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Old 11-05-2019, 05:07 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by twistedtree View Post
As I read this, There isn't a new requirement for build specs for Canadian boats, but rather ABYC is now accepted as an alternate to the already existing specs.


I don't know any of the details of the existing Canadian specs, but perhaps someone here does and could comment of the degree to which ABYC has stricter requirements, or if it's actually a relaxation of requirements?
ABYC are much more thorough than existing Canadian law which you can read here ..... https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafet...2-menu-521.htm

USCG is also working on this with the plan being to do away with Canada's TP133E and USCG to do away with the CFR's (for pleasure craft only), all to be replaced with ABYC.
They already have an MOU. Timing ...... who knows, it's government. This has long been in the works.
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