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RYA Diesel Engine Course (1 Day)

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RYA Diesel Engine Course (1 Day)


RYA Diesel Engine Course – one day course to help you to understand a marine diesel engine, find faults and carry out maintenance.


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About This Course

This one day RYA Diesel Engine course is suitable for anyone who wishes to maintain a marine diesel engine and solve engine failure.

Course Content:

Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to cruisers. The RYA Diesel Engine course will teach basic maintenance and engine care and will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge. During this course we will teach 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. We will look at engine parts in our classroom as well as the real thing on one of the yachts.

Whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or are a motor cruising enthusiast, the RYA Diesel Engine course could not just save you money but one day could save your life!

This is a one day course and is held at Gosport Marina.

Pre Requisites for the Diesel Engine Course:

  • No minimum age although we don’t take unaccompanied under 18s
  • No previous experience necessary,
  • This course is suitable for absolute beginners although if you have some experience of engines you will still find it a useful course.

What is included:

  • Services of experienced RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Instructor
  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments during the day
  • RYA Diesel Engine Course Notes and Certificate
  • Modern marina facilities at base within easy walking distance of public transport

What is not Included:

  • Lunch – there are various places to eat within walking distance of the marina or you may bring a packed lunch.
  • Secure parking at Gosport Marina

What to expect:

  • Small classes of up to 6 students
  • The opportunity to see a static classroom engine and engine parts as well as working engines on boats

One Day Diesel Engine Maintenance Course

RYA Diesel Engine Course

Duration1 dayMaximum students : instructor6:1
LocationSolent Minimum ageAll ages
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
What’s includedTea, coffee and biscuits
RYA Course Notes and Certificate
ExtrasLunch can be purchased locally or you can bring your own
RYA Diesel Engine Handbook + DVD £17.99
WhenAll Year 0900hrs – 17.00hrsAccommodationNon residential although we may be able to provide accommodation on one of our yachts for £20.00 per night.
Let us know aboutAny special requirements and needsCost£120.00

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

I had a great time on the course today – very hands on and supported by a very knowledgeable instructor – even got my hands dirty – thanks very much !!!

Andrew – Diesel Course, February 2017

An excellent enjoyable course, subject well put over by a very knowledgable instructor. All in all a very worth while day.

Geoff – Diesel Course, June 2014

Excellent instructor, good stock of engine parts.

David – Diesel Course, January 2013

Very good instruction which increased my knowledge of diesel engines and confidence in dealing with any problems.

Andrew – Diesel Course, January 2013

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