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Diesel/Petrol - One and a Half Day Course

A one and a half day course to help you prevent and solve both diesel and petrol engine problems. This course has been especially adapted to include petrol so as to meet the needs of river users.

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.

The most common problem areas are the fuel system and raw water pump failure, all easy to maintain and easily fixed, even at sea.

This course teaches you how the 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. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions and you don't need detailed mechanical knowledge. Courses will be run at a maximum ratio of 1:12.

The course is recommended by the MCA.

The Course Includes:

All course materials including a comprehensive course pack and handbook and a certificate to take away. It is also recommended that you acquire the RYA Diesel Handbook. A copy will be available in the club's library for your viewing. Morning and afternoon tea will be available; you should bring a packed lunch on day one.

Itinerary: Saturday 09.30 until approximately 17.30 and Sunday 10.00 until 14.00

Course Topics Include:-

  • The principles of diesel/petrol engine operation
  • The systems and parts of the engine
  • Fault finding
  • Rectification of common problems
  • Bleeding the fuel system
  • Changing the impeller
  • Investigating the carburettor
  • Routine maintenance
  • Winter layup procedures

Whether you sail a yacht with and auxillary diesel engine or are a motor cruising enthusiast with a petrol engine, this course could not just save you money, but one day could save your life.

For more information about the course click on the diesel and petrol links.

Please print this personal information form which we need to have before commencement.

Should you require further information please contact us at:

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