RYA Diesel Engine (1 day)
Mechanical failure is the main cause of lifeboat callouts to yachts and motor cruisers. Basic maintenance and engine care will make sure that you are not part of this depressing statistic.
The RYA Diesel engine course aims to teach the basics of how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures and how to go about getting started again should a mechanical breakdown occur.
Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions and, most importantly, you don't need any prior mechanical knowledge. Subjects covered during the course include principles of diesel engine operation, the systems and parts of an engine, fault finding and rectification of common problems, bleeding the fuel system, changing the impeller, routine maintenance and winterizing procedures. The course is of equal value to the sailor with an auxiliary diesel and the motor cruising enthusiast.
Designed to teach sailors to be more self-sufficient this course is a must for all yachtsmen - a sound knowledge of diesel engines may not just save you money but one day could save your life!
- Coaching over the RYA Diesel Engine course syllabus by one of our knowledgeable and highly trained instructors using a real engine for demonstrations and practice.
- Tea and coffee (courses at EASS only)
- Certificate upon successful completion.
One day course in our waterside classroom.
RYA Diesel Engine Certificate
Principles of the diesel engine
The Four-stroke Cycle
Naturally aspirated engines
Intercooling / aftercooling
The Fuel System
The basic system
The water-separating pre-filter
Fuel lift pump
The engine fine filter
Bleeding the system
The Cooling System
The seawater impeller pump
The Air Systems
The airway in
The airway out
Engine Electrical Systems
The basic system
Battery capacity and care
Spares and Tool Requirements
Basic spares and tools
Importance of Winterisation and Servicing
Winterisation and servicing
1 day course
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