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RYA Diesel Engines

This course gives you an overall awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine. We teach you how to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and to rectify defects which do not require workshop support.

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

Although the Diesel Engine certificate is not compulsory, you need this level of knowledge to enter a Yachtmaster exam.

Preserve your engine

At the end of the day you will be able to perform simple engine maintenance tasks, helping to extend the life and preserve the condition of your engine.

Diesel MaintenanceCourse schedule 

Principles of the diesel engine

  • The four stroke cycle
  • Naturally aspirated engines
  • Turbo charging
  • Intercooling/aftercooling

The fuel system

  • The basic system and tank 
  • The water separating pre filter
  • Fuel lift pump
  • The engine fine filter
  • Injection pump and injectors 
  • Bleeding the system

The cooling system

  • Seawater cooling
  • Freshwater cooling
  • Temperature control / the thermostat
  • The seawater impeller pump

The air system

  • Air in
  • Air out

Engine electrical system

  • The basic system
  • Battery capacity and care
  • Drive belts
  • The alternator

Fault finding /routine maintenance /spares and tools

  • Oct
    26
    26 Oct
    1 day
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $350.00 incl. GST
    Register3 places remaining
  • Mar
    7
    7 Mar
    1 day
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $350.00 incl. GST
  • Apr
    11
    11 Apr
    1 day
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $350.00 incl. GST
  • May
    30
    30 May
    1 day
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $350.00 incl. GST

What's included

RYA handbook.

  • RYA Diesel Engine certificate

Before you start

No previous experience is needed for this introductory course.

What next?

If you spend any time on yachts you will soon find yourself doing engine checks in real life. Practice makes perfect!

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