RYA Diesel Engine Course

RYA Shorebased > RYA Diesel Engine Course

Overview

Course
Syllabus

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.

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.

Our RYA Diesel Engine course is taught by an instructor who has almost 20 years experience performing engine repairs, servicing and attending 1000's of breakdowns on and off the water.
Pre-Course
Experience
None
Assumed
Knowledge
None
Student
Instructor Ratio
6:1 Engine
Duration1 day
Course
Content
  • the principles of diesel engine operation
  • the systems and parts of the engine fault finding
  • rectification of common problems
  • bleeding the fuel system
  • changing the impeller
  • routine maintenance
  • winter lay up procedures
Ability after
Course
A sound knowledge of diesel engines

What’s Included

  • All course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Free parking

Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation we are unable to run these courses at this time.

See what our students say:

Paul and Caroline W- Bespoke skills refresher

"As predominantly inland water/coastal sailors with 35+ years experience we found our few days with Rich to be an extremely helpful and enjoyable experience. We were impressed with the way in which he quickly assessed our individual needs and concerns and tailored an appropriate approach.
We received useful reminders on passage planning, navigation generally and boat safety – all offered in an intelligent and understandable way.
The boat was well prepared and comfortable to sail even with five of us on board.  We all enjoyed the food, with our individual needs being well met.... read more"

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