The New England Section of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Presents:

ABYC Marine Electrical Standards - Troubleshooting Dock Wiring and Finding AC Ground Faults, Designing to Mitigate Risks

Ed Sherman, American Boat & Yacht Council Director of Educational Programming

During this presentation Ed will demonstrate the tools used to determine the integrity of both dock and on board AC wiring and how to determine if AC ground faults exist, how to isolate the source, and common onboard sources of this potentially lethal leakage current.

The presentation will look at ABYC standards that are applicable to the mitigation of risk associated with AC ground faults and discuss the on board design elements that need to be applied. Additionally, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA )and National Electric Code (NEC) requirements for marina dock wiring inspections and ground fault protection on marina docks will be discussed. 

Ed Sherman serves as Director of Educational Programming for the American Boat & Yacht Council. In this capacity, he has helped develop the marine industry's most highly regarded certifications for marine surveyors, service technicians and boat builders. Ed's training and certification programs are used by the US Navy, US and Canadian Coast Guards as well as NOAA and Transport Canada to ensure that their small boat fleets are built and maintained to ABYC Standards.

He is a marine industry insider with 40 years of diverse experience as a technician, service manager, business owner and educator. His publications include: 12Volt Bible, Outboard Engines, Power Boater's Guide to Electricity, Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting, and Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology. He is also a blogger at .



Thursday, 15 November

Registration ends Monday, November 12th.

Early-bird pricing ends Thursday, November 8th.


Pre-registration is required for the meeting, and tickets can be purchased above. Remember, we can no longer take walk-ins. REGISTRATION AND TICKET SALES END ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 12. Early-bird pricing ends Thursday November 8th.



5:00 PM - Cash Bar Reception

6:00 PM - Dinner

7:00 PM - Presentation by Ed Sherman


The Iron Works Tavern, Upstairs

97 Jefferson Blvd

Warwick, RI 02886

From I-95 North or South
Exit 13 (TF Green Airport Exit)
Take the first exit on right to Jefferson Blvd.
At the end of ramp, at the lights, turn left onto Jefferson Blvd.
The Iron Works Tavern is on the left in 0.25 miles.



Remember: registration and ticket sales end on Monday November 12.  EARLY-BIRD PRICING ENDS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8.

Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 05:00 PM Start
Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 09:00 PM End
The Iron Works Tavern, Upstairs
697 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886, USA
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    When: 15 Nov 2012, 05:00 PM to 15 Nov 2012, 09:00 PM. Where: The Iron Works Tavern, Upstairs, Warwick, RI 02886.