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RYA TRAINING - SHORT COURSES


RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Course

Southampton, 1 Day, from £100

The RNLI tell us that the most common reason for call outs is machinery failure. Many of these call outs would be avoided if more yachtsmen (sail and power alike) had a better understanding of how the engine works and how to carry out regular checks and routine maintenance.

This is a practical based RYA course covering the operation and maintenance of a marine diesel engine. It provides an awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine and teaches the ability to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and rectify defects which do not require specialist support.

No previous experience required!

Format

Classroom tuition is supplemented by ‘hands on’ practical experiences using our working diesel engine. Pick up tips from an expert as the day progresses!

Content

This course teaches you how your diesel 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:

  • Understand the basic theory and principles of the Diesel Engine including the fuel system, the cooling system, the air system, and the electrical system
  • To carry out daily check lists on engines
  • To complete basic preventative maintenance
  • How to trouble shoot, identify and fix basic engine problems
  • Winter lay up procedures

Features

Learn ‘how to get yourself home' techniques on dry land before you may have to do it for real in a rolling seaway.

Students have full access to a variety of real marine diesel engines and tools in the training workshop. 

The structure of the day allows you to combine the theory and practical elements of the course to give you confidence with the diesel engine.

Price includes use of training engines and tools, course notes and free parking.

Other locations also available for small groups.

Please contact us on +44(0)7977 459671 or +44(0)1253 853075 to discuss your requirement


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