COURSE
RYA Diesel Course

Course

RYA Diesel Course

THIS COURSE REQUIRES SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE. CHECK OUR RYA ROAD TO YACHTMASTER PAGE OR CONTACT US.

COURSE INCLUDES

  • Comprehensive Course Materials
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Access engines
  • Access tools and diagnostic equipment
  • Lunch, tea and coffee
  • Expert Instructor

COURSE DATES

Dates available upon request. We maintain a list and start a course when enough students enroll. Sign up using the ‘reserve’ button.

RYA Diesel Course
07 Jul - 07 Jul
8 spots available
RYA Diesel Course
21 Jul - 21 Jul
8 spots available
RYA Diesel Course
05 Oct - 05 Oct
8 spots available
RYA Diesel Course
08 Nov - 08 Nov
8 spots available
RYA Diesel Course
08 Dec - 08 Dec
8 spots available

What you will learn

  • Principles of the Diesel Engine
  • The Four-Stroke Cycle
  • The Fuel System
  • The Cooling System
  • The Air Systems
  • Engine Electrical System
  • Spares and Tool Requirements
  • Importance of Winterisation and Servicing
  • Engine Lubrication
  • Winterisation and Servicing
  • Fault Finding

Certificates

RYA Diesel Engine Certificate

Next Step ——–

RYA Radar operator Certificate
RYA SRC GMDSS Certificate

COURSE SCHEDULE

The RYA Diesel Engine Course covers a comprehensive range of topics essential for the understanding and maintenance of diesel engines on boats. Here’s an overview of the key sections of the course:

This course provides an in-depth understanding of diesel engines, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting, ensuring the smooth operation and longevity of their marine diesel engines.

08:30 – 09:00: Registration and Welcome
Introduction to the course and participants

09:00 – 09:30: Introduction to Diesel Engines
Basic principles and advantages of diesel engines in marine use

09:30 – 10:15: The Four-Stroke Cycle
Detailed look at the operation and components of the four-stroke diesel engine

10:15 – 10:30: Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15: The Fuel System
Understanding components like the tank, pumps, injectors, and bleeding the system

11:15 – 12:00: The Cooling System
Overview of direct/raw water and indirect fresh water cooling systems, including temperature control

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:45: The Air Systems
Exploring air intake, exhaust systems, and air filters

13:45 – 14:30: Engine Electrical System
Basics of the engine’s electrical components like batteries, alternators, and starting mechanisms

14:30 – 14:45: Tea Break

14:45 – 15:30: Spares, Tools, and Maintenance
Discussing essential spares, tools, and routine maintenance including winterisation

15:30 – 16:15: Engine and Transmission Lubrication
Importance and methods of proper lubrication

16:15 – 17:00: Fault Finding
Practical session on diagnosing common problems like different smoke types, starting issues, and overheating

17:00 – 17:30: Course Wrap-Up and Feedback
Summary of the day’s learnings, feedback session, and discussion on further learning opportunities

Please note: This is a sample itinerary and the actual schedule may vary depending on the training center and instructor. Practical hands-on sessions may be interspersed throughout the day as appropriate.