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Old 11-12-2017, 08:24   #16
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Re: Diesel Engine Repair

Check out the school directly. They offer more dates than the crusers University.
http://www.annapolisschoolofseamanship.com
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The electrical class was very helpful.
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Check out the school directly. They offer more dates than the crusers University.
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Super expensive to go through them directly... a 12 hour diesel class was almost $400... we can get 4 days instruction through cruiser's U for around $600.. and it includes entrance to the boat show..
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We are getting a new one this month to replace an old Subaru. I hope they haven't stuck the battery in the spare tire wheel well. LOL.
We have a Subaru Outback.. by far, the BEST car we have ever owned.. EVER! We have a 2011, and it has 180,000 miles on it, and other than regular maintenance, we have had NO issues, what-so-ever... It also has the lowest gas mileage, and the largest storage area of any other SUV in it's class.. and the price is not terrible.. anyway.. that's my plug for a subaru!
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Check out The wooden boat school in Maine. .
This looks very interesting. It looks like they may be able to do a custom class for us. Might be something for us to consider. Thanks for the tip.
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Some people prefer classes, others are self taught. I would suggest you get a couple of books, then acquire an old 2-cyl Yanmar or similar for a couple of grand, take it apart then put it together. Most likely you will make it to run even if briefly. You would learn as much as you need this way.
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Super expensive to go through them directly... a 12 hour diesel class was almost $400... we can get 4 days instruction through cruiser's U for around $600.. and it includes entrance to the boat show..

You might call them and ask what (if any) differences there might be between their regular courses and the ones they offer at the CU sessions.

I took the courses at their own facility -- IIRC, actually 3 days, the one day course more of an overview, and following two-day course in much more depth -- and the second is the one where I mentioned the "exam" is about actually fixing an engine that won't run.

I hadn't heard they were able to schlepp their motors over to the CU venue on the Naval Academy, run them indoors (with some interesting exhaust systems cobbled together), etc.

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This is from the program for the spring show: Cruiserís Univ. I think (!) the dates are Apr 27-30.


That was for Spring 2017!
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If I read the site correctly, the diesel class is FULL! Every time I've looked at that class during the Annapolis shows, it's full. It must be one of the most popular classes they offer!



As we get nearer our cat purchase I think I'll take a class at one of the nearby colleges.



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At the October 2017 class there were some who signed up only a few days before, so donít despair if going is your intention. The web site isnít showing the Spring 2018 schedule yet.
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Re: Diesel Engine Repair

diesel repair is also offered in most junior colleges.
good teachers in general for these subjects.
is how i learned much of my non vw car repair.
diesel is diesel is diesel. once you know basic diesel mechanicry you are golden.
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Nigel Calder's "Marine Diesel Engines" is mentioned above. As someone just toiling his way past the novice stage, and a DIY addict, I recommend the book wholeheartedly. If you get it, don't skip straight to the troubleshooting charts and problem fixes, spend time on the first chapters dealing with the basics of how diesels work. Learn that part first, and the rest falls readily into place.
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