Marine Diesel Basics is creating easy tutorials on marine diesel systems - using simple drawings
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Short videos explaining all about marine diesel systems


Hi, Dennison Berwick here. Ready to learn more about marine diesel systems and to help sailors worldwide? Then join me on an adventure to create videos explaining how marine diesel engines and systems work on sailboats, motorboats and canalboats. If you're planning to do your own maintenance (but maybe feeling a bit intimidated) or already doing basic maintenance and want to understand more, these videos will be for you.

The videos are intended as a hands-on foundation course - short, clear, and focused; useful information without technical overwhelm. The aim is to understand the essentials, not to try to become marine mechanics. The videos will be free.

Each short video will use simple drawings and clear explanations + photos and video clips to show:
•  how things work - the engine, pumps, alternator, starter, propeller etc.
•  overview of how systems work - fuel, lubrication, cooling, breathing, drive train, electrics 
•  installation best practices and common installation errors
•  maintenance best practices
•  basic troubleshooting 



My mission is to get people OUT of the engine room - to enjoy all the reasons they have a boat, whether gliding along a quiet canal or sailing around the world. Please help me provide the best information by supporting creation, production, sponsoring translation for subtitles, and with feedback and suggestions to make better videos!

Patrons get early access, lots of rewards and the knowledge of helping other sailors. The videos will be made available on YouTube and elsewhere to help people in all parts of the world.  Your support will enable me to:
•  create many new drawings to show clearly what is being explained
•  produce multiple language versions, using sub-titles
•  upgrade visual, sound and editing to make the videos more fun and useful to watch. 

The videos will be complementary to my popular book Marine Diesel Basics 1 (300+ drawings covering maintenance, lay-up and recommissioning). 

"Best marine diesel maintenance book out there..."

"...clearly knows the subject intimately and has the rare gift of being able to transfer his knowledge to the reader in an extremely easy-to-understand manner."

"It's a terrific book. It's amazing actually..."
read and watch full reviews  here




Rewards highlights

The main benefits include early access to the videos and knowing you are supporting a project helping other sailors around the world. To show my appreciation for your support extra rewards!:
$3 - Toolbox - personal email thank you
$6 - Impeller - beautiful hi-res photo taken by me
$14 - Propeller - 8" x 6" signed postcard of an MDB drawing
$48 - Patron - copy of the paperback mailed to you


Adventure's been in my blood since I was small boy exploring the Yorkshire Dales in England. I've walked 2000 miles across India, spent years in the Amazon rain forest and with the Yanomami Indians, and built a non-denominational retreat centre in Canada. I now live aboard my third sailboat, SV Oceans Five, a 36-foot Chevrier sloop built in 1983, which I've been refitting in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Tiers
Toolbox
$3 or more per month

Every contribution helps, just like every tool in a toolbox. Thanks for your support.

Impeller
$6 or more per month

Thank you. Your regular contribution funds new drawings and videos to help sailors worldwide.

Propeller
$14 or more per month

You are amazing.  Your sustained commitment is ensuring videos can be translated and sub-titled in multiple languages, reaching more sailors around the world. Thank you.

Patron
$48 or more per month

I'm humbled and encouraged by your support. If you're yourself are thinking of self-publishing or online marketing a project, please let me help you move your own project forward with free consulting every month.

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Short videos explaining all about marine diesel systems


Hi, Dennison Berwick here. Ready to learn more about marine diesel systems and to help sailors worldwide? Then join me on an adventure to create videos explaining how marine diesel engines and systems work on sailboats, motorboats and canalboats. If you're planning to do your own maintenance (but maybe feeling a bit intimidated) or already doing basic maintenance and want to understand more, these videos will be for you.

The videos are intended as a hands-on foundation course - short, clear, and focused; useful information without technical overwhelm. The aim is to understand the essentials, not to try to become marine mechanics. The videos will be free.

Each short video will use simple drawings and clear explanations + photos and video clips to show:
•  how things work - the engine, pumps, alternator, starter, propeller etc.
•  overview of how systems work - fuel, lubrication, cooling, breathing, drive train, electrics 
•  installation best practices and common installation errors
•  maintenance best practices
•  basic troubleshooting 



My mission is to get people OUT of the engine room - to enjoy all the reasons they have a boat, whether gliding along a quiet canal or sailing around the world. Please help me provide the best information by supporting creation, production, sponsoring translation for subtitles, and with feedback and suggestions to make better videos!

Patrons get early access, lots of rewards and the knowledge of helping other sailors. The videos will be made available on YouTube and elsewhere to help people in all parts of the world.  Your support will enable me to:
•  create many new drawings to show clearly what is being explained
•  produce multiple language versions, using sub-titles
•  upgrade visual, sound and editing to make the videos more fun and useful to watch. 

The videos will be complementary to my popular book Marine Diesel Basics 1 (300+ drawings covering maintenance, lay-up and recommissioning). 

"Best marine diesel maintenance book out there..."

"...clearly knows the subject intimately and has the rare gift of being able to transfer his knowledge to the reader in an extremely easy-to-understand manner."

"It's a terrific book. It's amazing actually..."
read and watch full reviews  here




Rewards highlights

The main benefits include early access to the videos and knowing you are supporting a project helping other sailors around the world. To show my appreciation for your support extra rewards!:
$3 - Toolbox - personal email thank you
$6 - Impeller - beautiful hi-res photo taken by me
$14 - Propeller - 8" x 6" signed postcard of an MDB drawing
$48 - Patron - copy of the paperback mailed to you


Adventure's been in my blood since I was small boy exploring the Yorkshire Dales in England. I've walked 2000 miles across India, spent years in the Amazon rain forest and with the Yanomami Indians, and built a non-denominational retreat centre in Canada. I now live aboard my third sailboat, SV Oceans Five, a 36-foot Chevrier sloop built in 1983, which I've been refitting in Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Tiers
Toolbox
$3 or more per month

Every contribution helps, just like every tool in a toolbox. Thanks for your support.

Impeller
$6 or more per month

Thank you. Your regular contribution funds new drawings and videos to help sailors worldwide.

Propeller
$14 or more per month

You are amazing.  Your sustained commitment is ensuring videos can be translated and sub-titled in multiple languages, reaching more sailors around the world. Thank you.

Patron
$48 or more per month

I'm humbled and encouraged by your support. If you're yourself are thinking of self-publishing or online marketing a project, please let me help you move your own project forward with free consulting every month.