The RYA Diesel Engine Course
(RYA tuition delivered by Super Yachting South Africa)
Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to yachts. Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge.
This course teaches you how a diesel engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.
As a professional crew member applying to work on a Superyacht as a deckhand, this course will provide you with the basic know-how. If you’re looking to gain a substantial competitive edge and impress your Captain, then our more advanced MCA Approved Engine Course is for you.
Course topics include:
the principles of diesel engine operation
- the systems and parts of the engine
- fault finding
- rectification of common problems
- bleeding the fuel system
- changing the impeller
- routine maintenance
- winter lay-up procedure
1 day entry-level programme
Location: City Centre (Cape Town, South Africa)
RYA Completion Certificate
Price: R 1 898.00 (Incl. VAT)