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Don't Be Baffled by Your Electrical System--Handle Repairs and Improvements with Ease

With clear illustrations and simple explanations, Don Casey shows you exactly how to install wiring . . . make good, safe connections . . . match your battery bank and alternator to your needs . . . troubleshoot problems quickly . . . avoid shore power problems . . . and more--all without a lot of technical jargon.

"Don Casey's book provides clear guidance on how to create and maintain a robust electrical system. Don's lucid explanations and numerous illustrations make what is normally mysterious and invisible--electricity--into something the reader is able to understand with confidence. An excellent addition to the sailor's seagoing library." --Chuck Hawley

Synopsis:

This volume provides guidance on how to create and maintain a robust electrical system. It shows how to: install wiring; make good, safe connections; match your battery bank and alternator to your needs; troubleshoot problems quickly; and avoid shore power problems.

About the Author

Don Casey credits the around-the-world voyage of Robin Lee Graham, featured in National Geographic in the late 1960s, with opening his eyes to the world beyond the shoreline. After graduation from the University of Texas he moved to south Florida, where he began to spend virtually all his leisure time messing about in boats.

In 1983 he abandoned a career in banking to devote more time to cruising and writing. His work combining these two passions soon began to appear in many popular sailing and boating magazines. In 1986 he co-authored Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach, an immediate best-seller and the book responsible for pushing many would-be cruisers over the horizon. He is also author of This Old Boat, a universally praised guide that has led thousands of boatowners through the process of turning a rundown production boat into a first-class yacht, and of Sailboat Refinishing, Sailboat HullandDeck Repair, CanvasworkandSail Repair, and Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, all part of the International Marine Sailboat Library. He continues to evaluate old and new products and methods, often trying them on his own 30-year-old, much-modified, Allied Seawind.

When not writing or off cruising, he can be found sailing on Florida's Biscayne Bay.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Safety First

2. Understanding the Basics

Terminology

Three-Part Harmony

Circuits

AC/DC

3. Battery

The Basic Cell

Batteries

Battery Choices

Capacity

Sizing Batteries

Installation

Maintenance

4. Wire

Wire Selection

Routing

Connections

Overload Protection

Switches

Neatness Counts

Coax

Copper Ribbon

5. Circuits

Wiring Diagrams

Circuitry Step by Step

Mapping Your Own Boat

6. Troubleshooting

Signs of Trouble

Test Light

Digital Multimeter

Meter Fundamentals

Troubleshooting with a Meter

7. Charging Systems

Alternators

Regulators

Alternator and Regulator Wiring

Alternator Maintenance

Troubleshooting Alternators and Regulators

Battery Switching

Solar Cells

Wind Generators

8. Alternating Current

Warning

AC Basics

At the Dock

Shore-Power Connection

AC Circuits

The Green-Wire Controversy

Testing

Inverters

Generators

9. Heaven and Earth

Lightning Protection

Bonding

RF Ground

Lightning and Electronics

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780070366497
Author:
Casey, Don
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Location:
Camden, Me. :
Subject:
Boating
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Small Boat Maintenance and repair
Subject:
Sailboats
Subject:
Electric power systems
Subject:
Sailboats -- Maintenance and repair -- Amateurs' manuals.
Subject:
Boating - General
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Electrical Systems,Wiring,Solving Problems,Sailboat Electrical Systems,Increasing Power Capacity,Augmenting Wiring,Upgrading,Accessories,Esoterica,Safety,Protection
Subject:
Electrical Systems,Wiring,Solving Problems,Sailboat Electrical Systems,Increasing Power Capacity,Augmenting Wiring,Upgrading,Accessories,Esoterica,Safety,Protection, 0071422161, 0070571317, 0071458093, 0071462848, 0071470298, 0071480927, 0071406727, 00713
Subject:
Sailboats -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Boats and boating -- Electric equipment.
Subject:
Electrical Systems,Wiring,Solving Problems,Sailboat Electrical Systems,Increasing Power Capacity,Augmenting Wiring,Upgrading,Accessories,Esoterica,Safety,Protection, 0071422161, 0070571317, 0071458093, 0071462848, 0071470298, 0071480927, 0071406727, 00713
Subject:
Nautical-Boat Maintenance and Repair
Subject:
Nautical - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
International Marine Sailboat Library
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.37x7.60x.58 in. 1.27 lbs.

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