Diesel classes revving up


February 17, 1993|By NANCY NOYES

Chesapeake Sailing School and the Pearson 30 Class Association each will offer new diesel engine seminars in the next few weeks.

The CSS class, on March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., is billed as a hands-on opportunity to understand what it is that goes into making a marine diesel work.

Topics to be covered include how and why the diesel engine works, lubricating oils, fuel systems, cooling systems, exhaust systems, transmissions, propellers, stuffing boxes, starters and alternators, routine maintenance, winterization, spare parts and alignment of engine to prop shaft.

Instruction will be provided by Harvey Smith of Annapolis Marine Diesel, Inc.

Cost is $30 per person, with a $15 deposit required in advance.

For more information, or to register, call Chesapeake Sailing School, (410) 269-1594 or (800) 966-0032.

The Pearson 30 Association, in conjunction with Liberty Yacht Club on the South River, will sponsor an all-day Atomic Four workshop on March 13.

The program will focus on steps the owner can take to achieve maximum performance from an Atomic Four diesel engine, and what periodic maintenance actions will ensure that this machine lasts forever.

Topics include the cooling system, ignition system, carburetor, reversing gear and oil pressure system, as well as trouble shooting and adjustment procedures.

The workshop will be led by Don Moyer of Moyer Marine in Harrisburg, Pa.

Time is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the club room at Liberty Yacht Club on Route 2 at the South River.

Admission is limited to the first 50 registrants; cost is $10 to cover coffee, doughnuts, sodas, a pizza lunch and printed handouts.

To register, or for more information, call John McCahan, (410) 956-6294.

Deadline here for seminar

Today is the deadline for registration for Saturday's all-day seminar, featuring Gary Jobson, Buddy Melges and Jim Brady.

Presented by the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association and The Capital, the seminar is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Riva Road in Annapolis.

Space is available for those who call Amy Chalmers at CBYRA, (410) 269-1194, today.

1992 Rolex awards winners

In ceremonies at the New York Yacht Club last Wednesday, U.S. Sailing Team and successful Olympians Kevin Mahaney and Julia Trotman were honored with designation as the 1992 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.

Mahaney, of Bangor, Maine, has mounted an America's Cup defense campaign, which recently was accepted for competition the next Cup competition, and which likely will include Jim Brady, of Annapolis, in the afterguard.

Trotman, of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., won the 1992 bronze in single-handed competition in the Europe dinghy class at Barcelona and was named the U.S. Olympic Committee's 1992 Female Athlete of the Year in Yachting.

She distinguished herself locally with a win in the J/22 East Coast Championship Regatta last autumn in Annapolis.

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