'This is a book by a man who has done it himself, learned the hard way and saved himself a small fortune by denying the wizards of shipyards access to his circuits. In the modern age, even Luddite sailors like me must make ourselves grasp the nettle of basic technology and learn how to use a multimeter, wire a circuit, troubleshoot faults and connect up a laptop. All of this you will be able to do upon digesting this book. Pat Manley also goes into the ageing of batteries, mass base connections and soldering joints. There's a section on the right tools, explanations of the theory behind his clear instructions - in case you actually want it - and even cathodic protection. The author is also the writer of the best-selling Simple Boat Maintenance and this is a good companion.' DICK DURHAM, YACHTING MONTHLY AUGUST 2014
From the Back Cover
The subject of boat electrics can be daunting. Essential Boat Electrics will remove the mystique, bring understanding, and show you how to carry out the many electrical jobs on board properly and safely for yourself. This is a worthy companion to Simple Boat Maintenance.
You will learn how to:
*use a multimeter,
*wire a circuit,
*protect a circuit,
*troubleshoot electrical faults,
*connect a PC to your instrument system,
and much more.
Essential Boat Electrics looks at tasks such as choosing solar panels or new batteries as well as practical electrical work on your boat and covers 36 topics that a yachtsman will need to tackle to keep the professionals at bay.
Pat Manley has tackled all these jobs himself and tested every electrical device available for Practical Boat Owner magazine. A keen sailor, he must have one of the most self-equipped' boats afloat. He is author of Fernhurst Books' Electrics Companion, Diesel Companion, Radar Companion, and the best selling Small Boat Maintenance.
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