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Old 13-06-2010, 10:27   #1
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Yanmar Classroom Training / Classes - Suggestions ?


Anyone know of a good place to take a Yanmar diesel class? Can anyone speak from experience? I'm looking for a class in SoCal.

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I took one with the US Power and Sail Squadron many years ago. We use members diesels to get a lot of hands on with different sizes and configurations. Pretty good 6 session course. Very practicle. Not enough to become a certified mechanic, but enough to resolve most issues short of a rebuild.


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I have educated owners in the care and feeding of their mains and gensets.....

Enough that they can do their own maintenance/basic troubleshooting/bleeding/starting difficulties..............

Sometimes the owner knows how diesels work

Sometimes they don't......that takes a little longer.....

4-6 hours is more than enough time.
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Have you considered calling the Yanmar dealers in San Diego and inquiring about owners or captain's classes in the engine you have aboard? They may offer a version at a reasonable price. Other than that, you might check at the vocational-tech schools to see if they offer a diesel engine class.
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There are some marine classes offered around. I can't find the one I saw in NJ which was intense

Annapolis has some:

Marine Diesel Engine Classes at Annapolis School of Seamanship
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Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa/Newport Beach offers several diesel classes; an intro class, one for maintenance & troubleshooting, plus a one day class put on at Boatswain's Locker, the Southern California Yanmar distributor. You'll find these listed under Seamanship Courses/Marine Maintenance on their website at
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Mack Boring New Jersey offers classes- they are main us Yanmar agent- I took class it is good- also have three day pull motor apart and put together to run class.

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