RYA Basic Diesel Engine Course

This course will give you an awareness of main marine diesel systems and teach preventative measures to avoid mechanical breakdown at sea. Learn how to make simple diagnosis, repairs and checks required of you as a yacht skipper. For this diesel engine course, you will also spend time on a yacht around the engine compartment and simulate or even complete a full engine service! Course is usually run on a Friday


1 Day

Assumed Knowledge

No previous knowledge

Course Content

Learn the engine parts, function and in particular the air intake, water cooling, fuel supply and electrical systems. Learn how an impeller works, how to change an impeller change various filters and to bleed a fuel system. Simple fault finding, repair and winterizing of a sailing yacht engine

Expected Learning Outcome

Complete this course and you will have a good idea of the mysteries surrounding diesel engines and how to troubleshoot them and maintain and service an engine. On successful completion you will be given an official RYA certificate signed by your Instructor


From €190


Typical Itinerary

Topics covered
  • Introduction to diesel engines
  • The four stroke cycle
  • Fuel systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Air system
  • Electrical system (engine)
  • Tools and spares required
  • Winterisation and servicing
  • Fault finding
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