OK, You're saying the ABYC is publishing bad advice. I think that is bad advice.
I'm not saying that at all. The ABYC doesn't say that you should not fuse the starter cable. It is a sin of omission IMHO. Any power source that has the capability of burning down your boat
should be fused, again, IMHO and the opinion of many others. We fuse 16 gauge wire which will melt at a much lower current
draw than the battery can deliver. Why would we not fuse the starter cable? Why? As has been pointed out here and in experiments that Maine
Sail has done fusing a starter cable can be done without the risk of nuisance blowing of the fuse. Refusing (pun intended) to fuse the starter cable is unnecessarily risking your boat
and perhaps many other boats in your marina.