Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MARR 225 - Composite Repair Techniques (3)

  • Prerequisite: MARR 124
  • Co-requisite: MARR 221, 231

MARR majors only. This course covers the procedures employed in planning and executing repairs to composite vessels. Various common procedures used in the industry for composite repairs are covered in lecture, and projects dealing with these procedures are provided in the lab. Classroom instruction and tasks performed will be in accordance with applicable American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards and industry best practices.

90 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MARR 225, the student will be able to:

  • Present a systematic approach to surveying a boat's hull and deck damage or poor construction, stressing the use of the senses (sight, touch, smell and sound) as diagnostic tools
  • Demonstrate the use of the moisture meter as a surveying tool in order to discover excess moisture in a composite laminate
  • Execute cosmetic gel coat repairs
  • Execute solid fiberglass repair
  • Execute structural reinforcing
  • Execute minor blister repairs

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