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An Introduction to Marine Diesel Engines

Are you the Captain? How about the First Mate? Regardless of the role you play we all know how important a smooth running engine is to our cruising adventures. But do you really understand that chunk of iron that powers your boat?

If you find diesel engines a bit of a mystery then this webinar is for you. Whether you are an owner who wants to keep your diesel happy, the first mate who wants to be more involved in engine maintenance or a new crew member who wants to be able to pitch in and help, this webinar is the place to start. You will learn the important steps of daily diesel engine maintenance and other crucial diesel basics any crew member can master and immediately put to use.

This GLCCSchool webinar is presented by Jim Zima, master mechanic and the owner of Great Lakes Diesel. Jim is a veteran presenter both here at the GLCCSchool and at the Annapolis Cruisers University. If it’s a lack of knowledge that is keeping you from giving your diesel a little TLC, Jim will get you started in the right direction.

If this webinar grabs your interest be sure to check out Jim Zima's diesel maintenance series starting in February 2024: Marine Diesel Maintenance, Marine Diesel Fuel Systems, Marine Diesel Cooling Systems and Advanced Diesel Diagnostic.

Recording of MX00105-i: An Introduction to Marine Diesel Engines
Recorded: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Instructor: Jim Zima

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Meet The Instructor

Jim Zima
Jim Zima is the owner of Great Lakes Diesel in Vermilion, Ohio. In addition to maintaining, repairing, and re-powering marine diesels Jim teaches numerous seminars in and around the Great Lakes and at the Annapolis Cruisers University. GLD is the largest certified Yanmar dealer on Lake Erie. GLD is also a certified dealer for Westerbeke, Universal, and Kubota. In his GLCC School webinars Jim Zima shows us that he is not only a master mechanic but a great teacher.