Diesel Engine Workshop

Look forward to another fine educational experience to learn about maintaining and repairing your diesel engine.

WATCH FOR FUTURE WORKSHOPS  – If you want to be put on the waiting list, please contact Kim Lyons

At the Narragansett Sailing School
Cove Haven Marina, 101 Narragansett Ave., Barrington, RI 02806
$440 for NWSA members
Two six-hour sessions. Overnight accommodations are not included in the fee.

This course covers the diesel engine plus the drive train including the stuffing box. This is a hands-on course. When you arrive, you will find a diesel motor disassembled with an intact block. All the other parts will be arranged on several tables. A diesel motor has six systems: fuel, raw water, fresh water, air, oil and electric. If any one of the systems malfunctions, you will be without an engine. You and your classmates will assemble the engine system-by-system, learning the purpose of each and the symptoms that will cause a part to fail. After assembling the engine, you will know what makes a diesel engine run, and if it stops, what system to go to t get it running again. To make it all come together, you will then go to a boat in the water with a working diesel and cause it to fail and get to go again.

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 (fuel problem or overheating being the most common), and know whether you can fix it or if you need to call in a mechanic.

Questions about the workshop details or the facility, contact Mary Goff at 401.250.5496.