The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Engine Inspection & Maintenance Presentation (#2)

Kit Griffin

Spruce Harbour Marina, 1015 Ironwork Passage Vancouver BC

02 Mar 2024 1000h-1430h  

Members $75 / Non-Members $85

David West
Swan engine in Tahiti

Have you ever looked at your engine with distrust? Does your engine seem to have a mind of its own? Join us for a morning presentation to improve your understanding of inspecting and maintaining your boat’s engine and banish those concerns!

Course Information

This will be a concentrated presentation aboard a 1991 Beneteau Oceanis 350. It is intended for people who own and maintain their own boat’s engine and want to gain a better understanding, including proper inspection and maintenance, in preparing you for offshore cruising.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Fuel System
  • Air System
  • Cooling System
  • Lubrication System
  • Exhaust System
  • Electrical System
  • Belts and Pulleys
  • Engine Mounts
  • Transmission
  • General Inspection

About the Instructor

David West is a highly experienced and knowledgeable diesel mechanic, with over 40 years of experience. He is an instructor who comes highly recommended by students who have attended his courses.

For More Information and to Register – Click Here


  1. René Digard says:

    I am interested in Engine Inspection & Maintenance Presentation. March 02 2024

  2. Hilde Heyvaerts says:

    Interested in Engine Inspection & Maintenance Presentation

  3. Kit Griffin says:

    I’m sorry to report this only had 4 places and 2 on a waiting list and filled some time ago.
    We are hoping to find another boat to offer the same presentation but have yet to find a volunteer boat.
    On the other hand, The BCA – Vancouver will be offering a 2-day introduction to diesel angines (classroom based) followed by a 1-day practical presentation on an engine in April. Details will be on the BCA site in few weeks.

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