I am not a spokesperson for the US Coast Guard or ABYC. For an
official interpretation of regulations or standards you must
contact the US Coast Guard or other organization referenced..
The products listed here are my own creations. They are available
to download direct to your computer. If you have any questions
concerning any of these, or you have purchased them and need support,
please email me direct at
Purchasing is simple. You click on the
ADD TO CART button and pay for the
selection with Paypal. It will then direct you to a web
page where you can download the selected item. After downloading you will
be redirected back to this website.
This is copyrighted material. All
rights are reserved to the author. It may not be republished,
reprinted, posted on the internet, or sold. It is for your own
use. You may make copies for your own use but not to be distributed to
others. Any other use must be authorized by the author.
New and updated
for 2016. This is revision 4. Now in
e-book format. Still a PDF but in a format that fits on
e-readers, tablets and your phone. The entire section of this
web site on electrical systems, including Basic Electricity,
US Federal standards, Wire Size and Over Current Protection
calculations and Planning the Electrical System. Includes 14 Steps To Wiring Your Boat and
That Mysterious Electrical Connection. It is
in Adobe PDF format and is 138 pages if you print it on
standard size paper. It is approximately 3.5 MB in size.
See Sample Here
Price: $12.50 USD
Purchase with Paypal
Capacity and Flotation
Capacity and Flotation Course in e-book format. This
was developed for Professional Boatbuilder Magazines e-courses
but they no longer offer them. I have updated the
information and put it in a fromat that can be read on your
computer, tablet, phone or kindle. This course covers capacity
and flotation for all types of boats, inboards, outboards,
rowboats, pontoons, inflatable boats and canoes/kayaks. It
includes quizes for each lesson. Answer key provided.
176 Pages. About 3.4 MB in size.
See Sample Pages Here
Price: $15.00 USD
Purchase with Paypal
Level Flotation Spreadsheet.
For monohull outboard
powered boats greater than 2 HP (1.49kw), less than 20 feet (6
meters) in length. This spread sheet was developed to make it
easier for a boat builder to determine the amount of flotation
required for their boat. It is in Microsoft Office Excel
97-2003 © format (xls) but can be converted to other formats.
It is easy to use. You simply plug in the Maximum Capacities,
Horsepower, and weights of boat and materials. The data
entered can be in English Standard units or Metric units. This
makes it useful for Canadian or European manufacturers. The
spreadsheet calculates the amount of 2 lb (or metric) density
foam needed. By changing the value of buoyancy you can
calculate flotation for air chambers, other densities of foam,
or any other material used as flotation. The tables for
outboard motor weights are built in and the spreadsheet
automatically looks up the correct values for each horsepower
range for boats with one or twin engines. You can print the
final result so you have a record for each boat model. You do
not need to know anything about how spreadsheets work. All the
cells containing formulas or tables are locked so that cannot
be accidentally changed. The only cells available to the user
are for entering data on the boat.
See Sample here.
Level Flotation Spreadsheet
Same as the one above but designed for monohull boats that are
manually propelled or have 2 HP (1.49kw) or less, such as
dinghies, rowboats, small john boats.
See sample here.
Same as the two above but
for monohull inboard or stern drive powered boats under 20
feet (6 meters) in length. It calculates the amount of
flotation required for these types of boats.
See Sample here.