Groups announce upcoming webinars


Boating Writers International's next webinar, designed to bring writers and vendors together to improve press coverage of new marine products and boats, is set for 2 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday.

The idea for the presentation emerged from a meeting of BWI directors where they discussed concerns about the high volume of news conferences and product introductions at boat shows, which often makes it difficult for writers to participate. Better planning leads to effective presentations, they said.

BWI director, commentator and columnist Alan Jones will lead the webinar based on his long-term experience reviewing and writing about boats, new products, and the boating and fishing lifestyles. Jones is executive editor of Boating World magazine, a contributing editor for Sea Magazine, and a photographer and videographer. He has served as a judge for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s Innovation Awards and been recognized seven times in the annual writing contest.

Click here to sign up for the webinar.

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The American Boat and Yacht Council announced its updated webinar schedule.

“Introduction to Marine Accident Investigation” is set for 1 p.m. (EDT) July 7. The webinar introduces ABYC's new Marine Accident Investigation Certification Class, which is scheduled to debut in the fall. The class is designed for marine accident investigators; marine surveyors who do damage claim work for insurance companies and also work for lawyers; and marine technicians who work on damaged vessels.

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“Using a TDR to Trace On Board Electrical Faults,” is scheduled for 1 p.m. (EDT) July 20. Historically time-domain reflectometers have been used almost exclusively by telecom and military technicians to trace wire and cable run faults. This is in large part because of the restrictive cost of TDR instruments. In recent years that has changed with the introduction of cost-effective alpha-numeric TDR devices. After the session, attendees will understand how to save countless hours tracing wire runs on boats.

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“What Has Just Changed in the ABYC Standards” is set for 1 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 24. ABYC technical director John Adey will bring attendees up to date on important changes this year in the ABYC Standards manual.

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