Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MARR 231 - Yacht Joinery

  • Prerequisite: MARR 130
  • Co-requisite: MARR 221, 225

MARR majors only. Advanced joinery projects are covered in this course. Projects include lamination techniques, biscuit joinery, and rabbeted moldings. In addition, lightweight composite furniture will be discussed and demonstrated. Hands-on instruction in the use of the radial arm and table saws, mortising machine, shaper, and router is also provided. 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 231, the student will be able to:

  • Introduce the student to the quality standards expected in the marine industry.
  • Have the student gain a proficiency in the use of all the wood shop tools.
  • Have the student show proficiency in the construction of joints commonly found in boat interior construction.
  • Practice router fundamentals including construction of templates.
  • Practice installing plastic laminates onto plywood.
  • Practice making shop sketches.
  • Construct a Joiner's Mallet
  • Construct a rolling tool cabinet which, will incorporate the use of blueprint reading, a range of joinery skills and which will meet yacht quality standards.

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