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METAL CORROSION IN BOATS

A comprehensive review of the causes of metal corrosion in boats and appropriate preventative and corrective measures.

 

“I could have saved the Gov. money if I'd only had [Westlawn course] TT 500  [Metal Corrosion in Boats] years ago!”

 

Roger Mays – 2011

Small Boat Manager/Captain

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

www.noaa.gov

 

Course No: TT 500

This comprehensive distance-learning course will provide a firm foundation in the causes of metal corrosion. It also teaches current practices in its prevention, reduction, and cure.

 

Topics include: galvanic corrosion, electrolytic corrosion, wastage, pitting, velocity effects, and cathodic protection. The cause and mitigation of corrosion of stainless steel, copper- and nickel-based alloy, aluminum, iron, and steel are studied. Special consideration is given to problem areas underwater, on deck and aloft, and in engine and fuel systems.

 

Prerequisite: Knowledge of descriptive terminology used in boat construction. A computer with reliable Internet access and email is required.

 

Number of Lessons: A 12-lesson course that can be completed in about thirty-five hours of study.

Materials & Service: Instructor services, Westlawn textbooks, and study guide.

Time Allowed to Complete: six months

Tuition Fee:

$498 U.S., or 2 monthly payments of $249

$550 international, or 2 monthly payments of $275

Award: Certificate of Completion & 3.5 CEUs

Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)

 

RECOMMENDED COMPLEMENTARY COURSES

Westlawn’s Fuel Systems For Boats & Fiberglass Boatbuilding Materials & Methods

 

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