Originally Posted by killarney_sailor
I have been thinking about taking one of their 3-day courses in New Jersey. Is this what you were talking about?
I took the 3 day course last spring in Union NJ. Having a new engine with all of the new emissions stuff made me a little nervous about working on it. Plus you can never have enough education.
What's pretty cool about the course is if you own a yanmar they will pull out the model and you get to work on that. If you don't own a Yanmar, you still pick up some stuff but I don't believe the class is as valuable. One guy in our class had a Perkins and he did pick up learn but it's different when you working on your engine.
Recommendations to anyone taking that class.
1) Take lots of digital pictures of your engine on your boat. Take pictures of everything. particularly of any labels on the engine and transmission.
Either print and put in a binder or take your laptop with you. The engine at Mack boring will be on a table with easy access. On your boat the orientation will be different and you can compare with the pictures. This is really true if you don't have a Yanmar or they don't have the exact model engine you have.
2) Make sure you have all your manuals.
3) Take notes and then rewrite them that
night. I didn't and now when I refer back I can't read my writing or don't understand the notes. Larry ( Larry Berlin teaches the class) Makes a number of good recommendations but because of questions you can get off the rails. Your notes may reflect this by going off in different directions. example: during a discussion on flushing the antifreeze, we went off the rails on to the hight of the anti freeze reservoir then onto the hot water heater and air locks before getting back to flushing then off the rails again to types of antifreeze to use.
I got allot out of it and recommend the class.