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Diesel Engine Course

Mechanical failure is the main cause of lifeboat callouts to yachts. This course includes basic maintenance and engine care which will prevent most cases of engine failure.

Pre-course experience


Assumed Knowledge


Course content

Basic maintenance and engine care

Ability after course

Awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine. Able to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and rectify defects which do not require workshop support

Minimum duration

1 day

Your Instructor, is somewhat of a diesel head, stripping down his dads lawnmower at an early age. Has been teaching Marine Engineering for over 13 years, is a fully qualified lecturer, Yacht Owner, RIB fanatic and an RYA Power Boat Instructor.

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