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Old 13-10-2011, 18:25   #1
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ABYC Standards

After being in a number of boatyards that advertise that they do things by ABYC Standards and receiving what I think is substandard work, I am wondering is there anyway that the average boater could know if the work done is by ABYC Standards.

In my example-Electrosan unit, toilet both below waterline, unit was installed without a siphon break and now floods the boat if you leave the seacock open. Fuel line installed so I could polish my own fuel, but valves not labeled, fuel lines running through bilge without any means of support to keep them from rubbing against the hull.

Yard that did the work advertises that they do all work by ABYC Standards.
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Old 13-10-2011, 18:29   #2
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Re: ABYC Standards

What yard was this - boy sounds sloppy to me

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Re: ABYC Standards

The only way to know for sure is to either become ABYC certified or pay the fee and get a copy of the certifications. Then you would have to compare the work to the standards. BUT ABYC is a "standard" for boat builders and not a requirement. There are many ways to do a proper and safe repair and not follow ABYC Standards. You should research the reputation of the yard and get some first hand feedback whether they makes these claims or not. Chuck
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