Published by the American Boat & Yacht Council, supplement 54, the annual update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft is now available. A webinar outlining the changes is also offered for free to ABYC members and is available on demand through the ABYC website, www.abycinc.org.
Revised standards include H-41 Reboarding Means, Ladders, Handholds, Rails and Lifelines; A-7 Liquid and Solid Fueled Boat Heating Systems; A-28 Galvanic Isolators; H-3 Exterior Windows, Windshields, Hatches, Doors, Port Lights and Glazing Materials; H-23 Water Systems for Use on Boats; H-27 Seacocks, Thru-Hull Fittings and Drain Plugs; H-40 Anchoring, Mooring and Strong Points; P-1 Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and Auxiliary Engines; and T-24 Owner/Operator’s Manual.
The annual standards update is available to members for $79.95. Non-members can purchase the paper or CD versions for $475, or individual standards for $50.
Since 1954, the non-profit American Boat & Yacht Council (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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