What is involved in the Skills Test?

Question:
What is involved in the Skills Test?
Answer:

The yacht engineering skills test is carried out in our engineering workshop and is normally completed in less than five days. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your fitting skills. There will be instructors in the workshop to give you guidance; they are not supposed to give you any tuition.

Before attempting the test you should be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Be able to mark out, drill, hacksaw and file some test pieces from a drawing to a reasonable tolerance, finishing off with 90 degree edges
  • Manufacture from a blank a drive key for a shaft and coupling
  • Dismantle and overhaul the following:
    • SDNR valve
    • Centrifugal pump
    • Squirrel cage motor
    • There is no welding involved; this topic has been removed from the syllabus.

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