RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

This course teaches you how your diesel 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.

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. During the course we look at the following;

  • 4 stroke cycle
  • Fuel systems
  • Air systems
  • Oil Systems
  • Water systems
  • Preventative maintenance
  • How to change fuel filters
  • Diesel Bug
  • and more

The course is taught using a variety of powerpoints, videos, and hands on time with a training engine in the classroom.

Course dates:

2023 Dates:

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1 Day

Our Classroom - £100 per person
Off site Course - TBC (see notes below)
1:1 Private Course - £500

Whats Included:

  • Use of our classroom
  • RYA Diesel Engine Course Pack
  • Our training engine and equipment
  • Refreshments throughout the course
  • Notepad & pen

Offsite Course:

  • This course is not suitable to be run offsite unless there is a training engine available. Please contact the office for details if your interested in this option

Private 1:1 Course:

  • We can organise a private course for all our shorebased courses at our classroom in Rhu. The price includes all associated costs.



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