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Vancouver 2019 - Intermediate Diesel w/David West
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This course is for anyone who owns and maintains their own vessel, already has some basic knowledge of diesel engines, and wants to gain a better understanding, including proper operation and more advanced maintenance procedures.

When: Sunday, December 1, 2019
1000h - 1630h
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St., white building east-side upstairs NW room
1300 Discovery St
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Contact: Ken Christie

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Intermediate Diesel w/ David West

Course Outline:


Attendance at a prior BCA Basic Diesel course or a good basic knowledge of diesel engines is required.   This course is intended for those who own and maintain their own boat, or those who want to gain a better understanding of diesel engines, including proper operation and maintenance. 

  • Review of fuel, cooling and lubrication systems
  • Electrical system: Batteries, Alternators, AC Chargers & Inverters
  • Battery servicing
  • Various charging systems
  • Drives: straight drive, v-drive, sail drives
  • Shaft seals

The desk work includes samples of the Diesel Engine parts, handouts include diagrams of the Diesel Engine internals, and related.


David West is a highly experienced and knowledgeable diesel mechanic and instructor who comes highly recommended by past students. Davd West is also a sailing instructor.

· Licensed diesel mechanic with over 40 years of experience

· Operated marine repair business for over 15 years

· Operations Manager for Cooper Boating for 10 years

· CYA Learn to Cruise Advanced Instructor & Instructor Evaluator


Course Materials:

The course will include explanatory handout materials.


Jericho Sailing Centre 1300 Discovery St.

Date & Time:

Sunday, December 01, 2019     10:00 am - 4:30 pm


You can bring a bag lunch; and we can chip in to order pizza .

Maximum Class Size:

28 students


BCA members: $75 each (includes handout notes)

Non-Members: $90 each (includes handout notes)

Cancellation Fee:

In the event of cancellation a processing fee of $15 will be charged.

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