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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Boat Building News


Botin Partners Naval Architecture have signed an agreement to design the NYYC entry for the 36th America's Cup in Auckland, which sees the entries ..

 
THE tyranny of distance and the small size of a marine industry in north Queensland stopped Mackay man Corey Powell's dream of becoming a boat ...
 
  The speaker is Jim Pocock, great nephew of famed boat-builder George Pocock, who built the boat that won the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in
 
  Built in the boat shop of this museum to tell the story of Deltaville's once-dominant history as the boatbuilding capital of the region, “Explorer” makes ..
 
 
... help preserve and expand access to coastal waters for commercial fishing, recreational guiding, aquaculture, boat building and other business uses ...
 
  US Coast Guard Issues New Jones Act Build Guidance
On October 4, 2017, the Coast Guard issued build determinations for the two Kanaloa-class combination container and roll-on/roll-off vessels to be ...
 
 

A boat made from recycled plastic waste will take its maiden voyage from ... Poly-Mer was made by boat builder Mark Edwards MBE, who previously ..
 
AMESBURY – Douglas Brooks, author and master wooden boat builder, will be a guest craftsman at Lowell's Boat Shop through Nov.
Tuco Marine Group said it has signed a contract with DALO (The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization) to deliver two bespoke 
 
 
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The nation's largest solar-powered boat competition takes shape this weekend (Nov. 4-5) as teams of high ...
 
 
LYME Regis Boat Building Academy invites everyone to celebrate the launch of six boats built by students of its internationally recognised, 38-week ...
 
 
PORT TOWNSEND — The first Wooden Boat Festival was expected to attract 800 ... Sam Connor operated a boatbuilding shop on the ground floor.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Boat Building News


based Cigarette isn't exhibiting, per se, Performance Boat Center—the company's dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri—is and will be ...
 
  The Vanishing Sail, a documentary about the tradition of boat building on a small island in the West Indies is coming to the Flavel shortly. The film is an ..
 
 
While the exact class rules have yet to be revealed, Hutchinson has already signed an exclusive agreement with Botin Partners Naval Architecture to ...
 
 
And in September, a BoatShop team won the annual Edensaw Wooden Boatbuilding Challenge at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Boat Building News

 
 
 
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Welcome to ABYC's Technical Newsletter!
As an ABYC Member, you have free access to our Technical Department in supporting your standards questions and global product compliance. This newsletter will be sent out once per quarter as an additional technical resource for your business. Contact Craig Scholten, Brian GoodwinDave Broadbent or Lynn Lipsey with any questions and take advantage of your valuable member benefits! 
 
 
 
 
 
ISO Standards on the ABYC Online Library
 
 
 
 
ABYC members can now access the latest ISO small craft standards on the ABYC Online Library.  Easy, online access provides you with the current harmonized ISO standards that, in addition to ABYC standards, help support compliance to the RCD (Recreational Craft Directive) and CE certification for your international products.  The Library has search and print features to assist you, plus additional compliance documents to guide you in the process.  Technical support on the application of ISO standards and compliance requirements is also included. 
ABYC is pleased to offer an introductory discounted rate for members of $349 until Friday, November 3, 2017. After that date, the regular member price will be $399. Members can purchase access to the ISO standards at our online store or please contact ABYC for more information. 
 
 
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Correction to H-31
 
 
 
The 2015 version of H-31, Seat Structures was corrected in July 2017 with the publication of the 57th supplement of Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. 

The correction goes into effect immediately. The significant change in the standard was to correct the drop height for the dynamic seat test in section 31.9.2.2. 
 
 
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Standards Review Time!
 
 
 
It is the time of year when ABYC begins the cyclical process of standards review.

We update each standard every 5 years to keep the process consistent. This starts with a call for comments period, which begins in the Fall and is open to anyone who is interested in participating in the review process.Comments from this review are addressed at our Standards Week in January. It is an ambitious year with some heavy hitters up for review. On the Electrical side, E-11 and E-2 will be open for comment, while the Fuel and Ventilation PTC will have H-2 and H-32 open for comment.

If you are interested in participating in the review of any of our standards, please click here and sign up to be on the mail list for the appropriate PTC.
 
 
Register for Standards Week
 
 
 
Friction Connectors
 
 
 
One question we continue to be asked more and more is whether certain spring loaded friction connectors are ABYC compliant. Members were seeing these used on boats coming in from Europe, and it only caused more questions and confusion. Our own Ed Sherman wrote an article last year discussing their application in the field and whether they should or could be ABYC compliant. 
 
 
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Get to Know the Technical Department
 
 
 
Craig Scholten, Technical VP
Contact Craig regarding the following:
 -  Clarification of standards (application, testing, documenting)
 -  ISO standards (application, testing, development)
 -  Global product compliance
 -  Boat builder compliance and certification
 
 
 
 
Brian Goodwin, Technical Director
Contact Brian regarding the following:
 -  Hull Division (Fuel & Ventilation Systems, Hull & Deck Structures,   
    Hull Performance, Hull Piping, Reinforced Plastics)
 -  Control Systems
 -  Product Interface standards 
 -  Aquatic Invasive Species standard
 
 
 
 
David Broadbent, Technical Specialist
Contact Dave regarding the following:
 -  Electrical
 -  Electrical Component
 -  Boat Service
 -  Engine and Powertrain
 -  Equipment (Navigation Lights and Sound Signal Appliances,
Thermal Appliance, Fire Fighting and Detection Systems)
 
 
 
 
Lynn Lipsey, Technical Coordinator
Contact Lynn regarding the following: 
- EZ-PTC questions
- Project Technical Committee (PTC) membership and mail lists 
- Standards Week
 
 
 
 
 
 
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)
Phone: 410-990-4460  |  www.abycinc.org

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Boat Building News

ABYC Marine Law Symposium
Early Bird Discount Ends This Week!
Marine Law Symposium - January 9
Join industry experts in Charleston, SC for a premier training event that will prepare you to navigate the legal aspects of recreational boating accidents. Learn from 5 actual accidents and lawsuits that have implications for manufacturers, surveyors, accident investigators, dealers, expert witnesses, and attorneys. Register by Oct. 13 for early bird discount! 
Standards Week & Annual Meeting 
Standards Week - January 8-12
Standards Week is a critical step in the revision of ABYC Standards. Throughout the week,various Project Technical Committees (PTC) meet to discuss the standards under review. Reserve a room soon at the Francis Marion Hotel to get the discounted rate! Click here to register!

ABYC's Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception - January 8
Please join us at our Annual Meeting to hear about ABYC's latest news, and enjoy music, cocktails, and appetizers with colleagues. Click here to register!
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ISO Standards Available on ABYC's Online Library
ABYC members can now purchase and access the current International Organization for Standardization (ISO) small craft standards on the ABYC Online Library, adding to the suite of resources available including ABYC Standards, federal regulations, United States Guard Compliance Guidelines, and the International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA) conformity guidelines.

Did you know?
  • It would cost $13,000 to purchase ISO Standards individually from another standards provider! Save thousands with ABYC. 
  • “Grandfathering” CE product compliance to non-current standards is not allowed by Directive 2013/53/EU and manufacturers need to ensure that procedures are in place for series production to remain in conformity with current standards. 
  • ABYC is the ANSI accredited US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) representative for the U.S. positions on activities and ballots related to ISO Technical Committee TC 188
  • ABYC members receive free technical support on the application of all standards and guidelines - call our Technical Department with any questions!

An introductory discount is available for ABYC members to purchase ISO standards for $349 until Nov. 3rd!  
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Upcoming Regional Training Seminars 
Get industry training, learn how to maximize your ABYC membership and enjoy dinner with us! Earn industry CEU credits and network with other industry professionals in this late afternoon gathering.

Upcoming Seminar Locations:
October 25 - Annapolis, Maryland (only 4 spots left!)
November 28 - Portland, Maine
November 29  - Quincy, Massachusetts
November 30  - Mt. Sinai, New York
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ABYC Class Calendar
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  • Diesel Engine Certification (Tracy's Landing, MD)
  • Marine Systems Certification (Campbell River, BC, Canada)
  • Marine Systems Certification (Midland, ON, Canada)
  • Marine Corrosion Certification (Boyne City, MI)
  • Marine Corrosion Certification (Mystic, CT)
  • Marine Electrical Certification (Toms River, NJ)
  • Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation (Sandusky, OH)
  • ABYC Standards Certification (Waukegan, IL)
  • Marine Systems Certification (Pt. Richmond, CA)
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New Wire Sizer App from ABYC! 
The ABYC Wire Sizer app easily calculates minimum conductor size for boats based on the parameters you enter. American Wire Gauge (AWG) results are based on ABYC requirements and the metric (mm2) results are based on ISO requirements.

Features:
  • The app calculates the minimum wire size using voltage drop requirements (either 10% or 3% depending on your application), conductor max ampacity, insulation temperature rating, conductor bundling and more
  • This can be used for DC wiring (12V, 24V & 32V) as well as AC wiring (120V, 240V, & 230V)
  • Produced by ABYC, this is the only app specifically designed to meet the wire sizing requirements found in E-11, AC & DC Electrical Systems on Boats
Learn more & Download
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