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General Education

Marine Diesel Engine Operation & Care

Open to Non-Members

During five consecutive Tuesday night sessions James Khudoo Certified Marine Diesel Mechanic and Humber College Diesel Program Instructor for 24 years, will conduct a Diesel Engine Operation and Care series at National Yacht Club.

The course is designed to provide a general level of ‘do-it-yourself’ skill and knowledge, enabling diesel engine owners to perform their own routine maintenance. With a specialized exhibit engine on site there is a strong focus on practical application. Each session will cover an engine system, outlined below.

Week 1 – Fuel: Keeping it clean and flowing. Bleeding injectors. Maximizing fuel economy. Week 2 – Oil: What to buy. How to keep it clean. When and how to change and recycle it yourself. Week 3 – Batteries: Types. Monitoring. Maintaining. Prolonging their life cycle. Week 4 – Troubleshooting: pumps, impellers, belts. Week 5 - Last class: Spring commissioning your engine.

Includes Text: Troubleshooting Marine Diesels from The International Marine Sailboat Library by Peter Compton

Schedule:
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Fee:
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Registration: 2017 General Course Registration Form Please fill out the above registration form and drop off at the Club Office, fax to 416-260-8780 or email programs@thenyc.com. Call 416-260-8686 if you have any questions!


Sail Canada Basic Navigation (Bareboat & Daytime)

Open to Non-Members
This standard emphasizes skills at the level of cruising by day in unfamiliar waters, suitable for bareboat chartering or a trip beyond home waters in the Great Lakes. It covers reading charts, plotting courses and distances, using nautical publications, trip planning, using the compass and GPS, buoyage systems, and basics of tides and currents. The skill level is appropriate for those looking to challenge the ICC (International Certificate of Competency) test required for cruising in Europe. Completion of this level is also recommended prior to taking the Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising afloat course. Certification (via written test) is optional. Students may take just the 3-night navigation workshop, or add on additional time for review and testing to receive the new (2016 pilot) Basic Coastal Navigation Standard. This is the first of a new two-course modular progression set to replace the existing Sail Canada Coastal Navigation standard. Students need to bring: pencil, paper, eraser, parallel ruler* or course plotter* and dividers*. Please also bring Chart 1 if you have it. Practice charts and notes will be provided. * available at Genco, binnacle.ca, Nautical Mind Course Schedule:
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Fee:
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Registration: 2017 General Course Registration Form Please fill out the above registration form and drop off at the Club Office, fax to 416-260-8780 or email programs@thenyc.com. Call 416-260-8686 if you have any questions!

 Standard First Aid & CPR for Boaters

Open to Non-Members
Level C - Adult, Child, Infant emergencies Be prepared for medical emergencies afloat, at work or at home by taking this Red Cross Standard First Aid course! This comprehensive two-day course covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as well as automated external defibrillator (AED) training and treatment and prevention for various other possible injuries. To keep the course relevant to you, all emergency situations discussed during the course will be boater related. Course Schedule:
  • 2017 Dates TBA
Fee:
  • 2017 Rate TBA
Registration: 2017 General Course Registration Form Please fill out the above registration form and drop off at the Club Office, fax to 416-260-8780 or email programs@thenyc.com. Call 416-260-8686 if you have any questions!
Please note: All courses and materials are subject to HST.