In response to overwhelming demand for hands-on American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) technical sessions at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), a repeat set of classes has been added. On Thursday, October 2, session 609: The Ins and Outs of Ground Fault Detection will take place from 8:30-10 am. Session 709: Corrosion Survey Demonstration is scheduled for 12:30-2 pm.
Both topics, previously with two sessions each, quickly sold out and prompted the third time slots. All will be led by ABYC instructor Kevin Ritz, on the dock 2A aboard a boat provided by MarineMax. Seminar registration is available at www.ibexshow.com.
The Ins and Outs of Ground Fault Detection takes a firsthand look at identifying AC faults on a boat and in marina settings. It covers the vital issue of scenarios leading to potential electric shock drowning, detecting ground faults on a boat or at a marina, and other important safety topics.
During the Corrosion Survey Demonstration, participants will explore corrosion theory, its basic types and the importance of cathodic protection. Ritz will also demonstrate the various tools used to detect corrosion.
“It’s fantastic to see that technicians are committed to providing superior customer service, as evidenced by the huge demand for our hands-on sessions,” said ABYC president John Adey. “We have a unique opportunity this year, with the IBEX dockside exhibition area, to provide valuable education in a realistic setting.” ABYC is now sponsoring 14 IBEX seminars on subjects ranging from engine diagnostics to electrical systems, as well as daily workshops and a networking session.
Since 1954, ABYC has developed safety standards for boat design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance. The essential global source of marine industry technical information, ABYC’s product safety standards, credentialing, education, training, and other tools help members make boating safer.
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