This course covers the diesel engine, it is a hands-on course. This course will not turn you into a diesel mechanic, but it will give you the knowledge to diagnose the normal things that cause a diesel to fail, and know if you can fix it or if it is serious enough to call in a mechanic.
Diesel • Boat Systems • Marine Electrical
- Student Price per person
Enroll for a five-day combo course in Rhode Island and learn how to troubleshoot boat problems!
Preventive maintenance can be the cure to a lot of boat problems. Learn what should be done periodically and seasonally to prevent problems.
This week long course will also give you the skills and confidence to troubleshoot problems. And if you can’t fix it, you’ll at least know how to explain the problem to a professional.
- Mon & Tue : will cover Diesel Course
- Wed: will cover Boat Systems
- Thu & Fri : will cover Marine Electrical Course
Courses to Cover
This course will not turn you into a diesel mechanic, but it will give you the knowledge to diagnose the normal things (almost always fuel problem or overheating) that cause a diesel to fail, and know if you can fix it or if it is serious enough to call in a mechanic. You will also learn how to winterize your diesel and do the spring commissioning on the motor.
This course goes over the basic systems of a boat including the galley systems, mechanical systems, rigging, steering, and the plumbing system. We look at different kinds of pumps the boat uses for different applications. We have several boats available to look at for this course, so you can understand different approaches to solve different system challenges, as well as various system pieces disassembled to understand their workings.
Batteries, wiring, charging, alternators, inverters, generators, and all the various parts. Also power management, different types of battery configurations , power monitors, amp hours, watts. At the end of the two days you have a good feel of how big your battery bank should be, how many amps your charger should be, how long your battery bank will give power and why.