Wire Nuts

Wire nuts are commonly seen on do-it-yourself projects. A marine technician would normally choose to use a butt connector, or an even better choice, a heat-shrink connection. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) electrical standard simply states: E-11.14.5.6  Twist on conductors, i.e., wire nuts, shall not be used. Minimizing risk on the water is the … More Wire Nuts

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is an organization that has been developing, writing and updating standards for boat building and repair for over 50 years. These standards are followed by boat builders, repair yards, surveyors, dealerships, law firms, trade associations and equipment manufactures, just to name a few. ABYC Standard A-24.7.1 – A carbon … More Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Epoxy barrier coating

Whether you have a brand new boat with no bottom paint or a 10 year old boat with several layers of paint, it’s worthwhile to give consideration to applying epoxy barrier coat and compatible anti-fouling paint. Epoxy barrier coat, such as Interlux Interprotect 2000, can help prevent osmotic blistering. At the very least, it provides … More Epoxy barrier coating