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 Bonicker worked with Tidewater Yacht Service in Baltimore for over 20 years, starting as a tech for 5 years doing general repair, electrical and sailboat rigging. He climbed the ranks and became production manager for the remaining 15, still doing hands-on electrical and sailboat rigging work throughout his tenure.
He received his first ABYC certification, Electrical, under the instruction of Ed Sherman at New England Institute of Technology in 2000 and became a Master Tech with Standards and Corrosion by 2005.
Additionally, he has served with pride on the board of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland for over 12 years.
Boating started as a teenager for Mike when he learned to sail at 13 and raced for over 20 years and he's been a life-long fisherman from the age of 5 owning several boats both sail and power along the way.
Mike can be reached at:
- (410) 990-4460 x121