The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Diesel Engine Maintenance & Servicing (Revised Dates)

Brent Alley

Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Dr, Sidney BC (mornings) and Gartside Marine (afternoons)

02 Dec 2023  to 03 Dec 2023 0900h - 1600h - This course is sold out

Members $175 / Non-Members $200

Brent Alley, VI Education Watchkeeper

Learn to treat your engine well.  Ben Gartside, a lifetime mechanical technician and President of Gartside Marine Engines, is offering a two-day workshop on diesel engine maintenance and servicing. Topics include:

  • Regular maintenance requirements
  • Cooling system, exhaust and ventilation
  • Fuel system
  • Electrical system
  • Transmission and stern gear

Classroom work will be held each morning at Shoal Centre, with practical demonstrations at the Gartside Marine workshop on Harbour Road in Sidney, each afternoon.  Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch due to tight timelines and the need to move from one location to another.


Ben Gartside is a lifetime mechanical technician and President of Gartside Marine Engines, and engine installation and repair facility for pleasure boats, and light commercial water craft.  Ben’s specialty is small marine diesel engines and inboard installations.

For More Information and to Register – Click Here

Please Note - this course is sold out


  1. Lorraine says:

    When will this workshop be offered again?

  2. Brent Alley says:

    This is a course we only run once a year on Vancouver Island, so next fall we plan on scheduling it again. If you can get to Vancouver they have an Engine Maintenance and Servicing course on Feb 17, 2024

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