RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

OVERVIEW

Many owners of both sail and power boats have relied on their local marine mechanics to maintain their marine diesel engines, generally at considerable expense.

This training will provide you with the confidence and understanding to remove and replace parts and identify common problems which will inevitably occur on a vessel at sea.

By removing the mystery that surrounds marine diesel engines, we can enjoy our sailing, confident that we are self reliant mechanically.

You will be able to undertake those routine servicing and maintenance tasks for which you previously paid out significant sums of cash.

WHY DO THIS TRAINING

This course was developed by the RYA for those who know very little about mechanics. The aim is to prevent machinery breakdown at sea and to give you the confidence and knowledge to get going again.

Volunteer marine rescue groups tell us that the main reason they are called out to sail and power driven vessels is simple mechanical failure.

As a crew member on a sailing or power driven vessel, this training will extend your maritime skills and enhance your value as a member of the crew.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course is very "hands on" so we spend some time on theory, some time working on a Volvo Penta MDA 2020 three cylinder sail drive training engine in the class room and some hours "getting down and dirty" onboard a working yacht
in survey.

BY THE END OF THE DAY YOU WILL KNOW:

  • How to identify the key parts of a diesel engine
  • Understanding the four stroke diesel cycle
  • How turbo chargers and intercoolers work
  • Understanding fuel systems • How to "bleed" or "vent" diesel engines
  • Understanding fresh and salt water cooling
  • How pumps and impellors work
  • Understanding airway systems and fault finding
  • Marine electrical systems simplified
  • Developing practical daily check lists
  • Recommended onboard spares and tool lists
  • Developing your marine engine log books
  • Lubrication, winterisation and servicing
  • Fault finding made easy

ABOUT THE COURSE

This training course runs for eight intensive hours, usually over a full
day.

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors are qualified ships marine engine drivers holding Australian National Training Authority Workplace Trainer and Assessor qualifications.

Each instructor has been trained and assessed by the RYA and holds current RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Rating endorsed “Diesel Engine Instructor”.

Every instructor spends a minimum of 100 days a year at sea and has developed unique skills that they are happy to pass on to our course participants.

WHAT DO I BRING?

Your RYA sail and power log books for endorsement, sensible clothing for engine room work, note pad and pen. All tools are provided.

RYA DIESEL ENGINE CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON COURSE COMPLETION

Offshore Maritime Training Centre Australia is accredited by the Royal Yachting Association to train, assess and issue certificates on successful course completion. The certificate meets the training requirements for commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster Sail and Power.