The student will be introduced to modern composite technologies. Subject areas willinclude the fundamentals of polymer resins, cores and laminates; mold making and various construction techniques to include vacuum bagging. Projects will include the construction of laminates and the testing of their properties.
This course covers basic hydraulic theory and application. The student will learn the basics of engineering and servicing marine type systems to include tanks, lines, pumps, motors, controls, and rams. Emphasis will be placed on marine hydraulic machinery and steering systems.
This course will cover marine clutches, reduction gears and stern drives. Students will get an overview of proper service and basic maintenance of the above plus power trains associated with jet drives. Labs will concentrate on trouble shooting and field repairs of the components involved in marine drive trains with special emphasis on marine transmissions.
This course is designed to provide the participant an overview of proper marine wiring including wire selection, looming, termination, fusing and boat grounding circuits from voltage source to electrical loads. Both AC and DC circuits will be covered and taught to ABYC standards.
This course will look at 2 and 4 cycle outboards, personal watercraft (jet skis), and their related systems. Students will perform basic maintenance, and their related systems. Students will perform basic maintenance and winterization, spring start-up, and troubleshooting. This course will be an overview of common maintenance and field repair procedures, not specific to one brand of manufacturer.