RYA Diesel Engine Handbook

RYA Diesel Engine Handbook


Written for leisure boat owners, the RYA Diesel Engine Handbook is essential reading for anyone doing the one-day RYA Diesel Engine Course. This digital version is enhanced with animation and extracts from the DVD that accompanies the printed version, giving expert instruction and top tips from Nick Eales of Seastart.

Easy to follow text and beautifully detailed colour illustrations enable the reader to develop the knowledge and confidence required by all diesel engine boat owners.

Chapters include:

  • How Diesel Engines Work;
  • Fuel;
  • The Air System;
  • Engine Cooling;
  • The Electrical System;
  • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting;
  • Maintenance;
  • Emergency Procedures.

Andrew Simpson is a marine journalist, yacht surveyor and designer based in Poole. He has written a number of other books on boating and is a regular contributor to yachting magazines both at home and abroad.

When not in the UK he can usually be found sailing Mediterranean and Atlantic waters in Shindig, a 12m light displacement cutter he designed himself.


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