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Marine Diesel Engines: Basic Course

Marine Diesel Engines: Basic Course

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Marine Diesel Engines: Basic Course


The key to a satisfying experience with your boat's engine is not knowing how to repair it but knowing how to operate and maintain it so that you do not need repairs.

This fast-paced workshop is short on theory and long on practical guidance aimed at owners and operators of marine diesel engines and focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and trouble-shooting. The course will include a live engine on hand.

All Classes are held at our world-class in-house training facility, unless otherwise noted.

Course Format: One Day - Seven Hours

Topics Covered:

  • Diesel combustion theory

  • Marine diesel basic operation

  • Periodic Maintenance

  • How to recognize common engine problems

  • Briefly cover the Electrical

  • Cooling, Lubrication

  • Fuel System

  • Transmissions

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Course Length: 7 hours , 30 minute lunch break

This seminar, taught by highly experienced Diesel Technicians, helps boat owners become more familiar with their diesel engines.

We'll go through case histories, review samples of worn parts, give you a better understanding of diesel engine do's and don'ts, review check lists and offer some helpful anecdotes plus a few good sea stories!

Receive a 10% discount toward your next Landfall purchase, upon course completion. Restrictions apply.


Certification: Upon course completion you will receive a Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion in Marine Diesel Engines: Basic Course

Course Materials: Notes: Handouts and trouble-shooting guides will be provided in class.

Suggested Reading- “Marine Diesel Engines" by Nigel Calder

Payments & Policies

Marine Training Center Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Any student cancellation received by 5 days in advance of the start date of the course will receive a full refund. Any books or course materials purchased for a course can be returned for a store credit only.

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance will not receive any refund.

Schedule change requests received less than 5 days in advance of the start of the course are subject to a 25% surcharge .

Students who arrive the day of the course who have not properly registered or have not properly prepared as required under the course requirements will be asked to leave and will not receive any refund.

Thank you.
Wim Jessup
Executive Director Landfall Marine Training Center
Private classes for yacht clubs and organizations can be arranged. Please call 1-800-941-2219 Ex: 21 or email the director to discuss your request:

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