More Resources

For each unit in our 12 MST subject areas, our instructors and students have put together this list of links and books to help you dig deeper into any areas you specialize in.

If you want to share a resource we haven’t listed, let us know.

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Design

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

 

Design 6: Powering

A few sites related to hull design:

www.go-fast.com/boat_speed_predictions.htm

www.marin.nl/web/Research-Topics/Hull/Speedpower-performance-prediction.htmSoftware used for hull design:
vacantisw.com/DesignSoftware.aspx

aerohydro.com/

Design 7: Propellers

Several sites can be found that offer automatic prop sizing calculators. These should be used with caution, and only to get a rough estimate of the size/pitch required.

www.rbbi.com/folders/prop/propcalc.htm

www.erispervane.com/en-US/Sizing.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

www.props.com.au/products/prop-tools/default.htm

There are a great number of manufacturers and retailers of marine propellers. Some of them do offer guidance on correct propeller selection. Search under the name of major propeller or engine manufacturers.

www.go2marine.com/productcenters/propellers/propeller_fit_guide.shtml

www.thepropellerspecialist.com.au/services/propellers101

Design 8: Lofting

www.dixdesign.com/lofting1.htm

www.kastenmarine.com/NCcutting.htm

www.diy-wood-boat.com/Lofting.html

www.newavesys.com/fairing.htm

blog.ecu.edu/sites/dashboats/lofting/



Installations

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

Install 1: Docking, Securing, Hauling & Blocking

Knots

www.animatedknots.com
www.netknots.com/rope_knots/

Securing

maritime.about.com/od/Glossary/g/Cleats-Chocks-Bits-And-Bollards-Securing-Your-Vessel.htm

Boatyard Hauling Equipment

There are sites that deal is boatyard lifting equipment. Search under boatyard lift, boat lifting, etc.

 www.marinasandtransport.com/equipmentforsale/index.html

Install 2: Marine Powerplants & Installations

www.animatedengines.com/

www.howstuffworks.com/engine1.htm

www.kohlerengines.com/difference/howengineswork.htm

Marine drive trains:

http://www.utoronto.ca/ski/water/faq/btdrivetrain.html

Engine mounts:

www.pyiinc.com

 www.polyflex.com.au

maritime.about.com/od/Glossary/g/Cleats-Chocks-Bits-And-Bollards-Securing-Your-Vessel.htm

 www.vetusmarine.com

Install 3: Marine Engine Systems

Ventilation:

newboatbuilders.com/pages/vent.html

Fuel System:

marinesurvey.com/yacht/fueltank.htm

https://ph.parker.com/us/en/fuel-filters

Exhaust System:

newboatbuilders.com/pages/exhaust.html

Morse controls:

www.seastarsolutions.com/products/controls-and-cables/

Install 4: Shafts, Bearings & Couplings

Shaft Materials:

www.wbmetals.com/shafting.asp

Shafting and Bearings:

www.randdmarine.com/sshcouplings.asp

polyflex.com.au/

www.strutpro.com/

www.aquadriveusa.com/system/system.htm

Seals:

www.tidesmarine.com/?page_id=33

www.go2marine.com/productcenters/shaftseals/

Aligning

www.yachtsurvey.com/alignment.htm

www.proboat.com/running-gear-alignment.html

 

Install 5: Propellers

Some PropellerTypes and Materials information:

www.coastalprop.com/

www.varipropusa.com/

www.nauticexpo.com/boat-manufacturer/variable-pitch-propeller-1966.html

www.compositecarbonfiberprop.com/

www.iims.org.uk/introduction-propeller-cavitation/

www.passagemaker.com/channels/propeller-nut-myth-busting#&gid=ci02084127100b25ed&pid=incorrectly-installed

Install 6: Fresh Water Plumbing

 www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/boat-plumbing.asp

www.shop4tanks.com/

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=800&title=SeaTech+Plumbing+Installation+Guidelines

www.go2marine.com/category/17056/plumbing-fittings-valves-for-boats.html

www.webasto-marine.com/products/blueheat-heater.html

www.emarineinc.com/categories/Water-Heaters/

www.shurflo.com/marine-products/marine-pumps/fresh-water-pumps/extreme-series-pumps/default.html

www.passagemaker.com/technical/potable-water-systems

www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/Pressurized-Freshwater-Systems

stevedmarineconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/WaterSystems152-02-Part-1.pdf

stevedmarineconsulting.com/hose-clamps-part-ii-installation-and-use/

Install 7: Waste Water & Raw Water Plumbing

www.jjshort.com/Rubber-Properties.php

www.yachtsurvey.com/bilge_pumps.htm

www.johnson-pump.com/jpmarine/pumpbyapplication.html

www.xylemflowcontrol.com/marine-and-rv/

www.epa.gov/owow/NPS/MMGI/Chapter5/index.html

www.env.gov.bc.ca/wat/wq/nps/NPS_Pollution/boating/Boating_Main.htm

www.canadianyachting.ca/diy/maintenance/1388-guide-to-sewage-discharge-regs

Install 8: Inboard Engine Replacement & New Start-Up

A few of the major marine engine manufacturers' web sites. Others are easy to find on the web. These sites help with engine selection, models, specifications, etc.

www.volvopenta.com/volvopenta/global/en-gb/marine_leisure_engines/c_diesel_inboard/Pages/inboard.aspx

us.yanmar.com/products/marine-engines/

www.mercurymarine.com/engines/mercruiser/inboards/

www.cat.com/marine-engine

www.betamarine.co.uk/

Lifting gear and safety.

www.wescovan.com/

www2.worksafebc.com/publications/OHSRegulation/part14.asp

Winterizing.

www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/winterizing-your-engine.asp

Install 9: Engine Servicing Procedures

For most routine engine maintenance work it is necessary to search under the particular engine make and model, so this page would be almost endless! The following offer some tips and sources for engine manuals. For most routine servicing, all that is needed is the Owners Manual. The Engine Manual or Engine Service Manual will cost more and be far more detailed.

www.yachtsurvey.com/maintenance_1.htm

www.perfprotech.com/blog/category/boat-and-engine-technical-tips

www.boatinghowto.com/

www.marineengine.com/manuals/index.html

www.go2marine.com/productcenters/repair_manuals/Engine_Repair_Manual.shtml

stevedmarineconsulting.com/hose-clamps-part-i-design-and-selection/

stevedmarineconsulting.com/hose-clamps-part-ii-installation-and-use/

Install 10: Oils and Lubricants

Engine Oil:

www.pqiamerica.com/devilsindisguise.htm

www.valvoline.ca/car-care/automotive-system/engine/ccr20081001v2

www.upmpg.com/tech_articles/motoroil_viscosity/

www.upmpg.com/motor_oil_rate_gas.htm

www.substech.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=gear_oils

www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/702/hydraulic-fluid-types

www.hfifluidpowerproducts.com/Pages/Hydraulic-Fluid.html

www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/29277/sampling-oil-analysis

www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/29256/grease-selection-application

www.api.org/products-and-services/engine-oil/eolcs-categories-and-classifications/oil-categories

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Install 11: Engine Controls and Instruments

Engine Controls:

www.go2marine.com/productcenters/teleflex/teleflexCableMeasurements.shtml

www.zf.com/corporate/en/products/product_range/further_product_ranges/boats/controls/controls.html

www.controlmastersinc.com/glendinning_marine_engine_controls.htm

Engine monitoring:

www.maretron.com/

Install 12: Fundamentals of Hydraulics

www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/WindTunnel/Activities/Pascals_principle.html

www.engineeringtoolbox.com/pascal-laws-d_1274.html

www.capetronics.com/basics_of_hydrailics.htm

www.engineeringtoolbox.com/hydraulic-force-calculator-d_1369.html

www.knighthawksupply.com/calccylforce1.htm

www.pumpschool.com/principles/index.asp

www.gates.com/brochure.cfm?brochure=5122&location_id=5094

www.hansa-flex.com/en/solutions/hydraulic_hoses.html

www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsServices/Hydraulics/Motors/#

Install 13: Marine Steering Gear

www.rya.org.uk/cruising/handling-power/Pages/Theeffectofrudderspropsandpropwalkonboathandling.aspx

www.boatus.com/boattech/articles/pedestal-steering.asp

yachtwork.com/report-hyd-steering.htm

www.seastarsolutions.com/products/hydraulic-new/inboard-new/hynautic-new/

www.seastarsolutions.com/products/electronic-power-steering/optimus-electronic-power-steering/

Install 14: Hardware Replacement and Installations

www.yachtsurvey.com/hardware_attachments.htm

www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/bedding-deck-hardware.asp

www.wavetrain.net/boats-a-gear/341-fiberglass-boatbuilding-deck-hardware

morrison-marine.com/service-repair/hardware-installation/hardware-instalation-on-cored-decks/

www.wessex-resins.com/westsystem/use-guides.html

www.diy-wood-boat.com/bedding.html

Install 15: Thru-hulls & Underwater Equipment

www.pbase.com/mainecruising/seacock_primer

ww.boatus.com/boattech/casey/installing-seacock.asp

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=538

www.forespar.com/products/boat-marine-plumbing-flange-mounting-seacock-thru-hull.shtml

www.proboat.com/2010/04/the-standards-for-seacocks/

www.passagemaker.com/technical/seacocks

stevedmarineconsulting.com/seacock-selection-service-and-avoiding-the-pitfalls-2/

Install 16: Propane Installations and Safety

www.abycinc.org/

www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/propane-systems.asp

www.pcmarinesurveys.com/Safe%20Boat%20propane%20Installation.htm

www.propane101.com/regulators.htm

www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/WestAdvisorView?langId=-1&storeId=11151&page=Vapor-Monitors

www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/WestAdvisorView?langId=-1&storeId=11151&catalogId=10001&page=Propane-Systems

www.passagemaker.com/magazine/article-archives/item/1372-lp-gas-systems-part-1-installation-and-safety?tmpl=component&print=1

www.es-web.com/propane-detectors.html

Install 17: Marine Heating Systems

www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/thermalP/u18l1e.cfm

www.boatsafetyscheme.org/stay-safe/solid-fuel-stoves

www.boatsafetyscheme.org/stay-safe/carbon-monoxide-(co)

www.boaterexam.com/canada/education/carbonmonoxide-en.aspx

www.shipmatestove.com/

www.dickinsonmarine.com/

www.webasto.com/int/markets-products/marine/heating-solutions/

Install 18: Refrigeration and A/C

www.refrigerationbasics.com/RBIII/rb2.htm

www.fridgesolutions.com/basics.shtml

www.brighthubengineering.com/hvac/51468-types-of-refrigeration-and-air-conditioning-compressors/

www2.dupont.com/Refrigerants/en_US/products/Suva/Suva134a.html#.UY2KDZ1rZ9A

marine.dometicgroup.com/en/products/thermoelectric_coolers.php

Install 19: Marine Salvage

www.subsalve.com/

www.yachting-life.net/new%20index/frames2/towing%20and%20salvage_frame.htm

books.google.ca/books?id=yrzSh2aG4WMC&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=yacht+salvage+methods&source=bl&ots=5j3BgjMQQ8&sig=OZZEmBAm8rlIe825DUcQRmYCBPI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=q6TzUv-5JaqdyQHK64GIDA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=yacht%20salvage%20methods&f=false 

www.sail-world.com/Cruising/index.cfm?SEID=0&Nid=38223&SRCID=0&ntid=39&tickeruid=0&tickerCID=0

Install 20: Salvaging Submerged Engines

www.boatus.com/hurricanes/pickle.asp

Install 21: Marine Alarm Systems

www.stevedmarineconsulting.com/ezine/index.php?p=20

www.marinesurveyor.com/articles/smoke.html

marine.cat.com/cda/files/889548/7/ElectronicControls.pdf‎

www.fwmurphy.com/

www.km.kongsberg.com/ks/web/nokbg0240.nsf/AllWeb/DFA7C987D356873DC125726700537D73?OpenDocument

Install 22: Davits and Tender Storage

www.edsonmarine.com/marinestore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=181&products_id=821&zenid=bc34d6d6053cec10f2eabedbd65b45f4

www.technologystudent.com/gears1/pulley7.htm

www.marquipt.com/products.html

www.nautical-structures.com/

www.cooneymarine.co.uk/pages/davits.html

www.umtmarine.com/cranes-chocks/davits

Install 23: Outboard Engines

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Electricity & Electronics

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

Electric 1: Introduction to Electricity

Basic electricity and circuits:

www.allaboutcircuits.com/

www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm

www.catalina30.com/TechLib/Wiring%20Diagrams%20Boat/Marinco%20Boater%27s%20Guide%20to%20AC%20Electrical.pdf

www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/direct-current/chpt-3/physiological-effects-electricity/

Test instruments (multimeter, Amprobe®):

www.amprobe.com/amprobe/usen/home/

Electric 2: Basic Electrical Systems

Some sites related to extension cords and voltage drop:

electrical.about.com/od/diyprojectsmadeeasy/ss/replacecordplug.htm

www.noshockzone.org/rv-electrical-safety-part-vi-voltage-drop/

Electric 3: Electrical Schematics & Wiring Diagrams

Electrical Diagrams and Symbols:

www.rapidtables.com/electric/electrical_symbols.htm

www.scribd.com/doc/13569913/Electrical-Schematic-Symbols

www.epemag.net/how-to-read-circuit-diagrams.html

www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/schematics.htm

www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/HighSchool/Electricity/circuitdiagrams.htm

Standards and Regulations:

www.abycinc.org/standards/index.cfm

www.ieee.org/publications_standards/index.html

Electric 4: Electrical Devices & Wiring

www.ieee.org/publications_standards/index.html

www.solar-wind.co.uk/cable-sizing-DC-cables.html

www.engineeringtoolbox.com/amps-wire-gauge-d_730.html

www.boatus.com/boattech/articles/choosing-cabels-and-terminals.asp

www.marinco.com/en/products

www.electriduct.com/Wire-Loom.html

www.efc-intl.com/products/

Electric 5: Marine Batteries

marine-electronics.net/techarticle/battery_faq/b_faq.htm

www.progressivedyn.com/battery_basics.html

batteryuniversity.com/

www.batterystuff.com/kb/articles/battery-articles/battery-basics.html

www.vonwentzel.net/Battery/00.Glossary/

www.xantrex.com/power-products/inverter-chargers/overview.aspx

alternatorparts.com/understanding_alternators.htm

www.bluesea.com/products/category/Manual_Battery_Switches

www.bluesea.com/articles/58

www.batterystuff.com/kb/articles/charging-articles/how-do-i-pick-a-battery-charger.html

www.lithiumion-batteries.com/lithium-marine-batteries.php

Electric 6: AC Power Supply & Distribution

 

Electronics 1: Marine Electronics

All of the major manufacturers, as well as large vendors like West Marine, have excellent information available online.  Here are a few other online resources.

www.nmea.org/

www.marineelectronicsjournal.com/

www.panbo.com/

Electronics 2: Data Networks

www.nmea.org/

www.maretron.com/

www.maretron.com/products/N2KBuilder.php

www.actisense.com/

www.gemeco.com/


Composites

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

Comp 1: Introduction to Plastics

The history of plastics:

inventors.about.com/od/pstartinventions/a/plastics.htm

www.sdplastics.com/plastics.html

Types and characteristics of plastics:

www.plasticsindustry.com/types-plastics.asp

www.tis-gdv.de/tis_e/verpack/kunststo/arten/arten.htm

MEKP Catalyst

www.fibreglass.com/Techtips/Catalyst.htm

Comp 2: Resins & Gel Coats

Resins and gelcoats:

www.ashland.com

www.reichhold.com/en/composites.aspx

www.westsystem.com

www.rhinoliningsepoxy.com/

www.systemthree.com/

Fillers: Many resin manufacturers and suppliers also market filler materials.

www.pottersbeads.com/

solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Energy-Advanced/Materials/

www.eagerplastics.com/nytal400.htm

www.freemansupply.com/MilledGlassFibers.htm

Comp 3: FRP Reinforcements

Glass materials:

www.shopmaninc.com/cloth.html

www.bgf.com/products-industry/composites/marine-recreational/

www.rtmcomposites.com/partners/fiber-glass-industries-fgi

High performance fibres:

www2.dupont.com/Kevlar/en_US/index.html

www.cytec.com/businesses/aerospace-materials

www.compositesworld.com/articles/the-making-of-carbon-fiber

Comp 4: Cored Laminates

www.sandwichpanels.org/articles/article_sandwichoanelcores.html

www.3accorematerials.com/

www.tricelcorp.com/

www.generalplastics.com/

www.dupont.com/products-and-services/fabrics-fibers-nonwovens/fibers/brands/nomex-for-aerospace.html

www.gurit.com/structural-cores.aspx

www.walshsurveyor.com/yachts/sovereign-quantum-marine-moisture-meter/index.htm

Comp 5: Gel Coat Repairs

Note that there are many DYI web sites on the internet. Some give good advice, some are misleading or even incorrect. Always search for information from reliable sources.

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=257&title=Gelcoat+Repair+101

www.wholesalemarine.com/blog/2009/08/18/instructions-and-color-match-chart-for-evercoat-gel-coat-repair-kits/

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=807&title=Gelcoat+Troubleshooting+Guide

www.plasticareinc.com/Merchant2/MSDS_GEL%20COAT/Gel_Coat_Guide.pdf

Comp 6: Non-Skid Surfaces

Here are just a few links to marine non-skid information and suppliers ...

Fillers - Cabosil™ and Aerosil™ products:

www.cabot-corp.com/Silicas-And-Aluminas

www.aerosil.com/product/aerosil/en/Pages/default.aspx

www.masepoxies.com/fillers-additives

Levelling agents:

www.ccponline.com/index.php/products#

Search under “Marine Non-skid” for many links to coatings and glue on non-skid surfaces, or search under the common trade name for a particular product.

www.pachena.com/

www.yachtpaint.com/can/diy/default.aspx

www.seadeck.com

www.nuteak.com

www.flexiteek.com

www.3M.com/product/

Particulates for combining with other coatings:

www.axaltacs.com/content/dam/NA/US/Public/marine/tds/AX-TDS-1384XS-Eng.pdf

www.awlgrip.com/products/auxilliary/griptex.aspx

www.softsandrubber.com

Casting patterns for reproducing regular patter non-skid.

www.gibcoflexmold.com

Comp 7: Composite Structural Repairs 

www.engineersedge.com/material_science/stress_definition.htm

www.yachtsurvey.com/HullFailP2.htm

These links were located using keywords 'composite repair taper':

www.fibreglast.com/product/LC_007

Personal protection while working with glass dust:

www2.dupont.com/Personal_Protection/en_US/tech_info/articles_fiberglass.html

Comp 8: Fin Keel Structural Repairs

sailing.about.com/od/typesofsailboats/ss/Keelshapes.htm

Comp 9: Osmosis & Blistering

highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter2/animation__how_osmosis_works.html 

www.mike-menzies-marine.co.nz/new_page_3.htm

www.nauticalweb.com/info/maint/osmosi_e.htm

www.yachtsurvey.com/blisters.htm

www.yachtsnet.co.uk/osmosis.htm

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Comp 10: Plug & Mold Fabrication – Design Guidelines

www.performancecomposites.com/about-composites-technical-info/122-designing-with-fiberglass.html

www.sceadu.com/support_fiberglass.html

www.fibreglast.com/product/mold-construction/

Comp 11: Plug & Mold Fabrication – Materials & Procedures

www.duratec1.com/

www.westsystem.com/ss/mold-release-pva-and-hairspray/

www.fibreglast.com/product/plug-surface-preparation-and-mold-surface-maintenance/

www.sweetcomposites.com/Mold.html

sweetcomposites.com/Mold.html#plug

www.hhhh.org/joeboy/resources/hotwire_foam_cutter/hotwire_foam_cutter.html

Comp 12: Fabrication Guidelines & Small Craft Assembly

www.netcomposites.com/guide/vacuum-bagging/53

www.fibreglast.com/product/vacuum-bagging-equipment-and-techniques-for-room-temp-applications/

www.fibreglast.com/product/about-prepregs

http://atlcomposites.com.au/product/90/DuraKore-Strip-Planks

www.gurit.com/corecell-mfoam.aspx

www.duroplastic.com/divinycell.html

Comp 13: Vacuum Bag Laminating

www.fibreglast.com/product/vacuum-bagging-equipment-and-techniques-for-room-temp-applications/

www.cstsales.com/basic_vacbag.html

www.westsystem.com/ss/

(search for vacuum bagging)

catalogue.airtech.lu/product.php?product_id=355&lang=EN

www.fiberglasssupply.com/Product_Catalog/Vacuum_Bagging/vacuum_bagging.html

www.netcomposites.com/guide/vacuum-bagging/53

www.torrtech.com/Pages/Literature.htm

Comp 14: FRP Reinforcing Structures 

History and construction of FRP boats and reinforcements:

www.proboat.com/articles/134-wood-to-glass.html

www.wavetrain.net/boats-a-gear/275-fiberglass-boatbuilding-internal-hull-structures

www.yachtsurvey.com/Fiberglass_Boats.htm

www.olympus-ims.com/en/applications/thickness-gaging-fiberglass-boat-hulls/

www.reinforcedplastics.com/view/1461/50-years-of-reinforced-plastic-boats/

www.huntsvillemarine.com/Page.aspx/pageId/74130/Boat-Hull-Construction.aspx

Core Materials:

www.compositesworld.com/articles/getting-to-the-core-of-composite-laminates

www.reinforcedplastics.com/view/747/at-the-core-of-lightweight-composites/

boatdesign.net/articles/foam-core-properties/

Comp 15: FRP Rudder Repairs

sailmagazine.com/boatworks/know-your-rudder

www.cruisingworld.com/how-to/projects/inspecting-the-rudder

www.epoxyworks.com/index.php/rudder-repair/?hilite=%27rudder%27

www.gmtcomposites.com/rudders-stocks

www.morganscloud.com/2013/03/04/we-live-in-rapidly-changing-times/

Comp 16: Thermoplastics

www.substech.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=thermoforming

www.design-technology.org/injectionmoulding2.htm

www.boedeker.com/burntest.htm

Comp 17: Sheathing Wood Structures

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=405

www.woodenboat.com/sheathing-tired-old-hull

www.clcboats.com/shoptips/epoxy_and_fiberglass/fiberglass_weave_epoxy.html

www.westsystem.com/ss/use-guides/

www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/t-SheathingBoatsWithFibreglass.aspx

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=4214&familyName=Dynel+Fabric+%2F+Cloth

Comp 18: Repairing High Performance Composites

www.westsystem.com/ss/building-components-with-kevlar-braid/

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=256

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=256

www.westsystem.com/ss/understanding-flexible-properties-2/

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/search_subCategory.do?categoryName=Carbon%20Fiber&category=522

www.westsystem.com/ss/assets/HowTo-Publications/Vacuum-Bagging-Techniques.pdf

www.westsystem.com/ss/use-guides/

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=367

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Wood

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

Wood 1: Wood—Structure & Uses in Boat Work

www.geoffswoodwork.co.uk/conversion.htm

www.glen-l.com/wood-plywood/wp-index.html

Wood 2: Decay and Deterioration in Wood Boats

Most internet sites related to rot promote epoxy fillers. Some worthwhile information about causes and prevention can be found on some sites:

www.rotdoctor.com/

boatlife.com/

Wood 3: Wood Boat Construction (purchase)

There are countless web sites related to wood boat building, either traditional or more modern techniques. Here are just a few:

smaalders.net/yacht_design/gobboatconst.html

www.personal.kent.edu/~mgarmon/primer.html

www.westsystem.com.au/west_system/fibreglass_boat_repair__maintenance/wooden_boat_building

www.boat-building.org/

www.maritime.org/conf/conf-goodwin.htm

www.lr.org/sectors/marine/

www.herreshoffregistry.org/

Wood 4: Wood Repairs—Planking to Graving

www.westsystem.com/ss/wooden-boat-repair-and-restoration/

www.wood-boats.com/repairs.html

www.macnaughtongroup.com/pleasure.htm


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Paint

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

Paint 1: Paints and Varnishes

www.yachtpaint.com/can/pro/default.aspx

www.pettitpaint.com/

www.defender.com/html/varnish.html

www.purdy.com/painting-resources/painting-tips-and-techniques

Paint 2: Anti-fouling Coatings

www.yachtpaint.com/can/pro/default.aspx

www.yachtpaint.com/gbr/pro/health-safety-and-environment/health-and-safety.aspx

annhyg.oxfordjournals.org/content/51/2/207.full

www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/antifouling_101_usa_eng.pdf

www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/antifouling-Compatibility-chart-can.pdf

Paint 3: Waterlines & Hull Stripes

features.boats.com/boat-content/2000/08/painting-the-cove-stripe/

solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Products/~/Industrial-Adhesives-Tapes/Masking-and-Duct-Tapes/Masking-Tape?N=5471778&rt=c3

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/search_subCategory.do?categoryName=Striping%20Tape&category=544&refine=1

www.ehow.com/how_6240439_remove-tape-residue-fiberglass.html

Paint 4: Multi-component Paints

www.marinesurvey.com/yacht/paint.htm

www.alexseal.com/

www.awlgrip.com/awlgrip-home.aspx

www.endura.ca/marine/index.html

www.yachtpaint.com/usa/diy/products/finishes/perfection.aspx

www.systemthree.com/store/pc/WR-LPU-Topcoat-c29.htm

www.awlgrip.com/support-and-advice/health-and-safety.aspx

www.awlgrip.com/products/primers/high-build-epoxy-primer.aspx

Paint 5: Repairing Multi-component Paint

www.alexseal.com/docs/general/ALXS_caremaintenance.pdf

www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=1080&title=Repairing+Topcoat%2C+Awlgrip+vs.+Awlcraft

www.awlgrip.com/support-and-advice/topcoat-maintenance.aspx

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Tools

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

Tools 1: Hand Tools

Wikipedia is a good place to identify tools and their uses:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

There are many tool sources; here are just a few:

www.leevalley.com/en/

Tools 2: Portable Power Tools

The following links have many resources, videos, etc. on tool safety.

www.reliableplant.com/Read/1160/power-tool-accidents

Tools 3: Stationary Power Tools

There are many web sites related to power tool safety. Try searching under 'stationary power tools safety. Here are just a few:

www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/machineguarding/saws.html

Tools 4: Compressed Air Systems

www.ecompressedair.com/library-pages/piping-systems.aspx

www.engineeringtoolbox.com/compressed-air-receivers-d_846.html

www.hitachi-america.us/products/business/atg/support/technical_support_library/

www.chemicalprocessing.com/articles/2005/12.html

Tools 5: Introduction to Spray Equipment

www.barcol-impressor.com/

www.ingersollrandproducts.com/am-en/products/tools/edge-series-tools/paint-sprayers

www.sata.com/index.php?id=3948&L=11

www.cjspray.com/professional-sprayers.html

www.midwayis.com/spraygun.htm

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Business Practices

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

BP 1: Professionalism & Human Relations

There are many resources in the business and management area related to leadership and team building; here are just a few.

smallbusiness.chron.com/10-characteristics-professionalism-708.html

www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-things-that-define-a-true-professional/1685

cte.uwaterloo.ca/teaching_resources/tips/teamwork_skills.html

www.tips4teamwork.com/top-7-teamwork-skills.htm

There are plenty of references for conflict resolution as well, many of them related.

www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_81.htm

www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/186/28530.html

BP 2: Communications in the Marine Workplace

Articles and sites dealing with workplace communications:

www.fmlink.com/article.cgi?type=How%20To&title=Effective%20Communication%20in%20the%20Workplace&pub=BOMI%20International&id=31179&mode=source

www.maximumadvantage.com/effective-communication-in-the-workplace.html

BP 3: Boatyard Business Economics 

www.bookkeepingforbeginners.com/

www.accountingcoach.com/accounting-basics/explanation

www.freeaccountingschool.com/

www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2856/

cnx.org/content/m23067/1.1/

www.practical-sailor.com/issues/35_6/features/Do-It-Yourself-Boatyards_5784-1.html

aiainsure.com/insurance-services/business-insurance/boat-yard-insurance/

www.navismarine.ca/repairer/

BP 4: Quality Assurance

www.iso.org/iso/home.html

www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/rsqa-menu.htm

www.lr.org/

www.eagle.org/eagleExternalPortalWEB/appmanager/absEagle/absEagleDesktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=abs_eagle_portal_approved_manufacture_page_new

newboatbuilders.com/pages/quality.html

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Mathematics

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

Math 1: Marine Trade Math Basics

Some sites with many common formulas and on-screen calculators:

www.basic-mathematics.com/basic-math-formulas.html

www.online-calculators.co.uk/functions/mathsfunctions.phphttp://www.onlineconversion.com/

www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html

Math 2: Density, Area and Volume Math

There are many on-line area and volume calculators for the shapes covered in this unit as well as many other more complex shapes, like spheres and cones. Search under terms like 'geometry calculators', etc.

www.basic-mathematics.com/common-geometry-formulas.html

www.online-calculators.co.uk/volumetric/

www.1728.org/indexgeo.htm

www.analyzemath.com/geometry_calculators.html

Formulas and calculators for density and specific gravity can be found the same way:

www.ausetute.com.au/density.html

www.ajdesigner.com/phpdensity/density_equation_volume.php

www.engineeringtoolbox.com/density-specific-weight-gravity-d_290.html

Math 3: Measurement Math

www.upscale.utoronto.ca/PVB/Harrison/Micrometer/Micrometer.html

www.tresnainstrument.com/how_to_use_and_read_digital_micrometers.html

www.tresnainstrument.com/how_to_use_digital_calipers.html

Math 4:  Layout and Fitting 

www.duck-trap.com/building.html

www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Woodworking/Woodworking-Tools/how-to-scribe-for-a-perfect-fit

www.thescribingtool.com/

diyhousetips.com/161/how-to-scribe-and-cut-irregular-shapes-for-a-perfect-fit/

buildingpathfinder.blogspot.ca/2009/02/joggle-stick.html

www.diy-wood-boat.com/Bulkhead.html

Using a Joggling Stick 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeVgByMnAqM

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Safety

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS

Safety 1: Boatyard Safety & Responding to Emergencies

Here are some links to safety equipment sites:

www.uline.ca

www.safetysuppliescanada.com

www.compliancesolutionscanada.com

www.cdnsafety.com

www.acklandsgrainger.com

Fire Fighting Equipment and Info

www.pyrochem.com/html/prodflag.html

www.nfpa.org

Safety 2: Worksafe BC and WHMIS

www.ccohs.ca

Here are just a few links to internet sources of safety information:

A wealth of safety information is available at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) web site at:

www.ccohs.ca

The Health Canada government site for WHMIS 2015:

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/occup-travail/whmis-simdut/ghs-sgh/index-eng.php

Other WHMIS 2015 links:

news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=930489

www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/ghs.html

Many more can be found by searching under terms like: WHMIS and SDS

To see actual SDS information it is often easy to go to manufacturers’ or suppliers’ web sites and follow links to their safety data, usually under tabs such as ‘product information’ or ‘technical data’.