Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MARR 243 - Composite Tooling (4)

  • Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MARR 241
  • Co-requisite: MARR 240, 250, 251

This course uses the mold stations and stem form built in MARR 241 to erect a hull skeleton on a building form. Transoms are fabricated. A skin or planking of foam or wood is applied. Spiling techniques are emphasized. Fairing of the hull is practiced. Classroom instruction and tasks performed will be in accordance with applicable American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards and industry best practices.

120 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MARR 243, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate material(s) needed to construct the tool/plug
  • Understand the importance of "fairness" as it relates to plug fabrication
  • Prepare a plug for mold fabrication
  • Demonstrate hand lamination techniques
  • Understand and fabricate plug flanges for reinforcing of the plug
  • Application of plug tooling surface coatings
  • Practice fairing techniques

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