RYA Diesel Engine

RYA Diesel Engine

A significant number of lifeboat call-outs to pleasure craft are for engine failure. However, many of these failures could have been avoided or repaired with some basic knowledge of how a diesel engine operates. This course should help you find your way round a diesel engine and avoid the risk of becoming a lifeboat call-out statistic.

This two day course is based on the RYA Diesel Engine Course expanded to cover all the essential boat maintenance tasks that can be completed by the average boater without the use of specialist tools.

As well as the routine maintenance tasks the course covers simple fault finding on your engine, drive train and electrics.

The course has a number of “hands on” workshop sessions so it is suggested that you wear overalls or other suitable clothes that can get dirty. Stout footwear is essential. Protective gloves are provided.

No pre-course experience or knowledge is required.

Successful students will be issued with an RYA ‘Diesel Engine Course Completion Certificate’.

Equipment needed

A booklet to accompany the course is included in the fee (£220).

Some syllabus headings

Diesel Engine, theory and operation including fuel, cooling, air, lubrication and electrical systems. Basic fault finding, servicing and maintenance. Domestic water systems and leaks through fittings. Winterising.

What do students say about this course?

“Rob is an excellent tutor for this course. A wealth of experience and practical know how” – Ian

“Excellent course, recommended” – Gordon

“A very friendly and knowledgeable instructor” – Tobias