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A detailed examination of the requirements for safe, reliable, and cost-effective fuel systems for boats.


Course No.: TT 501

This comprehensive distance-learning course provides instruction in safe, reliable, and practical fuel systems for both diesel- and gasoline-engine boats.


Topics include: Applicable standards; fuel-system piping and filter requirements; fuel-piping manifolds; anti-siphoning protection; access and fastening requirements; diesel-specific fuel piping considerations and day-tank piping; fuel-transfer pumps; return-oil coolers; fuel-line valves; calculating fuel consumption; calculating tank capacity and weight; specifying fuel hoses, hose clamps, and piping; tank fastening; considerations in tank location; protection against corrosion; restrictions and recommendations for location of openings in fuel tanks; tank vent requirements and installation; fuel fills; fuel take-offs; common problems related to spills at vents and fills; tank construction; choice and selection of tank materials; requirements and recommendations for baffles and baffle openings; fuel-tank labels; tank pressure tests; flexible bladder tanks.


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


Number of Lessons: A 5-lesson course that can be completed in about thirty-five hours of study.

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

Tuition Fee: $4,500 USD plus $100 per month enrollment fee.

Award: Certificate of Completion



Westlawn’s Metal Corrosion in Boats & Fiberglass Boatbuilding Materials & Methods


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