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
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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.
services, Westlawn textbooks, and study guide.
Time Allowed to
Tuition Fee: $3,600
U.S plus $100 per month enrollment fee.
Award: Certificate of
Systems For Boats & Fiberglass
Boatbuilding Materials & Methods
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