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Re: ABYC now Law in Canada (pretty much)
If you read the link it says that vessels constructed to ABYC standards will be accepted as an alternative construction standard to the Construction Standards for Small Vessels. Previously only the Construction Standards for Small Vessels were officially recognised, but now both sets of standards are accepted.
It has already happened to me. When I was selling my 40 year old boat the surveyor noted that the shore power system did not meet ABYC standards and should be brought up to current standards. As soon as the buyer or insurance company sees that it becomes a mandatory upgrade.
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