RYA Diesel Engine

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.

Pre-course Practical Requirements:None.
Pre-course Theory Requirements:None.
Course duration:1 day.
Minimum age:None.
What’s Included:All course materials.
What’s Not IncludedYou will have to supply your own packed lunch.
Exam:Multi-choice questions exam
Award:RYA Diesel Engine Course Completion Certificate

1 day practical course from 0900hrs to 1700hrs.

Notebook and pen.  No open toe sandals.

Theory: How diesel engine works, parts of the engine.
Systems: Fuel, air, cooling, electrical, lubrication, transmission, engine controls.
Operation: Periodic checks, starting and stopping.
Maintenance: Diagnostics, troubleshooting, servicing, emergency procedures.


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