Fuel System Grounding
Fuel System Grounding is not only a critical safety measure, but also required by ABYC and USCG Code of Federal Regulations (for gasoline powered boats). This course takes a close look at the requirements themselves and the proper implementation of the requirements from a service perspective. All too often the grounding wires have been by-passed, removed, or daisy-chained over the years and such was the case on ABYC's project boat. Watch as ABYC Lead Instructor Mike Bonicker corrects the wiring and explains what and why this is an important procedure.
ABYC Lead Instructor
American Boat and Yacht Council, Inc.
Mike was with Tidewater Yacht Service in Baltimore from 1999-2020 starting as a tech doing general repair, electrical and sailboat rigging for 5 years. He became production manager for the remaining 15 while still doing hands-on electrical and sailboat rigging work.
He earned his first ABYC certification, which was Electrical, under the instruction of one Ed Sherman at the New England Institute of Technology in 2000 and became a Master Tech with Standards and Corrosion by 2005.
He has proudly served on the board of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland for over 12 years.
He learned to sail at 13 and raced for over 20 years and has been a life-long fisherman from the age of 5 owning several boats both sail and power over the years.
Mike can be reached at:
(410) 990-4460 x121