Diesel Engine Maintenance is a beginner’s RYA course to help you maintain your boat’s
engine and solve many of the common problems that might have stopped you getting
home unaided. Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call outs to cruisers.
Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this
This RYA course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using
basic checks and maintenance procedures and how to get it started again in the event
of a breakdown. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions
and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge.
RYA Course topics include:
The principals of diesel engine operation
The systems and parts of the engine
Rectification of common problems
Bleeding the fuel system
Changing the cooling impeller
Winter lay-up procedures
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
The price of the course is £110 per person but this is reduced to £75 is taken with
an RYA navigation courses.