Would you like to better understand your boat's engine? Learn about marine diesel engines in this six-session class designed for recreational boaters.
Investigate the fundamentals of operation, maintenance and troubleshooting for small diesel propulsion generator engines. Gain the knowledge and confidence needed to do basic maintenance and keep your engine in good working condition.
In addition to the information outlined below, you'll also receive a list of recommended books and reference materials to continue your learning outside of class. Enjoy gaining knowledge from a professional in the boating industry and asking any questions you have.
- In this class you will learn about:
- Basic diesel and gasoline engine combustion theory
- Lubrication and cooling systems
- Alarms and controls
- Maintenance and troubleshooting
- Recommended books and references
Who Should Take This Class?
- Recreational sail and power boaters interested in expanding their knowledge of marine diesel engines and understanding of basic maintenance.
Boating classes will be in-person at the beautiful Seattle Maritime Academy located at: 4455 Shilshole Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107.
Seattle Central Requires COVID-19 Vaccines and Masks for Students & Staff
Seattle Colleges will be a fully vaccinated higher education institution in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent COVID-19 Proclamations. The decision comes after consultation with the board of trustees, health and safety officials, and labor partners.
Full vaccinations are required for students, staff, and faculty coming to campus this fall, with exemptions for medical or religious reasons. This allows the colleges to reopen and return to in-person teaching and learning, to the fullest extent possible, while safeguarding against transmission of COVID-19 and its variants. Students must report vaccination status by Nov. 1; we will update Continuing Education students about the process for that soon.
In accordance with Washington State guidelines for the college, everyone attending in-person classes is also required to wear a face mask inside buildings, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.