Engine maintenance & emergency repair course

Engine Maintenace Course

One of the things we all dread is engine failure at sea. This course is designed to drastically reduce the likelihood of a breakdown occurring in the first place, and also help you repair an engine failure at sea.

Engines are, in concept at least, simple things. They need no complicated electrics to make them work, although these days, they do sport electronic control systems. This fundamental simplicity makes keeping them going through simple, routine maintenance relatively easy. On this course, we will teach you these fundamentals.

When they do fail, it is usually because the engine is being starved of fuel or is overheating through lack of cooling water. For most failure types, it is perfectly possible to fix the problem at sea provided you carry the requisite small number of spare parts and have the knowledge to identify the problem correctly.

After the course

You will have a much better idea of what makes diesels work, what spares you need to carry onboard and what to do with them if one of the more common problems develop at sea.

Course Content

1. How your engine works

2. Routine engine and electrics maintenance

3. How to identify the cause of a failure

4. How to fix a fuel problem

5. How to fix a cooling problem

Course details

Previous experience required: None

Minimum age: 16

Duration: 1/2 day

Cost: £99 inc VAT

Season 2023/24

Season 2023/24
Call Will for all boat training requirements on
01202 836721

Bespoke Tuition to suit your requirements, can also include crew training on your boat.
Call Will to discuss on
01202 836721

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Our Details:

Saltwater Experience
Bailey Bridge Marina,
10 Bailey Drive,
Dorset BH23 2BN

Tel: 01202 836721

Principal: Will Eveleigh
Chief Instructor: Lloyd James