SailNet Community - View Single Post - Angry at my surveyor....
View Single Post
Old 04-22-2013
MedSailor's Avatar
MedSailor MedSailor is offline
Closet Powerboater
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
Posts: 3,288
Thanks: 196
Thanked 96 Times in 86 Posts
Rep Power: 8
MedSailor is on a distinguished road
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

Originally Posted by radcat View Post
...However, I am curious about the application of ABYC standards in general. If you have a boat that was not required to be built to those standards, is there a rule that says it must be upgraded to meet them? Sort of like driving an old car that was built before air bags were required.

I'd have to say that boats SHOULD be up to the new standard where ABCY is concerned. ABCY, IMHO is a very good set of standards that are largely safety oriented.

When my 1925-built house was inspected they found some knob and tube wiring. Standard at the time? Yup. Fire hazard? You bet! Less houses burn down these days and that's largely due to the application of good standards and building codes.

I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook