It introduces the fuel, cooling and lubrication systems, as well as essential maintenance, fault recognition and "get you home" techniques. Our course uses Volvo Penta and Lister/Petter engines.
No previous knowledge of engines is required.
10am to 5pm.
You will need to take with you a pen and paper and when playing with engines it is best to wear old clothes.
For lunch, we advise you to bring a packed lunch although there are outlets nearby.
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