Feb 13, 2020

Marine Diesel Courseinstructor Craig Morley

This one-day course is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of how your Marine Diesel engine operates and how it should be maintained. The course consists of both theory and practical demonstration sessions.

We conduct the session in the shop with new, used and broken parts to handle and view during the theory portion of the presentation. You will become familiar with everything that is inside and attached to a marine diesel engine. All associated systems such as – fuel, exhaust, cooling, transmissions, propeller shafts, engine mounts and alignments etc. will be covered.

During the afternoon practical demonstrations WE will : jump start a diesel, operate a engine on a test stand, bleed fuel injection systems, demonstrate valve adjustments, change water pump impellers, winterize engine etc. Anyone wishing to participate may – so dress appropriately as you may encounter diesel fuel and engine oil. Hand cleaner and shop towels are supplied. I cannot make you into a Diesel Mechanic in a day but you will leave with a very comfortable understanding of what you CAN, should and should not do with your Marine Diesel Engine.

The shop is heated but not room temperature hot. The shop door will be open for a while when we run the engines in the afternoon. Dress warmly including footwear.

Class starts at 9 AM sharp as we have a lot to cover! We will continue until approximately 5 pm or until everyone has had their fill of fun! Please arrive a little early to register and pick up your textbook. Complementary coffee and muffins available in the AM. Lunch is provided as well.

Only 12 persons/day! - Register early to reserve your spot as I have had a tremendous response in previous years ! This well attended Marine Diesel course has been taught at numerous locations around the GTA and SW Ontario since 2004. People have attended from Michigan, New York State, Massachusetts and this year - Winnipeg! 

** 2020 WEST LORNE course dates – The ONE-day course is available on March 7,8,14,15,21 or 22.

Course FEE is $ 250. plus 32.50 HST = $ 282.50 TOTAL which includes you own copy of “Marine Diesel Basics” by Dennison Berwick. (Couples discount – 2nd @ $175. With one book / couple = $480.25 total)

To register contact Craig Morley @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or Office 519-768-3438 - Cell 519-933-3205

Payment may be made by Interac E-transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or cheque payable to “AquaFacts Marine Surveyors and Yachting Services Inc.” 25157 Gray Line, West Lorne, Ont. N0L 2P0

NOTE: Due to the practical demonstration aspects of this course – Class size is limited to 12 persons! Participants are encouraged to bring along their own engine information/manuals etc. so I may answer any specific questions regarding your diesel engine.

- Craig Morley