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Welcome to ABYC's Online Learning platform which hosts a variety of courses; ranging from extensive multimedia demonstrations and interactive learning tools to on-demand informational webinars. Continuing Education Units are available for some of the courses and more CEU courses are under development now, many of which are free for members. Utilizing ABYC’s Online Learning platform affords the student the opportunity to learn at their own pace, save travel expenses to attend on-site courses, and complete courses without ever leaving their living rooms.


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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
INTRODUCTORY PRICE: 28.99
Member Price: 33.99
Non-Member Price: $39.99
CEUs: .8

 


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This online program is perfect for the person who is new to marine electricity. It will present the fundamentals of electrical theory as well as circuit types and designs. Test equipment including DVOM/Multimeter selection and use will be covered at length as well as interpretations of meter readings and what the implications and service procedures might be to eliminate problems. ABYC electrical standards that cover things like wiring, over-current protection, battery installation and wire termination are discussed in addition to shore power system basics and the standards that apply to them.

 

The program will also discuss the basics of marine corrosion. The types of corrosion are identified and how to measure for and mitigate corrosion related issues will be covered. Successful completers of this program will receive a certificate of completion and 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation includes 9 learning modules (see below).



Course Details

Member Price: $189.99
Non-Member Price: $264.99
CEUs: 24
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This course includes:

Understanding DC Circuits is part 1 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 15 question quiz.

  • Understanding Marine Electricity topics include: just what electricity is
  • what some of the measurable components of electricity are
  • how those components interact
  • understanding insulators and conductors
  • how to select and use a digital multimeter
  • the power equation
This ONLY part 1 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above.

Member Price: $14.99
Non-Member Price: $19.99
CEUs: 2.6

Understanding DC Circuits is part 2 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 10 question quiz.

Understanding DC Circuits topics include:

  • the six components of a circuit
  • basic wiring tools and materials
  • basic techniques for wiring and terminations
  • the difference between series and parallel circuits
  • typical circuit faults

This ONLY part 2 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above.

Member Price: $24.99
Non-Member Price: $34.99
CEUs: 2.8

Working with DC Circuits is part 3 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course.

This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 10 question quiz. Understanding DC Circuits topics includes:

  • circuit protection, including one or two special problems to look out for
  • determining the wire size for your DC circuits
  • wiring diagrams, including the components of good diagrams and how to read them yourself
  • identify accepted color codes and labeling techniques
  • Also includes video tours of boats that demonstrate some of these best practices in action.

This ONLY part 3 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above.

Member Price: $24.99
Non-Member Price: $34.99
CEUs: 2.6

Marine Batteries is part 4 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 10 question quiz.

Marine Batteries topics include:

  • Types of Marine Batteries
  • Battery Applications
  • Battery Safety
  • Battery Installations
  • Battery Testing

This ONLY part 4 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above.

Member Price: $24.99
Non-Member Price: $34.99
CEUs: 2.6

Installing DC Equipment is part 5 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 10 question quiz.

Now we’ll walk through installing all the gadgets that help make boating safe and fun. Installing DC Equipment includes:

  • Battery-charging alternators
  • Starter circuits
  • Analog engine instruments
  • DC electrical equipment
  • DC electronics

This ONLY part 5 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above.

Member Price: $24.99
Non-Member Price: $34.99
CEUs: 2.8

Working with AC Circuits is part 6 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 10 question quiz. Working with AC Circuits topics include: • Basic safety practices for working with alternating current (AC); • Definitions related to AC; • Techniques for selecting wire for AC circuits; • Basic methods for measuring AC electricity. This ONLY part 6 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above. Member Price: $24.99 Non-Member Price: $34.99 CEUs: 2.6

Understanding AC Power Sources is part 7 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 10 question quiz.

Understanding AC Power Sources topics include:

  • AC load analysis for your boat.
  • Common sources of AC power
  • Shore power, generators (gensets), and inverters.

This ONLY part 7 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above.

Member Price: $24.99
Non-Member Price: $34.99
CEUs: 2.6

Troubleshooting AC Circuits is part 8 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 10 question quiz.

Troubleshooting AC Circuits topics include:

  • Common AC measurements
  • Circuit analyzers
  • Testing Continuity
  • Testing for Neutral-Ground connections
  • Measuring frequency

This ONLY part 8 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above.

Member Price: $24.99
Non-Member Price: $34.99
CEUs: 2.8

Preventing Marine Corrosion is part 9 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. This course contains a multimedia presentation and a 10 question quiz.

Preventing Marine Corrosion topics include:
  • four types of marine corrosion
  • the causes of galvanic corrosion
  • the causes of electrolytic corrosion
  • techniques to prevent galvanic corrosion
  • techniques to prevent electrolytic corrosion
  • This ONLY part 9 of the 9 part Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation online learning course. For the complete 9 part series, see "Complete Course" above.

    Member Price: $24.99
    Non-Member Price: $34.99
    CEUs: 2.7



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    Description

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has made some significant changes to the current 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) that will affect the marina industry. ABYC members are invited to a free webinar led by Gary Loftis, Senior Electrical Engineer with Maffett Loftis Engineering, where he will:

     

    • Explain the new definitions and how they impact the marina’s electrical systems
    • Break down and explain the language of the Tentative Interim Amendment’s Ground-Fault Protection (GFP) requirements
    • Explain where GFP is and is not required in the marina’s electrical system and the required trip levels of the GFP device
    • Explain and provide examples of GFP coordination
    • Explain the differences between Ground Fault Circuit interrupter (GFCI) and GFP


    Course Details

    Course Length: 1:20
    Member Price: $FREE
    Non-Member Price: $34.99
    CEUs: 1.4

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    ABYC Standards and Technical Information Report for Small Craft Supplement 58 Update Webinar. This webinar presents the significant changes that occurred in this year's revision of the ABYC standards. It is presented by Brian Goodwin, ABYC Technical Director.

     


    11 Standards were revised and published for the 2018 supplement. These standards were:
    • A-1, Marine Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Systems
    • A-4, Fire Fighting Equipment
    • A-23, Sound Signal Appliances
    • A-26, LPG and CNG Fueled Appliances
    • A-30, Cooking Appliances With Integral LPG Cylinders
    • A-33, Emergency Engine/Propulsion Cut-Off Devices
    • E-11, AC & DC Electrical Systems on Boats
    • E-30, Electric Propulsion Systems
    • P-17, Mechanical Steering Systems
    • P-18, Cable Over Pulley Steering Systems for Outboard Engines
    • P-22, Steering Wheels

    The following standards and technical information reports are new publications.

    • T-32, Design and Construction in Consideration of Aquatic Invasive Species
    • TE-12, Three Phase AC Electrical Systems on Boats

    The following standards and technical information reports were reaffirmed.

    • A-6, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipment
    • A-22, Marine Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Systems
    • H-32, Ventilation of Boats Using Diesel Fuel


    Course Details

    Member Price: FREE
    Non-Member Price: $19.99
    CEUs: 1.0

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    Description

    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:
    • Anode types
    • Testing continuity
    • Coatings
    • Testing zinc vs aluminum anodes
    • Testing the bonding system
    • Impressed current theory
    • Testing an Impressed current system


    Course Details

     

    Course Length: 1.2 Hours
    Quiz Included: Yes
    Member Price: $44.99
    Non-Member Price: $53.99
    CEUs: 1.0

     



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    Description

    This course discusses boat engine capacities, engine selection, shaft length and mounting heights. We discuss 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

    Quiz Included: Yes
    Course Length: 1 Hour
    Member Price: 34.99
    Non-Member Price: $41.99
    CEUs: 1.0



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    Description

    This course covers the sizing and selection of wiring for use on boats in accordance to ABYC standards.

     

    We are going to discuss many of the variables you will encounter when choosing the proper wire for a given project including:

    • Insulation
    • Voltage Drop
    • Maximum Current Carrying Capability
    • Bundling
    • Color
    • ... and more


    Course Details

    Course Length: 40 Minutes
    Quiz Inclued: Yes
    Member Price: $19.99
    Non-Member Price: $24.99
    CEUs: 1.0

     

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    Description

    Presenter Larry Laiskonis Training and Applications Specialist YANMAR Marine USA Corp.

    In this webinar you and your techs will learn that individuals who receive troubleshooting training and have an opportunity to practice are better prepared to deal with the complexities associated with the maintenance of the modern electronically controlled marine vessels. They also enjoy the satisfaction and confidence that comes from solving difficult problems routinely and efficiently.

    You will be introduced to a more logical approach to trouble-shooting and will be shown some helpful techniques to use in troubleshooting. There are no “tricks-of-the-trade” to be learned, you will learn a few orderly steps to take with any job.

    What we hope to show you is that with what tools you have and the tools we have for you, troubleshooting isn’t really that hard to learn.



    Course Details

    Member Price: FREE
    Non-Member Price: $19.99
    CEUs: 1.0


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    Description

    This course discusses the importance of testing at your manufacturing facility, how to document it properly and what can happen when things aren't done correctly. Veteran compliance engineer (now Technical Vice President at ABYC) discusses some case studies of real world compliance issues.

    Special presentation from Christina Paul and Caroline Plater discussing the legal matters behind a properly established document retention policy and the importance of testing documentation.



    Course Details

    Member Price:$39.99
    Non-Member Price: $79.99
    CEUs: 1.0

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    Description

    "Lamination as a Career" is designed to provide boat manufacturers with a tool to acquaint prospective employees with the specialized career of marine lamination. This course-ware is also highly useful as a refresher course for current laminators on topics such as on the job safety.

    Part 1 - Careers in Lamination

    • Introduction of the lamination process
    • Importance of a team process involved in lamination

    Part 2 - Catalysts and Resins

    • Explores the history of boatbuilding leading to the use of fiberglass as a building material
    • Basic Chemistry effecting laminates
    • How temperatures affect the lamination process
    • Importance of catalysts in the process of gel time and cure time

    Part 3 - Lamination Process

    • Basic best practices in the lamination process including:
      • Gel Coat
      • Skin Coat
      • Core Materials
    • Importance of proper maintenance of equipment
    • Proper inspection practices for detection of laminate defects

    Part 4 - On the Job Safety

    • Proper safety procedures or the handling of chemicals
    • Necessary safety equipment needed to be worn during certain phases of the lamination process
    • OSHA requirements of a respirator test
    • Processes for fire safety

    This program provides a basic demonstration of lamination methods in the marine industry. While the program seeks to illustrate industry best practices, responsibility for proper operations and procedures remains with the specific facility. Operators should always consult the operation manuals for the facility and equipment, as well as current regulatory requirements for the complete and up-to-date information. NMMA and ABYC expressly disclaim any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied and shall not be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, methods, information, techniques, opinions, or procedures expressed, presented or demonstrated.



    Course Details

    Member Price: 19.99
    Non-Member Price: $39.99

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    Description

    This course is intended for civilian investigators to learn the techniques skills and knowledge of the Accident Investigation profession. This class was co-developed in cooperation with the US Coast Guard to create a standard for civilian accident investigators.



    Course Details

    Member Price: FREE
    Non-Member Price: $295.99
    CEUs: 8

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    Description

    As a marine industry professional, whether you run a facility with sub-contractors coming on site or you are a mobile technician working at various facility locations, you face a number of unique risks not commonly found in other industries. ABYC's group insurance provider, Starkweather & Shepley, will review ways to reduce risk exposure and answer your insurance questions.

    ABYC and Insurance brokerage Starkweather and Shepley partner for this 50 minute webinar.



    Course Details

    Member Price: FREE
    Non-Member Price: $14.99
    CEUs: 1.0

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    Description

    This a recorded webinar brought to you by ABYC with Dave Gerr presenting on the basics of prop design and how to select the best prop for your application.

    More about Mr. Gerr:

    Dave Gerr is a naval architect specializing in the design of yachts and commercial craft to 180 feet. He has worked on vessels ranging from 440-foot cruise ships to a 60-foot BOC racer, a 60-mph jet-drive runabout, a 7-knot, 25-foot cruising motor launch, 100-foot aluminum motoryachts, and an assortment of 40- and 50-foot auxiliaries and motorsailers. Dave Gerr's articles on boat design have appeared in "Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, SAIL, Yachting", and "WoodenBoat". He is a contributing editor for "Boatbuilder" and "Offshore" magazines. He is the author of "The Nature of Boats" and "The Elements of Boat Strength", both published by International Marine



    Course Details

    Member Price: FREE
    Non-Member Price: $19.99
    CEUs: 1.5

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    Description

    This webinar from ABYC's Education Vice President Ed Sherman discusses dock wiring, some common test procedures and how AC ground faults could contribute to Electric Shock Drownings (ESD).

    This webinar was originally recorded in 2014. and some National Electric Code requirements and ABYC standards have been revised since then. It is recommended that you seek out the up to date requirements before performing any work and always seek out a qualified electrician for dock work.



    Course Details

    Course Length:1:15
    Member Price: FREE
    Non-Member Price: $19.99
    CEUs: 1.3

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