RYA DIESEL COURSE AIMS:

The RNLI tell us that the most common reason for call outs is machinery failure. Many of these call outs would be avoided if more yachtsmen (sail and power alike) had a better understanding of how the engine works and how to carry out regular checks and routine maintenance.

RYA DIESEL COURSE DURATION:

1 Day 0930 to 1630

RYA DIESEL COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

None. No previous mechanical ability or knowledge of engines is required. You will be surprised at just how straightforward most of the checks, fault finding and adjustments are.

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RYA DIESEL COURSE CONTENT:

This course teaches you how your diesel engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how you might 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. 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

Students have full access to a real marine diesel engine and tools in the training room. 

RYA DIESEL COURSE PROGRAMME:

The course is a mixture of theory and practical sessions. During the practical sessions you will work on our training engine.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR RYA DIESEL COURSE:

  • Day of shorebased training
  • Use of our Yanmar and Volvo Penta training engines and tools
  • RYA Diesel Course Notes
  • RYA Diesel Certificate
  • Free (on street) Parking

RYA DIESEL COURSE BOOKING:

If the dates below do not suit you we can set up a bespoke 1:1, 2:1 or group course at a time that suits you, either using our training engine or your boat.

WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR YOUR RYA DIESEL COURSE?

We will run the RYa Diesel course 1:1 or 2:1 on board your boat or as part of a group at our centre. Our training room is well equipped with 2 training engines (a Volvo Penta and a Yanmar) and all of the necassary tools.