RYA Diesel Engine Course
A one-day beginners’ course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure.
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.
Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge.
This course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.
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.
Course topics include:
the principles of diesel engine operation
the systems and parts of the engine
rectification of common problems
bleeding the fuel system
changing the impeller
winter lay up procedures
Pre-course experience: None
Assumed knowledge: None
Ability after course: Aware of the main systems of a marine diesel engine. Able to prevent breakdown at sea and rectify defects not requiring workshop support
Minimum duration: 1 day
Minimum age: 16
Course price: €180 per person