FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING: MATERIALS
A thorough introduction to the fundamental
concepts of sound fiberglass boat construction practices and basic structural
“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
Quality & Processes
Recreational Boat Group
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.
services, Westlawn textbooks, and study guide.
Time to Complete: six months
$498 U.S., or 2
monthly payments of $249
or 2 monthly payments of $275
Award: Certificate of
Completion & 4.5 CEUs
Accreditation: Distance Education
and Training Council (DETC)
Systems For Boats, Metal
Corrosion in Boats and Elements
of Technical Boat Design
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