RYA DIESEL ENGINE COURSE

Course Overview

Each year, a large proportion of the Lifeboat service “call outs” are for vessels with engine problems. Many of these are simple faults that could, with a little knowledge, easily be rectified without assistance.

The RYA Diesel Engine course is designed to teach yachtsmen to be more self-sufficient. The one-day course teaches the principles of diesel engine operation, the systems and parts of the engine, fault finding and rectification of common problems, routine maintenance and winter lay up procedures. You will have the chance to see exactly how a diesel engine works by way of a cut away demonstration engine as well as get some real hands on experience with a real engine on a yacht.

This course is a must for all yachtsmen – a sound knowledge of diesel engines may not just save you money – it may one day save your life! At the completion of the course you will be awarded the RYA Diesel Engine Course Certificate.

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

Price : £85.00

Pre-Course Experience

No experience required.

Assumed Knowledge

None

Student Instructor Ratio

Maximum 8:1

Duration

1 Day

Course Content
  • 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
Ability after Course

The operation, maintenance, and basic repair of a modern diesel engine.

Course Syllabus

1. Introduction

  • Principles of the diesel engine

2. The four-stroke cycle

  • Naturally aspirated engines
  • Turbocharging
  • Intercooling / aftercooling

3. The fuel system

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

4. The cooling system

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

5. The air systems The airway in The airway out

6. Engine electrical systems

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

7. Spares and tool requirements

  • Basic spares and tools

8. Importance of winterisation and servicing

  • Engine lubrication
  • Transmission lubrication
  • Winterisation and servicing
  • Service schedule

9. Fault finding

What’s Included

All course materials, morning and afternoon tea.

Course Dates

Below are a list of our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us on 02392 520200 or info@bacchusyachting.co.uk and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

Saturday 25th March 09:00 – 17:00

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Price : £85.00

Saturday 14th April 09:00 – 17:00

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Saturday 19th May 09:00 – 17:00

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Saturday 16th June 09:00 – 17:00

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Sunday 29th July 09:00 – 17:00

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Sunday 18th August 09:00 – 17:00

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