The aim of this Diesel Engine Maintenance course is to help prevent you breaking down at sea. If you do have mechanical problems, this course will teach you, using a variety of static engines, how to go about getting started again. The RNLI tell us that one of the main reasons for lifeboat call-outs to both sailing and powerboats is machinery failure. Completing this Diesel Engine Maintenance course should help you avoid becoming another statistic! The course is equally valuable to the sailor with an auxiliary diesel and the motor cruising enthusiast. Don't worry if you have no knowledge of engines or mechanical ability - you will be surprised how straightforward most of the checks and adjustments are.
At Bisham Abbey we run the Diesel Engine Maintenance course over ONE DAY either weekdays or weekends. As with all our courses, numbers are small. We have four static engines together with an extensive collection of engine components. It is not an RYA requirement to have working engines for this Diesel Engine Maintenance course but (weather permitting) we do use three additional working engines on craft based at the School.
The course takes the form of a lecture and question and answer session followed by 'hands-on' the engines in the afternoon. The RYA course booklet forms the syllabus and is kept by the student at the end of the course.
A light lunch can be purchased within the main centre or bring your own. Hot drinks are available from our coin operated vending machine.
Hours daily are 0930 - 1700hrs.
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