Parts & Power Ltd conducted Northern Lights Service Training on Tortola on 17, 18 & 19 July. The Training was well attended, with 19 persons attending. Dealers from Marine Maintenance Services (Tortola), Electec (St. Maarten), Marintek (St. Lucia), Marine Power Service (Antigua), Grenada Marine (Grenada), Parts & Power and Cay Electronics (Tortola) were in attendance. This year, select Fleet Operators were invited to attend. Technicians from Tui Marine (the Moorings), BVI Yacht Charters, TMM, Horizons Yacht Charters and Conch Charters attended the 3 day training.
The Training was conducted by Parts & Power Director of Technical Services, Dan Durbin, and Service Administrator, Kelly Soares. The event was coordinated by Gladys Jones and ably administered by Somora Hazel, with the assistance of Kester Agard.
Training included Product Identification; Diesel Engine theory, maintenance and troubleshooting; DC electrical troubleshooting and understanding wiring schematics; AC electrical theory, troubleshooting and repair; Warranty Training for dealers; and 10 hours of hands-on generator work. A running take out generator was disassembled, the rear seal replaced, injectors tested, compression test performed, had the DC and AC system analyzed, and was started. The proper way to design and troubleshoot exhaust systems was discussed and demonstrated.
Participants were unanimous in the high grades they gave the training. Several said it was one of the better training programs they had ever attended. Even the more experience technicians said that they benefitted immensely by attending. The only complaint voiced was that the Training was too short.
Parts & Power want to thank all of those who organized, performed and attended the training. They especially want to acknowledge the outstanding support they received from Scott Putnicki and Nathan Price of Northern Lights in assisting with the implementation of the training.