RYA Diesel Engine
"Really excellent course, worth every penny. Lots of hands-on opportunity using a real working diesel engine"
This is a fun, relaxed course with no prior experience required. If you feel you don't know anything about engines, this 1-day course is just what you need to gain confidence.
The majority of RNLI callouts to small boats are due to engine failure. Many of these are preventable or easily fixed at sea. On the Diesel Engine course you'll learn how to carry out a routine service on your engine. You'll also learn about diagnosing and fixing common faults at sea.
"It appears to be complicated but actually it's quite simple when you're shown how" said Jan, a complete beginner.
With modern car engines we tend to leave it to a trained mechanic to fix things. Most of us, particularly the ladies, haven't grown up dabbling under the bonnet. That's a big disadvantage when there's no AA equivalent at sea!
Using a real engine you'll see all the bits and how they work. You'll also learn what you can do when they don't!
"These things have happened to us when we've been out at sea!" said Amanda from Macclesfield. "If we'd known then what we've learnt today we wouldn't have had to call for help from the RNLI".
Part of the course is working on a real engine in an outside garage. So we tend to schedule the course in the early and late summer before & after the sailing season.
"Brilliant course, no improvement necessary!"
The course covers the following topics:
- How a Diesel engine works
- Fault Finding
- Fixing common faults
- Bleeding air from the fuel system
- Changing the impeller
- Routine maintenance
- Winter lay-up
You don't need to know anything about engines to take this course. But if you do, you can increase your experience working on a real, running, single cylinder Volvo Penta marine Diesel engine.
Contact us if you'd like a private course
Diesel engine courses can be arranged on request, here or at other suitable venues in Lancashire & the North West. Individual coaching is also available on your own boat.
Instructor fee: £180 per day. Course materials costs: fuel, oil, filters, course pack etc TBA. Travel costs if necessary.
Please contact us if you require a private RYA Diesel Engine course.
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