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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)



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: $3,600 U.S plus $100 per month enrollment fee.

Award: Certificate of Completion



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