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  • Diesel Engine Course


  • - This is a great basic engine and operations Maintenance Course

  • - No prior experience required

  • - Online Learning

  • - Optimised for mobile devices.

  • - The Theroy can be covered in as little as 4 hours.

  • One of the biggest callouts for sea rescue and lifeboats is a mechanical breakdown. This course has been developed for both motor cruisers, and sailors who operate an auxillary engine. We breakdown the mystery of the engine to make it easy for everyone to understand. This course is intended to reduce the potential for a breakdown, or to have a chance to fix an issue yourself without having to call out for help from the sea rescue. If the issue was something simple, then this is both very embarrassing for you and potentially takes sea rescue away from others who also need help. There is no need to have any prior mechanical skills or knowledge for this course, and you will be surprised at how easy the checks and tasks actually are.

    Our diesel course is a collaborative development between Navathome Australia and This course is not an RYA accredited course, as you do not get to practice skills on an engine in a classroom setting, but it covers much much of the theory, and includes some additional content appropriate for appropriate as part of the increasing environmental awareness many people who enjoy going out on the water. This course has amalgamated the best elements of various diesel courses, and personal experience from our international network of instrutors to create a course that represents the needs of yachtspersons in all locations. It is great as a base level course, or as pre-learning for the actual RYA diesel maintenance course.

    This course attempts to create a unique environment for understanding the operation of a diesel engine. The e-learning aspect provides animated videos of the workings of various engine components. This makes visualisation of the engine operation easier than ever before. You can take this course from home, or from the engine bay of a yacht as you look at a real diesel engine. To really make this work, the course has been developed with mobile devices and laptops in mind. You can be on your boat, going through the course and comparing it in real time to your own engine.

    This is the only diesel course available that we know of that will allow you to be on your boat, going through the course and doing your own maintenance checks in real time.

  • Basic Operation of a Marine Diesel Engine
  • Engine Safety
  • Environmental Impact
  • Prestart Checks
  • Basic Maintenance
  • Engine Electrics
  • Turbo charging and engine driven bilge pumps
  • Understaidng differences in oil and diesel grades
  • Faultfinding

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    The School Principal is an RYA Yachtmaster instructor and has a Master Class 5 for power and sail.
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