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Re: ABYC now Law in Canada (pretty much)

Originally Posted by boatpoker View Post
With a few exceptions Transport Canada has offically recognised ABYC Standards giving them the force of law.
So does this mean that the Government of Canada will be putting the ABYC Standards online?

The reality is that even without this law, surveyors have generally called out items which do not comply with the current ABYC Standards when it was seen as endangering life and safety.

When I bought my boat (as is-where is) she had one frozen seacock, a propane tank locker that vented into the engine room, no solenoid or remote cutoff for the propane tanks, a brittle with age, clear plastic water tubing as the vent hose for the diesel fuel tank, and a 110 volt system that included a Square D steel fuse box with screw in glass fuses in the lazarette and no cut off in the cabin and romex wiring. The surveyor rightly called this out on the survey and the insurance company put my boat on 'Port Restriction' until these were corrected and a surveyor signed off on them. I would fully expect a survey to have caught and record all of that on the survey. I also was glad to correct all of that since every bit of those upgrades made complete sense to me.


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