The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Basic and Intermediate Diesel Operation and Maintenance

Ken Christie

Burrard Civic Marina, Vancouver BC

07 Oct 2023  to 08 Oct 2023 0900h-1600h

Members $130 / Non-Members $150

Vancouver Education
diesel engine

This two-day course is intended for those who own and maintain their own vessels or those who want to gain a better understanding of diesel engines, including proper operation and maintenance. No prior experience or knowledge of diesel engines is necessary. The instructor will explain the operating principles of a marine diesel engine, including the operation, servicing and troubleshooting related to:

Day 1

  • Lubrication / Cooling
  • Fuel
  • Electrical
  • Stuffing boxes / Shaft seals / Bearings

Day 2

  • Review of fuels, cooling and lubrication systems
  • Electrical system: batteries, alternators, AC chargers and inverters
  • Battery servicing
  • Various charging systems
  • Drives: straight drive, v-drive, sail drives
  • Shaft seals and proper installation/inspection

Note: If you plan on attending David West’s one-day Advanced Diesel course offered Oct 14 and again on Oct 15, it is recommended that you first take this course especially if you do not regularly work on diesel engines.


David West is a well-experienced and knowledgeable diesel mechanic and instructor. He comes highly recommended by those who have attended his courses.

For More Information and to Register – Click Here


  1. James says:

    Having trouble paying for the class – wants to charge me US$ on the paypal account – though I’m specifying CDN$ and I would like to use my CDN credit card. Can anyone assist? Tks, James (

  2. Kit Griffin says:

    So you’re in the US currently?
    Do you have a VPN that can put you in Canada?

    I’ll reply directly in a moment and bypass this process

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