A one-day beginners’ course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure.
A high percentage of most engine failures can be avoided or resolved by a very simple logical process, this could mean the difference between having to call out the emergency services or the feeling of I am truly in charge!
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
- fault finding
- rectification of common problems
- bleeding the fuel system
- changing the impeller
- routine maintenance
- winter lay up procedures
Courses are run at our purpose built classroom a few hundred yards from the pretty harbour in the centre of the bustling fishing port of Brixham, Torbay, Devon.
We have a maximum Student to Instructor ratio of 6:1 ensuring high interaction between Student and Instructor. All courses include refreshments and course notes. We also offer the RYA Diesel engine manual and DVD for £14 saving £2 on the RYA price!
Once you have completed your course, our instructor can come and spend a some time on your boat showing you where everything is and how to get to it. This can be booked when you book your course the cost for this service is £25 per hour plus vat.
Please contact us for dates or to arrange a date to suit yourselves, local accommodation can be arranged on request.