L01. Identify hull characteristics of boats and recognize propulsion systems:
- The various hull forms and types of construction.
- The relationship between hull waterline length, wave making speed.
- The type and positioning of the main mechanical assemblies for various hull forms.
- The effect of weight and position on trim and performance.
- The relationship between wetted surface area.
L02. Identify the layout and operating characteristics of system and components:
- Features of propulsion systems and mode of operation.
- The main components of propulsions systems and auxiliaries and the purpose and operating characteristics.
- Tools and equipment required for fault diagnosis and rectification.
- Data required for fault diagnosis.
- The precautions required and the hazards associated in working with marine propulsions systems.
L03. Diagnose faulty systems and components, remove, rectify and refit:
- Basic principles of fault diagnosis.
- The methods used to diagnose faulty systems and components.
- Methods of obtaining and interpreting diagnostic information.
- How to diagnose and rectify faults in propulsion system/components.
- Factors which influence whether to repair or replace.
- Procedures for disposing of waste materials.
L04. Service engine mounts, shafting and alignment:
- Engine alignment procedures.
- Basic maintenance procedures to propeller shafts and supports.
- Alignment of propeller shafts.