ABYC issues standards update

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The American Boat and Yacht Council said it published its 57th rendition of “Standards and Technical Information Report for Small Craft,” which covers major boat systems and provides boatbuilding and repair guidelines.

The ABYC said its standards are continuously researched, developed and revised by more than 400 volunteer technical experts and marine professionals on 16 project technical committees.

Each year, the standards are updated to reflect changes in industry best practices and advancements in technology.

“This year’s supplement is full of improvements to address the ever advancing trends in the industry,” ABYC technical director Brian Goodwin said in a statement. “P-21 was expanded to address triple and quadruple outboard installations, and we now have a standard to address electric propulsion systems in E-30. It is critical that boatbuilders and component manufacturers are up to date on these changes.”

The following standards and technical information reports are new publications: E-30, Electrical Propulsion Systems (replacing TE-30); TH-12, Outboard Engine Mounting Guide (replacing S-12); and TH-29, Sewage Systems (new).

Several standards and technical information reports also were revised.

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