Yanmar Information Session at RGYC a huge success
by Wayne Parr
Installation, Maintenance and Operation of Marine Diesel Engines at Royal Geelong Yacht Club.
On the 17th of July at Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the Wooden Boat Shop Southern Victorian Yanmar
agent and Power Equipment Australian Yanmar distributor presented an evening titled, Installation,
Maintenance and Operation of Marine Diesel Engines.
With a crowd of over 60 people from Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Lagoon Boat Club, Queenscliff Lonsdale
Yacht Club, Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club and the Western Beach Boat Club, participation alone
demonstrated a strong demand for knowledge on the subject.
The first section of the evening covered a broad range of topics that were oriented toward the yacht
owner who may be considering the installation of a new engine. The aim, to assist with engine selection
and access to the information and components required for a successful installation.
The second half of the evening was dedicated to maintaining engines and included many examples of
issues that may arise which the cruising sailor needs to know how to prevent, or contend with at sea.
The 7 member panel contingent of Steve Parsons Marine Sales Engineer and Jason Hodder National
Parts Manager Power Equipment, Tim Phillips with his team from Wooden Boat Shop, consisting of Chris
Drury Technician, Billy Townson Technician, Sam Phillips and Wayne Parr.
The variety of questions posed by the floor proved the relevance of the content and were answered
succinctly by the panel. Many follow up conversations took place after the presentation furthering the
scope of the night.
“It was great to get together with a group of kindred boaties. We were thrilled with the turnout and
the positive interaction with the audience” Tim Phillips
Power Equipment were pleased to be able to support the Wooden Boat Shop for this type of event. “It is
a great opportunity for us to get in front of our customers and share some one on one product
knowledge” Steve Parsons, Power Equipment.
A special thanks to Stuart Dickson and the Royal Geelong Club for assisting with the organisation and
hosting of the evening.
The Wooden Boat Shop has full service facilities at Sorrento and Queenscliff Marina. Available resources
include Yanmar marine engine sales, marine engineering, stainless steel fabrication, mobile shipwright
and mechanical services to the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula.
The Wooden Boatshop P/L ABN 81 053 387 661
129 Hotham Road Sorrento, VIC 3943
Tel: (03) 59 844 333 Fax: (03) 59 844 570