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If properly installed and maintained, modern diesel engines are remarkably reliable. In this seminar we will look at core installation issues that will eliminate many potential problems; basic maintenance; and troubleshooting the most common common operating problems.

2015-04-12
When: Sunday April 12
Sunday 2 PM to 5 PM
Where: Garden Room, Brentwood Bay Resort
849 Verdier Avenue
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia  V8M 1C5
Canada
Presenter: Nigel Calder
Contact: Adam Wanczura


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Victoria - Nigel Calder on Marine Diesel Engines

Sunday, April 12   2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Course Outline:

Do-it-yourself Diesel Engine Maintenance, Optimization and Troubleshooting

 

If properly installed and maintained, modern diesel engines are remarkably reliable. In this seminar we will look at core installation issues that will eliminate many potential problems; basic maintenance; and troubleshooting the most common operating problems. Topics will include:

  • A minimum of theory
  • Often overlooked critical installation issues
  • Core maintenance and how to do it
  • Testing cranking and charging circuits
  • Techniques for starting recalcitrant engines
  • Overheating engines
  • Troubleshooting miscellaneous engine problems
  • Optimizing engine use to minimize run time and maintenance

This seminar requires no prior knowledge. It will help you to understand your own engine, and to save money by doing your own maintenance and nipping many common problems in the bud.


Instructor:  Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats ever since.  In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer he worked on an automotive assembly line, in a foundry and machine shop, and on offshore oil production platforms. 

He and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which they lived in Oxford), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter.  They then sailed a Pacific Seacraft 40 for 5 years, following which they had a Malo 45 built in Sweden. This was replaced by the same boat but with experimental electrical and propulsion systems. It was used by the European Union HYbrid MARine (HYMAR) project, of which Nigel was the Technical Director, for extensive testing of hybrid propulsion systems. Nigel is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Electrical Project Technical Committee.

Nigel and Terrie have sailed in the North Sea, Scotland and points further north, the US east coast and Bahamas, and extensively in the Caribbean, with Pippin (now aged 28) and Paul (27) augmenting the crew along the way. 

Nigel is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual, and his Marine Diesel Engines, both in their third editions, and both considered the definitive works in their field.  In addition to over 200 magazine articles, he has also authored a ‘Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising Guide’, ‘Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook’ and ‘How to Read a Nautical Chart’.  

Location: 

Brentwood Bay Resort  -  Garden Room

849 Verdier Ave

Brentwood Bay

Date & Time:

Sunday, April 12               2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Maximum Class Size:

70 students

Cost:

BCA Members  -  $60

Non-Members  -  $75

This fee is for the 3 hour Diesel Seminar only.  Separate registration is required for Nigel's morning Electrical Seminar.

Cancellation Policy:

There is a $15 fee for cancellation processing. 

No cancellation 7 days or less from the course start date.

 

 

 

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