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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books Ltd. (4 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909911100
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909911109
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 0.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'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

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nicholas J. Pilbeam on 5 Dec. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Takes you from the basics but with a lot of experience built into the book it will save immense amountas of time and effort if you need to work on boat electrics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Maverick on 28 Jun. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Very handy little book. You get the basics on electricity as well as the practical problem solving.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andratx Peter on 4 Dec. 2012
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A rather dull book considering the author, Pat Manley, has produced so many engaging books and articles on this subject. Some illustrations are worse than useless such as the "NEW PROTECTED WIRING INSTALLATION" on page 89. Also bizarre blank columns that would have benefited from the inclusion of appropriate high quality photographs or diagrams A little more preparation and investment could have made this book a winner - maybe next time?
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Lambe on 10 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
As someone who has no idea about electricity I needed something that started right at the beginning. This book was perfect for me with more than sufficient diagrams and simple explainations. I was able to rewire quite a few electrics using just this book as a guide.
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By kr1 on 11 Nov. 2013
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Very clearly set out taking you right through the basics up to the more advanced. A definite for anyone tackling their boat electrics.
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wouldn't have picked this off a shelf. expected more about 12v circuits and how to actually add extra lights , switches etc
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