1. Boat Wiring Standards 2. Basic Electrical Principals 3. About System Voltages 4. How to Plan Boat Wiring 5. How to Install Boat Wiring 6. Making Wiring Connections 7. Circuit Protection and Isolation 8. About Switchboards 9. Bilge Pump Systems 10. Installing Mast and External Wiring Index
John C. Payne is a cruising sailor and professional marine electrical engineer and surveyor with a 28 year career in merchant shipping and the offshore oil industry. His unique combination of technical know-how and practical experience at sea has made him a much sought-after authority on the subject. he is the author of The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible, Motorboat Electrical and Electronics Manual and Understanding Boat Batteries all published by Sheridan House.
...has a great deal of merit, offering concise, compact advice,
with diagrams, on most electrical problems that may occur on board.
It is uncluttered with reams of technical jargon.....You will
certainly learn more about basic electrical principles, system
voltages, wiring standards, circuit protection and isolation,
grounding systems and how to plan and install wiring in a boat,
than you might from numerous more expensive books. * Sailing and
Written by professional marine electrical engineer and surveyor John C. Payne, Understanding Boat Wiring is a no-nonsense technical coverage of boat wiring standards, basic electrical principles, system voltages, the nuts and bolts of installing boat wiring, how to safely ground systems, and more. Written in clear terms with an emphasis on practical application, Understanding Boat Wiring is a superb reference and user friendly resource which is enhanced with numerous diagrams to make its instructional information especially easy-to-follow. Also very highly recommended for all boat owners and operators is John C. Payne's Understanding Boat Batteries and Battery Charging. * Midwest Book Review *