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American Boat & Yacht CouncilAs part of the IBEX Education Conference, ABYC is offering the following sessions with your Full Conference Pass at IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience. These sessions are available on-demand and will be accessible during IBEX Online and through October 30, 2020. Full Conference Pass is required, click here to register.

Full Education Conference sessions and schedule available by clicking here.

IBEX Track:
Marine Onboard Systems

Complete Bow Thruster Installation

Bow thruster installations can be a daunting task for those just getting into that type of work. However, with the right planning, tools, basic skills and preparation, a bow thruster installation is an achievable project for an industry professional.

In this ABYC Online Learning course, we lead you through the thruster selection process, boring the hole, glasswork and installation of the hardware, controls and separate battery/charging system on a 38 foot boat. Knowing these necessary steps for a proper installation can give you the confidence to embark on this project at your yard.

Topics Include:

  • Choosing and sizing the appropriate thruster for the boat
  • Preparations and measurements
  • Boring the hole and glassing the tunnel
  • Mounting the motor and drive leg
  • Wiring the thruster power and control systems
  • Testing and programming

This course also includes a special close-up look at the assembly of a thruster at the Vetus/Maxwell North American headquarters.

Course Details

  • Course Length: 79 mins
  • CEUs: 1.3
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SPEAKERS:

Mike Bonicker, ABYC Lead Instructor

IBEX Track:
Marine Electrical Systems

Galvanic Isolators and How to Test Them

Galvanic Isolators are a commonly misunderstood yet critical components to a cathodic protection system. Many  technicians  don’t  understand  how  they  work  and  boaters  often  don’t  know  if  one is installed on their boats. The  course  discusses:

  • What role they play in the Cathodic Protection System
  • How they work
  • Where they are installed on a boat
  • What types are available
  • How to test to ensure that they are functioning correctly

Course Details

  • Course Length: 30 Minutes
  • CEUs: 5
  • Quiz Included: Yes

SPEAKERS:

Ed Sherman, ABYC Education VP (Retired) & Rob Berenwick, ABYC Instructor, Ocean  County Vocational Technical School Instructor

 

IBEX Track:
Survey & Repair

 

Outboard Repowering Considerations

Outboard  engines  have  evolved  exponentially  in  the  last  decade  and  as  a   result  the  represent  the vast majority  of  marine  engines  on  the  water  today. Among  their  many  benefits, boats  rigged for outboards also afford the boat owner  the  opportunity  to  repower  their  boats  when  the  time comes  for  an  upgrade or  performance  improvement. This  course  outlines  the  steps  necessary to  repower  a  boat  with   a  new outboard. Veteran  ABYC  instructor  Rob  Berenwick  discusses  boat  engine  capacities, engine selection, shaft length and mounting heights. Additional discussions include inspections of the transom, rigging, fuel systems and more. Finally, we put it all together with installation considerations, running checks and on-water testing.

Topics Include: 

  • Engine Selection
  • Capacity
  • Trim Adjustments
  • Fuel Systems
  • Rigging
  • Gauges and Configuration
  • Engine Designs
  • Mounting Brackets
  • Shaft Lengths
  • . . . and more
Course Details

  • Course Length: 60 Minutes
  • CEUs: 0
  • Quiz Included: Yes
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SPEAKERS:

Rob Berenwick, ABYC Instructor, Ocean County Vocational Technical School Instructor

IBEX Track:
Survey & Repair

 

Seacocks & Thru Hull Fittings

Seacocks and thru hull fittings are among the least glamorous components on a boat however they serve one of the most essential functions. As a result, the installation and care of these fixtures is critical to safety and well-being of a boat’s occupants, the performance of the propulsion systems and the longevity of the boat itself. Join veteran ABYC instructor Rob Berenwick as he discusses the nuances of the right and wrong ways to install and maintain these crucial devices.

Topics Include: 

  • When are they required?
  • Maintenance
  • Types
  • Inspections
  • Mounting and Backing Plates
  • Installation
  • Tail Pieces
  • . . . and more
Course Details

  • Course Length: 50 Minutes
  • CEUs: 0.9
  • Quiz Included: Yes
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SPEAKERS:

Rob Berenwick, ABYC Instructor

IBEX Track:
Design and Engineering

 

ABYC Standards Certification Test Prep

Have you ever wanted to know what the ABYC standards are? This course will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The presentations are arranged chapter by chapter in accordance with the ABYC Standards Certification study guide and will address specific compliance issues relevant to all marine industry professionals. Common non-compliance areas will be discussed as well and how to address these issues in both the factory and field environments. Where it is relevant, US code of Federal Regulation (CFR) will be reviewed as they relate to ABYC standards.

This online course includes over 9 hours of presentation and study review material to guide you through the certification process as well as chapter review questions to help you gauge your progress. You will have the option to purchase the study guide and exam at a special rate if you want to become certified in ABYC standards.

Topics Include: 

  • Fuel and Ventilation Systems
  • Hull and Deck Structures
  • Hull Performance
  • Hull Piping
  • Engine and Powertrain
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Components
  • Boat Service
  • Navigation Lights and Sound Signal Appliances
  • Thermal Appliances
  • Gas Detectors
  • Fire Fighting Equipment

ABYC Standards

  • 54 of ABYC’s most referenced Standards are addressed

Code of Federal Regulations

  • 33CFR183

Course Details

  • Course Length: 9+ Hours
  • CEUs: 32
  • Chapter Review Quizzes Included: Yes

SPEAKERS:

Matt Wienold, ABYC Education Development Manager and Ed Sherman, ABYC Education VP (Retired)

IBEX Track:
Survey & Repair

 

Outboard & Stern Drive Corrosion

The cathodic protection systems is more than just an anode here and there bolted to an outboard or sterndrive. Learn from veteran technician and ABYC technical instructor Rob Berenwick how the system works, how to perform some basic testing and things to look out for to protect your customer’s investment. You’ll learn how the anodes actually protect the materials they are intended to, how an impressed current system varies its protection based on environmental factors and more.

Topics Include: 

  • Fuel and Ventilation Systems
  • Hull and Deck Structures
  • Hull Performance
  • Hull Piping
  • Engine and Powertrain
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Components
  • Boat Service
  • Navigation Lights and Sound Signal Appliances
  • Thermal Appliances
  • Gas Detectors
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
Course Details

  • Course Length: 1.2 Hours
  • CEUs: 1.3
  • Quiz Included: Yes
Preview:

SPEAKERS:

Rob Berenwick, ABYC Instructor

IBEX Track:
Marine Electrical Systems

 

AC Dock Pedestal

Join Ed Sherman and Rob Berenwick on the dock to perform some dock pedestal testing. Using a couple of different meters, we test various types of voltage (Peak, RMS, between H-N-G, etc), voltage drop, ground integrity, short circuit current, the functionality of the available GFCIs and leakage current.

Many of these tests are required by the National Electric Code to be performed annually on docks at marinas, so this is an intensive look at some of the tests needed as well as an analysis of what findings could be and symptoms that a boater may witness onboard.

Course Details

  • Course Length: 40 Minutes
  • CEUs: 0.8
  • Quiz Included: Yes
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SPEAKERS:

Ed Sherman, ABYC Education VP (Retired) and Rob Berenwick, ABYC Instructor

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