From John C. Payne, one of the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes an easy-to-understand yet thorough treatment of boat wiring and the technical issues facing every boat owner, whether sail or power.
Concise, compact, and fully illustrated for easy reference, Understanding Boat Wiring: 2nd Edition has been fully revised throughout. This guide offers a comprehensive coverage of the following major topics:
John C. Payne is a professional marine electrical engineer and surveyor, with a career spanning more than forty years in commercial shipping, the offshore oil industry, and yachting. He is a qualified technical writer and author of fifteen marine electrical and electronics books, including Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible, and numerous magazine articles. John has been involved with everything from submarine sonar systems and oil rig operation manuals to military helicopters. Currently, he is a commissioning manager for some of the world's largest and most complex offshore oil production and drilling installations. He has built, restored, and cruised several yachts and lives aboard his own boat. He is a member of the ABYC and the Cruising Association.
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.
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.