Marine Diesel Engine Workshops for Women February 8-9


Another fine educational experience to learn about maintaining and repairing your diesel engine.

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.

Feb 8-9, 2020
At the Narragansett Sailing School
Cove Haven Marina,
101 Narragansett Ave.,
Barrington, RI 02806
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  • Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm both days
  • Fee: $440 for NWSA members for two six-hour sessions. Overnight accommodations are not included in the fee. $505 includes a new NWSA membership, good through April 2021.

Questions about the workshop details or the facility, contact Mary Goff at 401.250.5496 Questions about NWSA, contact Debbie at [email protected].