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What do you do as a boat builder?

Published: Jul 7, 2020

A boat builder:

  • Studies plans and specifications and prepares templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections.
  • Marks reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways.
  • Checks position and functioning of slipway apparatus.
  • Assembles shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship.
  • Erects and prepares launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures.
  • Installs masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment.
  • Builds and installs structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders.
  • Determines repair requirements and procedures.
  • May make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, kevlar, fibreglass and concrete.
What do you do as a boat builder? was last modified: July 7th, 2020 by PTA

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