Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
Vancouver 2019 - Intermediate Diesel w/David West
Register Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

This course is for anyone who owns and maintains their own sailboat, already has some basic knowledge of diesel engines, and wants to gain a better understanding of them, including proper operation and more advanced maintenance procedures.

 Export to Your Calendar 2019-12-01
When: Sunday, December 1, 2019
1000h - 1630h
Where: Jericho Sailing Center, 1300 Discovery St., white building east-side upstairs NW room
1300 Discovery St
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Contact: Kit Griffin

Online registration is available until: 2019-11-28
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Intermediate Diesel w/ David West

Course Outline:


Attendance at a prior BCA Basic Diesel course (Saturday, November 30th) or a good basic knowledge of diesel engines is required.   This course is intended for those who own and maintain their own sailboat, 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


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 Center 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.

Sign In


2019-10-12 » 2019-10-14
BCA Thanksgiving Rendezvous 2019

VI South Club Night - Cruising in Japan's Inland Sea: 2017 BCA Japan Rendezvous

Vancouver 2019 - Sails: Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs

Vancouver 2019 - Rigging Maintenance and Inspection

VI Victoria 2019 - Electrical Skills for Cruisers

Vancouver 2019 - Cruisers Marine Electrical (Part I)

Vancouver 2019: Cruisers Marine Electrical (Part II)

2019-11-30 » 2019-12-01
VI Victoria 2019 - Diesel Maintenance and Servicing

Vancouver 2019 - Basic Diesel Engines w/David West

Vancouver 2019 - Intermediate Diesel w/David West

BCA AGM, Awards and Christmas Social 2019

VI Victoria 2020 - Abandon Ship! Stay Alive in Your Life Raft

2020-01-25 » 2020-01-26
VI Victoria 2020 - Psychology of Voyaging

VI Victoria 2020 - Rigging Inspection and Maintenance

VI Victoria 2020 - Fibreglass and Epoxy Repairs and Maintenance