Diesel Engine Maintenance is a beginner’s RYA course to help you maintain your boat’s
engine and solve many of the common problems that might have stopped you getting
home unaided. Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call outs to cruisers.
Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this
This RYA course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using
basic checks and maintenance procedures and how to get it started again in the event
of a breakdown. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions
and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge.