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Essential Boat Electrics Paperback – 4 Mar 2014

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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books Ltd.; UK ed. edition (4 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909911100
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909911109
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.5 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,722 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) "For anyone looking to gain a basic understanding of their boats electrics, Essential Boat Electrics ... looks just about ideal." (Motor Boat Monthly, January 2007) "It is aimed squarely at the beginner with simple text and clear photos and diagrams." (Practical Boat Owner, January 2007) "sound, clear information that can be readily understood. It'll give anyone a good grounding in boat electrics." (Sailing Today, April 2007) "This would make a welcome addition to your `how to do it library' and is a useful book to have". (Boat Mart, July 2007) "Easy to read and with lots of excellent pictures, Pat Manley clearly knows his subject and has produced an excellent little book." (Cruising Association)

About the Author

Pat Manley is a keen sailor and has tackled all these jobs himself. He is one of Practical Boat Owner magazine's team of experts and has tested most of the electrical devices on the market for the magazine. He is also author of Fernhurst Books' Electrics Companion, Simple Boat Maintenance, Diesels Afloat, Diesel Companion and Radar Companion.

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