Diesel Engine


A beginners’ course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure


Mechanical failure is the main cause rescue call-outs to cruisers. Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic.


This course 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. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge.


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

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


Contact us for more information.