These courses are designed for boat owners and potential boat owners who would like to learn about basic boat engine maintenance and the electrical systems on their vessels. It is ideal for all backgrounds, and will suit DIYers, and those wishing to develop their knowledge and skills. The 2 day course cost £120
Contact our office to find out more information on dates and costs.
How long does the course take and when will it start?
Other courses will be arranged to meet extra demand. These courses can also be run at your boat club with substantial discounts please contact RCR for further details.
We have four engines, which ensures all attendees get hands on experience.
|9.30||INTRODUCTION – Tutor Course Outline|
PRACTICAL – Bolt tightening and torque
|11.15||MARINE ENGINES – Types|
Lubrication system & changing oil filter x 2 types
Oil types & requirements
Air filters, types & location importance
Cold start devices e.g. glow plugs
Use of tools
Engine mounts & stern glandFUEL SYSTEM
Recognition of components, injector pump types & service, Injectors, fuel contamination, fuel pumps, fuel filter types
Fuel systems (bleeding sessions)
Changing fuel filters
Air filter / oil Filter change
|3.30||DRIVE SYSTEMS: Theory & Practical|
Gearboxes, types, types of oil
|9.00||Q&A from yesterday|
ALTERNATOR BELTS: change & inspect, tension various types
|1.15||PRACTICAL SESSION: Testing electrical system|
Alternators & Starter fault finding
|3.00||Summarise service requirements schedules|
Extra study is not required on this course.
During the course you will work both in the classroom and visit the workshop.
There is no specific work experience provision built into this course.
There is no assessment or exams to pass. An RYA/RCR certificate will be issued on completion of the course.
Please note course information is subject to change. Please check details at time of enrolment.
Lunch can be included for an additional fee of £12 for the weekend.
To arrange attendance contact River Canal Rescue on: 01785 785680