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Sunday, October 30, 2022

09:00 AM  
Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance Class

This one day course is divided into classroom theory and hands on practicum on a boat.  Students receive classroom theory on diesel engines including their fuel, lubrication, cooling, exhaust and electrical systems along with other topics. Time is spent on a boat identifying parts.  Hands on maintenance is performed by students and may include changing oil & filter as well as primary and secondary fuel filters.  The course concludes with a classroom round up.  This course is for anyone who wants a better understanding of basic marine diesel engine maintenance.

Course Syllabus

9:00 am-12:00 pm - Classroom Instruction


Principles of diesel engines

Fuel systems

Lubrication system

Cooling systems

Sea water

Fresh water

Exhaust system

Electrical system


Diagnosis & Repair chart

Spare parts

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (approx.): Practical on boat*

Identify parts

Change oil and oil filter

Change primary fuel filter

Change secondary fuel filter

Bleed fuel system

Change raw water pump impeller (optional)

Inspect alternator belt. Tension/replace as needed.

*Note: All activities depend on replacement parts availability.

3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Classroom round-up

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