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Table of Contents 

Chapter 1
- Boat Wiring Standards

Chapter 2
- Basic Electrical Principles

Chapter 3
- About System Voltages

Chapter 4
- How to Plan Boat Wiring

Chapter 5
- How to Install Boat Wiring

Chapter 6
- Making Wiring Connections

Chapter 7
- Circuit Protection and Isolation

Chapter 8
- About Switchboards

Chapter 9
- Bilge Pump Systems

Chapter 10
- Installing Mist and External Wiring


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Understanding Boat Wiring (Paperback)

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By John C. Payne (Author) 
Paperback: 89 pages
Publisher: Sheridan House (July 2003)
Language: English


From John C. Payne, one of the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes a new series of easy-to-understand yet thorough treatment of technical issues facing every boat owner, whether sail or power. Each volume is concise, compact, and fully illustrated for easy reference.

Understanding Boat Wiring covers the following major topics:

  • boat wiring standards
  • basic electrical principles
  • system voltages
  • how to plan and install boat wiring
  • circuit protection and isolation
  • switchboards and panels
  • grounding systems
  • and much more

About the Author:

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 following books, all published by Sheridan House: Marine Electrical & Electronics Bible, Motorboat Electrical & Electronics Manual, Understanding Boat Batteries and The Great Cruising Cookbooks.

Model No.: 51395

Price: $15.99