Tasks and Duties
- Cuts and forms parts, such as keel, ribs, sidings, and support structures and blocks, using woodworking hand tools and power tools.
- Constructs and shapes wooden frames, structures, and other parts according to blueprint specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments.
- Attaches metal parts, such as fittings, plates, and bulkheads, to ship, using brace and bits, augers, and wrenches.
- Establishes dimensional reference points on layout and hull to make template of parts and locate machinery and equipment.
- Smoothes and finishes ship surfaces, using power sander, broadax, adz, and paint, and waxes and buffs surface to specified finish.
- Cuts out defect, using power tools and hand tools, and fits and secures replacement part, using caulking gun, adhesive, or hand tools.
- Assembles and installs hull timbers and other structures in ship, using adhesive, measuring instruments, and hand tools or power tools.
- Measures and marks dimensional lines on lumber, following template and using scriber.
- Consults with customer or supervisor and reads blueprint to determine necessary repairs.
- Attaches hoist to sections of hull, and directs hoist operator to align parts over blocks, according to layout of boat.
- Marks outline of boat on building dock, shipway, or mold loft according to blueprint specifications, using measuring instruments and crayon.
- Inspects boat to determine location and extent of defect.
- Positions and secures support structures on construction area.
This project is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the Foundation.