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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boat Building News

Lewes Family Boat Building weekend registration is open
Source: Submitted 2014 Family Boat Building participants are pictured with their fully constructed wooden Bevin's skiffs. The Lewes Historical Society .

CFCC Students Build and Use Innovative Ocean Research Devices
About a month ago, boat building students started working with marine tech students to create a device that can measure ocean currents and winds.
 
  Atlantic Boat Company Earns Safety Award
“We congratulate Atlantic Boat Company for earning SHARP certification. They demonstrate to their industry that making safety a priority pays off.”.
 
  Boat builder Ocean Master relocates to Stuart Boat builder Ocean Master, which builds semi-custom center console fishing boats and yacht tenders from 27 to 33 feet, has relocated its .

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Boat Building News

Boat Building Live

22-23 April, 2015, in Southampton, UK

http://www.boatbuildinglive.com/ 

Boat Building News

End The Ethanol Rip Off 
The tax is hidden because, on paper, it appears as a clean-energy mandate. Federal law currently requires fuel retailers to blend about 13 billion gallons of corn ethanol per year into the gasoline they sell to the public, making the gas more expensive. This year, that mandate, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, will impose about $10 billion in additional fuel costs on motorists.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/opinion/end-the-ethanol-rip-off.html?_r=1

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Boat Building News

We Don't Oppose Sea Ray. We Oppose Pollutants and Debasing Flagler Beach's Quality of Life.
Our tourism sector must not be jeopardized by one industry, especially when technology is available for this world-class boat builder to employ to ...
 
Sea Ray's View: We Are Building a Safer Parking Lot, Not Expanding Production
Sea Ray's View: We Are Building a Safer Parking Lot, Not Expanding ... In 2014, the Palm Coast plant produced nearly a third fewer boats than it did ...
 
 
Derecktor Shipyard licensed as official builder of Damen designs Derecktor Shipyard was established by legendary boat builder Robert E. Derecktor in 1947 and has become known worldwide for building a wide ..
 
  Yachtswoman who was an inspiration to women sailors
It was the brain, accuracy in meteorology and working with yacht design.” ... It inspired me that you could be a girl and sail these amazing boats.”.
 
  Proposed children's publication for Yuma area needs online votes
Here is a sample page from Wally's Wonderful World of Water, a proposed publication for children dedicated to boating safety.
 
Pocock Rowing Shells: An Enduring Legacy
Chapin is a Port Townsend boatbuilder who has inherited the legacy of ... support the Wooden Boat Society and Orcas Island Rowing are welcome.
  Gator Trax Boats After making a name in the mud boat industry for more than 14 years, Gator Trax Boats have moved into the mainstream and are building boats .

Friday, March 13, 2015

Boat Building News

Harmonizing standards for recreational boats between the US and Canada. 

There has been and ongoing effort to harmonize standards for boats made in the US and Canada using ABYC standards ( ABYC ) as a basis.  NMMA made the following release in 2014. 

“NMMA has worked with officials at Transport Canada over the past few years on the alignment of boat construction standards between Canada and the U.S., making it easier for marine businesses to sell product in North America,” said Sara Anghel, executive director/vice-president government relations, NMMA Canada. “I am pleased that the federal government has acknowledged the importance of this to the recreational boating industry and has built a plan to move forward.”  http://www.nmma.ca/news.aspx?id=19313

ABYC published an article concerning this in their Winter 2015 edition of The Reference Point, outlining the efforts being made.  The US Coast Guard has long had a Mutual Recognition Agreement with Transport Canada to recognize both nation's standards.  This means that boats meeting ABYC standards also comply with Canadian standards as well as US standards.  Canadian standards are found in TP1332 http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp1332-menu-521.htm

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Boat Building News

  Electro Shock Drowning news

No shocks for safe swimming
Swimmers and boaters can be assured of increased safety at Tennessee's public marinas and docks thanks to new regulations that took effect Jan. 1.