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|01-30-2003 06:56 PM|
Never thought of Power
Squadron. ThankS! I''ve started checking into it.
Thought I''d design a course myself if nothing else works out. I''m thinking theory, then general maintenance like oil changing, etc. and then bleeding the lines.
Any other suggestions?
|01-29-2003 02:48 PM|
I am currently taking a 10 week course on engine maintenance given by the US Power Squadron. I am going into the fourth week. So far, so good. Seems to me the US Power Squadron is just about everywhere - and it''s not just for power boaters. Check it out!
|01-23-2003 05:23 AM|
Thanks for your responses girls.
The Titusville Yacht Club may develop a mechanics workshop geared for beginners like me. However, we may start out with outboard gas engines rather than diesel.
What did you find the most useful in your classes?
|01-15-2003 04:04 AM|
I have taken a one day diesel with amazing results. On my 44 Yanmar my accomplishments have been from bleeding the engine to changing engine oil, fuel filters, air filters.
Take it a step at a time and write a lot of notes and refer to your bookwork.
If I can do it.....you can do it!
|01-14-2003 04:31 PM|
Took the two day diesel engine course from NWSA a couple of years ago and probably will do it again. Well worth it and met a lot of really great women sailors. Very hands on,clear instructions. DO IT! Hope to be headed to Florida soon to liveaboard. Had enough of winter.
|01-10-2003 03:21 PM|
I check the "hersailnet" to see what the girls are up to. Seems quiet most of the time. Anyway read a bit about changing the oil in an other area, I think Gear and Maintainance. I do know changing oil besides clean fuel is about all that has to be done to a diesel. A class would be really good, but a book might suffice- not sure what you want to learn.
Looking at the "hersailnet" I suppose I am reaching a bit to find out what women, moms, are thinking about and trying to learn or willing to share, consiquently wish there was more activity in this group! A woman''s opinion, perspective is big time important.
My sailboat is "Brigadoon" , but maybe is should be "out on a limb"
what ever, just sail!
|12-10-2002 11:38 AM|
I took a 2 hour diesel class as part of a "take the helm" weekend put on by NWSA and it was great!! Learned so much about diesels that I didn''t know. I would actually feel comfortable doing oil and fuel filter changes and other maintenance after the class. I''d say if you have an opportunity to take this or a more indepth class, go for it!!
|12-09-2002 12:11 PM|
I was thinking of taking a Diesel Engine Workshop sponsored by the National Women''s Sailing Association, (http://www.womensailing.org) and was wondering if any other women have taken this course and have any feedback they could give me.
(Merritt Island, Florida)