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Thursday, September 8 • 9:15am - 5:00pm
Understanding Marine Diesel Engines - Nigel Calder Seminar

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Tuition: $125                  Call Fine Edge Nautical Seminars to Register: 360-299-8500

Beginnig with an introduction on diesel engines and how they work. Topics will include often overlooked critical installation issues, core maintenance, testing starting and charging circuits, techniques for starting recalcitrant engines, overheating engines and how to find the source of the problem, and troubleshooting miscellaneous engine problems.
No previous experience or knowledge required. Attendees will come away prepared to carry out all normal maintenance on their engines and troubleshoot some of the more common problems experienced at sea. 


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... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 9:15am - 5:00pm
Cotton Building

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