Speed a weekend learning about your boats diesel engine. A class, by Margaret, designed and taught just for women. Cruisers college will help you understand your diesel engine, the equipment you rely on when out exploring on your boat, and common trouble-shooting techniques for the cruising woman.
For both sailors and powerboaters! This class won’t make you a diesel mechanic. But it will give you basic knowledge of, and hands-on experience with, the engine and related systems needed for cruising in locally. This course reviews many of the things you need to know about your diesel engine and the important trouble-shooting techniques for when things don’t go as planned. This class will review marine diesel and drive train systems that are both the most likely to cause problems as well as being the easiest to fix (or prevent failing). You’ll discover there’s a lot you can do for your engine and drive train that doesn’t require lots of strength or using expensive tools. Attendees will receive example checklists and tool lists to tailor for their own vessels.
Sample of topics covered:
• Safety around engine systems
• How to avoid causing problems by the way you drive and manage your boat
• How to perform daily engine checks, using a sample checklist
• Tools and supplies for daily engine checks and basic repairs
• Basic electrical troubleshooting using a multi-meter
• Replacing raw water impellers
• Checking and changing fuel filters
• When your engine fails: basic diagnostics
Bio: Capt. Margaret Pommert is a US Coast Guard licensed 100-ton captain and works as a nationally certified instructor for both sailing and powerboating. She attended the SVC Marine Maintenance Technology program and is an ABYC certified Marine Diesel Advisor. A leader in the Pacific NW women’s boating community, Margaret was honored with 2019 National Women’s Sailing Association Leadership in Women’s Sailing award.