Boat Builder and Shipwright

Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.
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$1602 per week
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    Stable

    Overview

    Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.

    Day-to-day

    • studying plans and specifications, and preparing templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections
    • marking reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways
    • checking position and functioning of slipway apparatus
    • assembling shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship
    • erecting and preparing launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures
    • installing masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment
    • building and installing structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders
    • determining 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.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Boat Builder and Shipwright

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