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Re: Will Work For Knowledge
Find a nearby / close-by maritime museum and volunteer your time there in fixing up and restoring old clunkers, overhauling mechanical and marine electrical systems, etc. This is usually a volunteer group effort, under the direction of 'real' shipwrights, 'master' carpenters, etc. etc.
Although 'fiberglass' construction would be relatively rare in such a museum, the skills and knowledge needed for 'wood', etc. would almost directly translate to fiberglass and its 'rework', etc. With wood construction and its restoration you'd also be exposed to the 'scantlings' (required strengths that have been developed and have evolved over the decades) for marine type 'design'.