Vancouver Maritime Museum, TK Gallery
25 Mar 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Members $165 / Non-Members $225
Nigel Calder, Boat Systems Expert
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.
As he addresses the “Do-it-yourself Diesel Engine Maintenance, Optimization and Troubleshooting”, Nigel will cover a minimum of theory along with the following topics:
- 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.
About the Instructor
Nigel Calder is best known for his books Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual, and 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’.