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RYA Marine Diesel Course

All too often Marine Rescue services are called out to attend to engine breakdowns, and in many cases these could have been avoided if the skippers had carried out some routine maintenance or simple trouble- shooting.

The Course

The aim of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Diesel Engine course is to prevent machinery breakdown at sea. If you do have mechanical problems this course will teach you how to get going again. As a crew member on a racing or cruising sailboat this course will extend your maritime skills and enhance your value as a crew member.

The cost is $195 per person.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

This course assumes that you have no prior knowledge of sailing but some practical experience is desirable.

SYLLABUS

This course will cover principles of diesel engine operation, systems and parts of the engine, fault finding, rectification of common problems, bleeding the fuel system, changing the impeller, routine maintenance and winter layup procedures.

COURSE DURATION

To gain the RYA Marine Diesel certificate requires attending a 6 hour course held over 2 nights of 3 hours.

WHAT TO BRING

Your instructor will provide all learning support material and resources. It is advisable to bring old clothing as you will be hands on a diesel motor and parts. 

The RYA Diesel Engine Handbook is also available for purchase for $30 from the DSS Office, and is an optional resource for this course.

FIND OUT MORE

For more information about this course please contact the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au

UPCOMING COURSES

Click HERE for full list of course dates and enrolment.

Derwent Sailing Squadron members please login to your mySailor HERE before registering then enter the discount code DSSMEMBER to receive a 10% discount.

If you are interested in a course and no suitable dates are listed, why not tell us what you are interested in by completing the SailTrain Expression of Interest form. We will contact you to discuss your requirements further.

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