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Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.

Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.

ABYC publishes new safety essentials iPhone App

Posted by Administrator on 11/1/2013 to Electrical Standards
 
With this iPhone App the ABYC is making the rules of boating easy to follow, for free! Not only does the app include the USCG mandatory on-board safety requirements, but also includes the ability to:
  • Store information on up to 3 boats
  • File and save float plans
  • Add boating contacts
  • Receive maintenance guideline alerts
  • Access supplies list
  • Be reminded of important dates
You have to start by filling in all the details about yourself and your boat so have these to hand when you first open the app.  It asks for your name, address, age etc so that when you file a float plan these are included.  It also asks for details of the boat including length, beam and draft, registration number etc. 
 
The American Boat & Yacht Council won the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Award for Safety Equipment for the Boating Safety App "Boat Essentials-USCG Safety Gear .” The award was announced on September 17, 2013 while at IBEX in Louisville, Kentucky.
 
This is the first time ABYC has won this award and that added to the already high energy at our booth,” said John Adey, ABYC President. "We are proud to receive this award as a result of our partnership with the USCG and their grant program.”  Funding of the app came as a result of a U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety Nonprofit Grant, and the Android version will be developed when funds allow.
 

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