Sunday, 9 March 2014

Demand is high for RCR boat and engine maintenance courses

Boat owners interested in signing up for River Canal Rescue’s  two day Boat and Engine Maintenance courses this year need to book early as spaces are filling fast, advises Managing Director Stephanie Horton.
She comments: “A few spaces are still available on the 17-18 May course, however, demand tends to peak just before the summer and continues through to September.  We always receive a lot of enquiries via our stand at Crick in May, so it’s wise to book now to avoid disappointment.”
The courses cover basic boat engine maintenance and boat electric systems and suit all backgrounds, particularly DIY fans and those keen to develop their knowledge and skills.
Held at Alvechurch marina near Birmingham and run by Keith Duffy (ex RCR engineer) and Howard Williams (electrical specialist), classroom and workshop topics include; diesel engines, transmissions, boat plumbing, electrics, lay-up and re-fit procedures. 
To ensure participants gain more ‘hands-on’ experience alongside the theory, four engines are provided.
The Maintenance courses cost £100 and after the May session (April is fully booked), will be held on 12-13 July, 16-17 August, 13-14 September and 25-26 October. A follow-on course, Boat Electrics, taking a more in-depth look at marine diesel engines is also available at £130. 

To find out more visit call 01785 785680 or email