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Can someone recommend a good school for Marine Diesel mechanic repair in the NYC area?

Is this a key skill if you are going far afield?

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Check out Mack Boring in Union, NJ. Its about 25 miles from NYC on Route 22. They have courses on diesel engines for novices to mechanics.
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I'd second the Mack Boring classes.

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I am signing up for the course

thanks for the tip

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I am signing up for the course

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Is one of your dreams to hang upside-down in others stinky bilges for money? Or to just be able to repair your own engine? How far, is far afield?

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Well initially help maintain and repair my friends engine. In Tahiti. But who knows what the future will hold. Probably not planning on hiring myself out though.
Then again its always good to have skills you can put to use to make money.

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Yes..I highly recommend Larry Berlin's Mack Boring weekend course..

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What is the recommended course one should take, 1, 2 or 3 days with or without hand-on?

I am very mechanically inclined and know automotive well. Can take on engine rebuilding without any problems. Not sure which one will benefit me the most?


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If you can afford the three-days with hands-on, do it... in any case, you want a course with the hands-on segment. Most people learn a lot better if they see it then do it themselves.

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I am very mechanically inclined and know automotive well. Can take on engine rebuilding without any problems. Not sure which one will benefit me the most?

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