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RYA Diesel Engine Course 2018 – 2019

Sea Start News and Tips

New dates have been published for this seasons Diesel Engine Courses. Although you will not become a marine engineer overnight, the course is designed to give you not only a good understanding of how a diesel engine operates, you will also benefit from our many years of experience attending breakdowns….[Read More]

Gearbox oil level check.

  A short video of how to check your gearbox oil level. The video is a Volvo penta gearbox on a shaft drive, the check is also carried out in the same way on a saildrive gearbox and on Yanmar engines.

Good wishes for 2018

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As we celebrate the holiday season we would like to thank each of you for your continued support to Sea Start. Best wishes to all for good health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year.

Winterisation Tips

If you are planning to take you boat out of commission over the winter, then it important that you winterise the engine otherwise come the spring you may start to incur problems before you launch. Winterisation is very similar and incorporates a minor engine service. The difference is that half…[Read More]

New Season Diesel Engine Courses for 2017 – 2018

Sea Start News and Tips

If you haven’t already noticed our one day RYA Diesel Engine Course dates have been announced. ┬áSo why not take advantage of the availability and call our office on 01489557364 and book today. The RYA Diesel Engine Course is a great way to build your confidence about your own engine….[Read More]

Alternator Belt Tension.

A short video of how to check that your alternator belt tension is correct.

Ready for the Season !

Sea Start News and Tips

With our winter maintenance programme complete, all our boats are ready for the 2015 season. With Easter holidays just days away – remember – “Don’t cast off without us”    


Sea Start News and Tips

Well what a great summer we are having and it looks like its sticking around. We have had a high number of breakdowns, related to overheating, due to seaweed causing blockages in raw water intakes. Now not only is this in hull fittings it is also in Saildrives and Sterndrives….[Read More]

WOW – We Are Busy!

Sea Start News and Tips

What with the fantastic weather it’s good to see members using their boats. However for us it is hard work and relentless, with breakdowns coming in thick and fast from all over the country and France. Our ribs based in Hamble are doing enormous distances, and anything up 140 miles…[Read More]

That’s a Whopper !!!!

In idyllic Channel crossing weather, this poor member came a cropper mid-channel! A boat he was in company with stayed with him while he continued on one engine. Because of the lovely weather we were able to take a diving team to him about five miles south of the Needles,…[Read More]

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