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Boat building safety standards and regulatory documents found free on the web.

ABYC Documents:  Warning. All of these are old out of date versions of ABYC standards. ABYC standards are updated regularly, so any standard more than five years old has probably been revised.  All ABYC  documents are copyrighted so any such document must no longer be protected by copyright You can obtain current versions from ABYC at
https:/www.abycinc.org

for a fee.  If a listed standard does not have a link it is because this document has been removed from the web.  If I am able to locate a copy that is no longer under copyright I will re-list the document and the link,.

ABYC:  Equipment

A-1 Marine Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Systems (1993) https://law.resource.org/pub/us/cfr/ibr/001/
abyc.A-01.1993.pdf

A-7 Liquid and Solid Fueled Boat Heating Systems Ver 7/06 
    https://law.resource.org/pub/us/cfr/ibr/001/
abyc.A-07.1973.pdf

A-22 Marine Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Systems Ver. 8/19/93 ver. https://law.resource.org/pub/us/cfr/ibr/001/
abyc.A-22.1993.pdf

TH-22 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION SYSTEMS 7/2015 http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/Publications/
abyc_th-22_ed_report.pdf

A-28 Galvanic Isolators 07/08
http://www.plaisance-pratique.com/IMG/pdf/A-28_
Galvanic_Isolators_Standard.pdf

Electrical:

E-2 Cathodic Protection (2001)
http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/E-2%20Cathodic%
20protection.pdf

E-11 Electrical Systems (2006)
https://www.paneltronics.com/atimo_s/news
/E11Excerpts.pdf

http://assets.bluesea.com/files/resources/reference
/2010_ABYCexcerpts.pdf

http://www.blackfinforums.com/sites/default/files/
10/attachments/abyc-e-11.pdf (2008)


Hull Performance:

H-2 Ventilation Of Boats Using Gasoline 07/2000
https://newboatbuilders.com/docs/H-02.pdf

H-5 Boat Load Capacity (2004)

H-8  Buoyancy In The Vent Of Swamping (Flotation) 07/99
https://newboatbuilders.com/docs/H-08.pdf

H-22 Electric Bilge Pump Systems (07/2005)
https://law.resource.org/pub/us/cfr/ibr/001
/abyc.H-22.1986.pdf

H-24 Gasoline Fuel Systems 
https://archive.org/stream/gov.law.abyc.
H-24.1993/abyc.H-24.1993#page/n7/mode/2up

H-27 Seacocks, Thru-Hull Fittings, and drain plugs (07/2008)
 https://cdn.ymaws.com/abycinc.org/resource
/resmgr/rfi/H-27_RFI_(032113).pdf

H-32 Ventilation Of Boats Using Diesel Fuel (07/2008)
https://archive.org/stream/gov.law.abyc.H-
32.1987/abyc.H-32.1987_djvu.txt

H-33 Diesel Fuel Systems (draft copy) 06/2004
https://newboatbuilders.com/docs/H-33_
Diesel_2005.pdf

H-35 Pontoon Boats Load Capacity and Powering (2003)
http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~luitien/h-35.html

H-40  Anchoring. Mooring, and Strong Points. (07/2003)
http://www.epcomarineproducts.com/pdfs/H-40.pdf

Technical Information Reports:

T-1Aluminum Applications For Boats And Yachts 
https://newboatbuilders.com/docs/T-01.pdf

T-5 Safety Signs and Labels

TE-4 Lightning Protection

TH-22 Educational Information About
Carbon Monoxide (2002)
  http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/
Publications/abyc_th-22_ed_report.pdf

CANADA

TP 1332 Canadian Construction Standards For Small Vessels
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/
tp-tp1332-menu-521.htm

NIOSH and CDC

Carbon Monoxide Emissions and Exposures on Express Cruisers
https://www.nmma.org/assets/cabinets/Cabinet55/
NIOSH-ExpressCruisersFinalJan2006.pdf

US COAST GUARD

NVICs (Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars)

NVIC 7-95 Guidance on Inspection, repair and Maintenance of Wooden Boats 
https://newboatbuilders.com/docs/Wooden_
Hull_Guide_nvic7-95.pdf

Boating Safety Circulars
http://www.uscgboating.org/content/
boating-safety-circulars.php

Compliance Guide Safe Loading and Display of Capacity:
http://www.uscgboating.org/regulations
/assets/builders-handbook/SAFELOADING.pdf

ISO (International Standards)  I have been requested by ISO to remove the following three documents from my web site as they believe I have violated their copyright.  In the spirit of cooperation with ISO I have done so. Please request these documents directly from ISO.  https://www.iso.org/ics/47.080/x/
 
(All ISO documents removed by copyright owner's request)

10133 Small craft — Electrical systems — Extra-low-voltage d.c. installations 

11591 - Small craft, engine-driven—Field of vision from helm position

 13297  Small craft — Electrical systems — Alternating current installations

Underwriters Laboratories  (seriously out of date)  (All UL documents removed by copyright owner's request) Most of the UL marine standards have been transferred to ABYC and will be designated CL. - e.g.  UL 1500 is now CL-1500

UL 1112 Marine Electric Motors And Generators 09/97

UL 1113 Electrically Operated Pumps For Non Flammable Liquids, Marine 09/97

UL 1120 Marine Engine Ignition Systems and Components 09/97

UL 1121 Marine Thru Hull Fittings and Sea-Valves 11/98

ICOMIA (International Council Of Marine Industry Assoc.) 

Guideline 3- Electrical.
https://newboatbuilders.com/docs/ICOMIA
GuidelineNo3-ElectricalStandards-Edition3.pdf

Guideline Number 7 – ISO Builder’s Plate/US Boat capacity labels
https://newboatbuilders.com/docs/
ICOMIAGlobalConformityGuidelineNo7ISO
BuildersPlateUSBoatcapacitylabels1.pdf

Revised 04/09/2019

American Boat And Yacht Council  Boat Design Net  Wooden Boat Foundation
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