The American Boat & Yacht Council will offer a variety of courses at Mystic Seaport. Classes are held at Mystic Seaport, but you must register directly with ABYC. For further information and registration, visit www.abycinc.org or call 410.990.4460. You must register for these courses directly with ABYC. For the entire ABYC calendar of events please go to http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/index.cfm.
2013 dates and classes are listed on the ABYC website
Diesel Engine & Support Systems Certification
This four day program is designed for the experienced marine diesel engine technician and is intended to supplement factory sponsored engine specific courses and certifications with an industry recognized generic certification of knowledge for troubleshooting and engine and drive installations. This course will cover diesel engines cooling systems, electrical systems, fuel systems, ventilation systems, exhaust systems, control systems, fuel injection, and drive systems. Additionally, extensive coverage of applicable ABYC Standards that apply to diesel engine installations will be provided. At the time of registration, each student is sent a course study guide that should be previewed. The class concludes with a 200 question ABYC certification exam.
Basic Marine Electrical
This four day course is designed for the experienced technician with at least 3 - 5 years experience working with marine electricity. The student needs to be very familiar with ABYC electrical standards. Course topics include electrical theory, lead-acid batteries, using a multi-meter, battery testing, generator sets, inverters, grounding and bonding systems, troubleshooting and more. At the time of registration, each student will be shipped a Study Guide which should be studied prior to class along with the ABYC Electrical standards. The class concludes with a 200 question certification exam.
Marine Systems Certification
This four day systems course will draw key information from 21 different ABYC Standards as they apply to boat component selection and installation. Best industry practices will be a part of the body of knowledge that a certified technician will be expected to be proficient in regards to Potable Water Systems, Waste Water Systems, Tankage, Plumbing, Electrical Installation, System Monitoring, Compressed Gas Systems for cooking and heating, Hydraulic Systems, AC and Refrigeration Systems, and Pump Systems. Each student is shipped a study guide upon registration.
ABYC Standards Certification
This three day course will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. Class discussion will address specific compliance issues relevant to engineers, installers, compliance inspectors and marine surveyors. Common non-compliance areas will be discussed and how to address these issues in both the factory and field environments. Where it is relevant, US code of Federal Regulation (CFR) will be reviewed as they relate to ABYC standards. The course is followed by a 100 question exam for standards certification.