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FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING: MATERIALS & METHODS

A thorough introduction to the fundamental concepts of sound fiberglass boat construction practices and basic structural calculations.

 

“Thank you, I really enjoyed the course [BC 401 Fiberglass Boat Design & Construction]. From a boat building perspective, and being in the industry for 30+ years, I thought that the curriculum was well written and covered some very important topics. Thanks again for everything.”

 

Charlie Reeves - 2011

Director, Lamination Quality & Processes

Brunswick Recreational Boat Group

Knoxville, TN

www.brunswick.com

 

Course No.: BC 401

This course focuses on current information on fiberglass and related boatbuilding materials, and the best techniques for using them. Topics covered include: reinforcement fibers, resin systems, core materials, mold construction, production facility requirements, boatbuilding methods, elements of strength of materials, laminate design, assembly of components, and design examples.

 

NOTE: This course includes lessons in Westlawn’s Elements of Technical Boat Design course, and also in the full Yacht & Boat Design Program.

 

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

 

Number of Lessons: An 11-lesson course that can be completed in about forty-five hours of study.

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

Time 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 & 4.5 CEUs

Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)

 

RECOMMENDED COMPLEMENTARY COURSES

Westlawn’s Fuel Systems For Boats, Metal Corrosion in Boats and Elements of Technical Boat Design

 

 

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