Boat & Engine Maintenance

Boat & Engine Maintenance

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

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How long does the course take and when will it start?

May 2017
Boat & Engine Maintenance
Stafford
06/05/2017 - 07/05/2017
£120

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.

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TimeTopic
9.30INTRODUCTION – Tutor Course Outline

ENGINE OPERATION
Requirements for reliability
General servicing
Clean & free air flow, clean oil, clean fuel, clean engine & bilges

PRACTICAL – Bolt tightening and torque

11.00Coffee
11.15MARINE 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
12.45Lunch
1.45PRACTICAL SESSION
Fuel systems (bleeding sessions)
Changing fuel filters
Air filter / oil Filter change
3.15Coffee
3.30DRIVE SYSTEMS: Theory & Practical

Gearboxes, types, types of oil
Drive plate – practical, where, failures
Couplings – types, operation, failures
Morse controllers and control & cables, how to recognise when broken and how to change / adjust

5.00Close

Sunday Topics:

TimeTopic
9.00Q&A from yesterday

COOLING SYSTEMS
Air cooling
Water cooling – thermostats
Pumps – pressure caps
Raw water systems impellers, prime & bleeding, wet exhausts, weed filters
Header tanks & skin tanks, bleeding, flexible hoses
Heat exchangers
Antifreeze

10.30Coffee
10.45PRACTICAL SESSION

ALTERNATOR BELTS: change & inspect, tension various types
Drive Belt Assessment/Adjustment
How a V belt works ALTERNATOR, STARTER MOTOR & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Theory
ELECTRICS (12/24 volt only)
Wiring size & volt drop, charging calcs, battery types & uses, DEMO battery testing

12.15Lunch
1.15PRACTICAL SESSION: Testing electrical system

Alternators & Starter fault finding
Checking volt drop and charging

2.45Coffee
3.00Summarise service requirements schedules
Domestic systems
Winterisation
Questions
FeedbackWash Up
4.30Close

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
enquiries@rivercanalrescue.co.uk