FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING PRODUCTION
of the concepts important for cost-effective and reliable methods of building
fiberglass boats for mass production.
Course No: BC 402
The methods employed in
series production differ greatly from those used in custom or one-off building.
This course examines assembly line techniques used by boat manufacturers to
design and build a series of boats quickly and efficiently.
Topics include: Mass
production concepts, modular construction, balanced work stations, construction
documentation, component storage, transportation and distribution of product,
jigging, installation of deck and cabin liners, stringers, bulkheads, common
installation problems and how to avoid them, computer-aided manufacturing.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of
descriptive terminology used in boat construction. A computer with reliable
Internet access and email is required.
Number of Lessons: A 6-lesson course
that can be completed in about twenty-five hours of study.
services, Westlawn textbooks, and study guide.
Time Allowed to
Tuition Fee: Tuition
Fee: $4,500 plus $100 per month enrollment fee.
Award: Certificate of
Westlawn’s Elements of Technical Boat Design course
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