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Get ready to learn the tricks of the trade in marine fibreglass repair. This course will ensure you know the basics to both assess the work requirements and do minor repairs. You will learn hand layup of minor non-structural repairs from a trained and certified professional. It will also provide insights into structural repair, to guide your decision making and oversight.

When: Sunday, March 29, 2020
1000h - 1630h
Where: Nordmanner Marine Services
6911 Graybar Rd, Back Gate, Unit 9 on the left
Richmond, British Columbia  V6W 1H3
Contact: vaneducation

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Introduction to Minor Composite Repairs

Presented by Nordmanner Marine Services

Course Information:  Erik will start with an assessment of the repairs, required to determine if the problem is minor or structural.  He will then lead you through preparation including theory, practical techniques and materials required.  You will be given direction for hand layup with a focus on health and safety, handling and disposing, with necessary requirements to ensure a successful repair. 

Prerequisites and Materials: Approved mask and suit is required.  All students will be provided with the correct safety gear and perishables.  The cost of gear is included in the fee.   Sorry, no exceptions, this is a safety requirement. 

Please wear work clothes appropriate to the weather and circumstances, they may get soiled or damaged during the course and you will be working outside in a tent which may get cold. 

About the Instructor:  Erik Steinkey, founder and owner of Nordmanner Marine Services, has over 10 yrs of experience with all facets of fibreglass construction and repair in the Marine Industry.  He has operated his own business for seven years.  Erik was introduced to sailing in his early twenties while stationed in Germany with the Canadian military. He has since become an avid sailor and has sailed competitively with many one design sailing teams. He has taken Naval Architecture courses with the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, apprenticed with several shipwrights, and has current certificates from Advanced Composite Training, a division of Renaissance Aeronautics Associates Inc. Erik continuously upgrades his knowledge and is committed to building an Industry, as such he continuously networks with other professionals in the field. Boat's are Erik's passion.

Date:  March 29

Time: 1000h to 1630h

Where: Nordmanner Marine Services, 6911 Graybar Rd, Richmond, BC V6W 1H3 (Back Gate, Unit 9 on the left.)

Cost:   Fees include costs of safety gear (3m half mask, filters, and perishables )

BCA Members: $200
Non-members: $270

Maximum Class Size:12 participants

Lunch: Bring your own lunch. There will not be enough time during the break to get lunch in town.

CancellationA $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.  Supplies costs may not be reimbursable.


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