Boat Building Courses:
We run Aluminium Welding and Boat Building courses five
times per year. The courses are run at our premesis, and
are scheduled as weekly intensive courses. The courses
are held in Melbourne, Australia, and we have had people
attend from around Australia and overseas including
America, France, Brazil, Columbia, New Zealand, Canada,
Alaska, Korea, etc.. The course is popular and are often
booked out many months in advance.
The courses are designed to teach the latest techniques
in pulse mig welding of aluminium using the worlds most
advanced welding equipment. The course includes welding
and the boatbuilding techniques required to build a boat.
Some 16 years ago, we used to hold the courses at our
local Tafe college, but we now run all our courses at our
main boatbuilding facility in Melbourne. In the course,
we cover welder types, MIG, pulse MIG, and MIG welders
fitted with different types of guns, normal, snake, (long
push type guns), and push pull guns. We have many
different brands of welders that students can use, these
include Cebora, Fimer, Fronius, CEA, Unimig and Others.
We use both single phase welders, (240V), and also 3
phase welders, (415V) in the course. The course also
covers the setting up a welder for aluminium, the items
you have to change to run aluminium in a convential MIG
welder that has previously been setup for steel. We cover
items such as teflon liners, "U" groove
rollers, MIG gun types, wire types, brands and other
important information required for users who may consider
building a plate alloy boat.
At the course you will learn basic MIG welding techniques
with aluminium, using these different welders. The course
covers all aspects of the welding and weld and edge
finishing, typical on a Plate Alloy boat. After students
get the basics of the welding, we cut a boat kit, and
together with the students, we build a boat. We capture
the pictorial build sequence and the students are given a
copy of the CD, (or USB), in addition to a manual of the
build of the vessel and other information regarding
welding and boatbuilding.
If you would like information on the course, or would
like to discuss an on-site course, call John on (03) 9555
The course dates are posted below. Note: There is
a maximum of 8-10 students in each class.
These courses are very popular, and if you are
interested, please email us and book in to one of the courses listed.
Course content, (typical):
- Induction to Safe
Workplace / OH&S & Mig Welder types
- Welding, fillet, butt
and corner to corner welds using different
welders & techniques
- Trim boat parts &
start boat assembly
- Boat kit assembly
tips and tricks
- Sanding and finishing
- Finish Boat Kit