Marine Diesel Engines for Beginners

posted May 23, 2015, 5:59 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated May 24, 2015, 12:18 AM ]
Laurence Burgin from Franklin Marine tells us that this one day course, which has proved very popular with LBT members, is on again:  June 17th and July 26th.  See for details and enrolment.  From this page:

You will learn… 
  • How a marine diesel engine really works;
  • Bleeding your fuel system and changing fuel and oil filters;
  • How to change the impeller in your salt-water pump and cooling system checks;
  • Prop-shafts, stern glands, propellers and engine mounts;
  • Easy ways to identify potential engine problems (and avoid them);
  • Monthly engine maintenance to avoid problems;
  • Basic engine electrics – power and battery systems and how they work;
  • Understanding exhaust systems;
  • How to select the right marine tools for safety and ease of use.