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ELECTRICS COMPANION, 1st Edition. 2003
By Pat Manley. Papercover, Spiral-bound, 80mm x 223mm, 24 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.
This is a handy, quick reference guide to boat electrics. It covers formulae, tools, anodes, protection, multimeters, soldering, AC power, testing, wiring, batteries, connections and power consumption.
This little companion serves as a great reminder of crucial information. Laminated pages to stand up to frequent use and serves as a useful aide-memoire that will fit into your jacket pocket.
NZ$22.00 + delivery.
BOAT ELECTRICS BIBLE.
By Andy Johnson. Hbk, 200mm x 250mm, 191 pages, Colour Photographs and illustrations. Published 2015. 0.75kg
Electrics are a notoriously tricky aspect of boat ownership and maintenance - both critical to the operation of the yacht or motorboat and prone to breaking down in the damp atmosphere and bouncy conditions. This is the book that will take owners through all the likely problems and solutions including making new installations of equipment, reviving an old boat and correcting electrical faults on their current craft.
Equally useful for yacht or motorboat owners and illustrated with helpful photos, detailed close-up shots, step by step exploded diagrams and instructions, this is a book every owner should keep aboard.
The Basics. What is electricity?; Volts, amps, resistance and power; Basic laws,AC and DC electricity
Tools and measuring. Tools for electrical work; Safety first; The multimeter; Making measurements in-circuit; Measuring high currents; Continuity, resistance and diode testing; Fault finding in low voltage systems
Batteries. Battery basics; Types of batteries; Specification, testing and maintenance; Charging the batteries; How many batteries?; Increasing capacity
Make the connection. Wire and wire size; Connections and connectors; Connecting thin wires
Power management. Alternators; Care, maintenance and fault finding; Sizing and upgrading; Intelligent chargers; Wind and water; Solar panels; Installing a mains charger; Hydrogen fuel cells; DC to DC converters; Regulating multiple sources; Monitoring battery and alternator currents; Power monitoring systems; Reducing consumption
The DC system. Battery switches; Battery switch configurations; Fitting a voltage sensing relay; DC distribution panels; Protection; Adding new systems; Installing permanent voltmeters and ammeters; Data recording over long periods; The engine and its electrics; Engine data monitoring; Engine data monitoring – set up and calibration; Starter motors; Digital switching.
AC mains. on board Shore power; System installation; Mains protection; The earth system; Galvanic and electrolytic corrosion; Installing a galvanic isolator; Voltage inverters; Generators
Networks Marine networks – Talking to each other; Multiplexers and converters; Marine networks. High speed data networks; Capturing what's left; Bringing it all together.
Installation projects. Installing an AIS unit; Radar; Navtex and SSB receivers; Hall effect ammeter; Lightning protection; Underwater lights; Upgrading mast electrics.
NZ$70.00 + Delivery.
ADVANCED MARINE ELECTRICS AND ELECTRONICS TROUBLESHOOTING
By Ed Sherman. Paperback, 0.41kg, 186mm x 232mm, 218 pages, full colour illustrations. Originally published in hardback in 2007. This is the first paperback edition 2013. Text not updated.
Whether you are a marine electronics professional or a boatowner, Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting helps you understand the new, more powerful methods of troubleshooting marine electrical and electronic systems. A modern boat's sophisticated installations and networked electronics can stretch the traditional diagnosic methods, based on trouble lights and multimeters, past their useful limts. This book will show you how to:
Use microprocessor-based diagnostic tools and techniques from the automotive and communications sectors, adapted for boats for the first time.
Diagnose the most difficult AC and DC problems.
Protect communications and navigation electronics from interference and lighting.
Seek out and eliminate stray-current sources and galvanic corrosion.
NZ$66.00 + Delivery.
BOATOWNER'S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL MANUAL. 4th updated edition
By Nigel Calder. Hardback, 2.17 kgs, 220mm x 285mm, 944 pages, monochrome photographs drawings and plans. Published 2015.
This 4th edition of the maintenance bible for boat owners is fully updated and better than ever!
If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advise on:
Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells.
12- and 24-volt DC systems.
Electric and hybrid propulsion.
How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats.
Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection.
generators, inverters, battery chargers, wind and water generators, and solar power.
Electric motors and electric lights
marine electronics, including networking systems, antennas, and FRI.
Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers.
Refrigeration and air-conditioning.
Tanks, plumbing, and through hulls.
Pumps and watermakers.
Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes.
Stoves and heaters.
Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters.
Spars, rigging, and roller reefing.
NZ$112.00 + Delivery.
BOAT MECHANICAL SYSTEMS HANDBOOK.
By Dave Gerr. Hardback, 221mm x 282mm, 416 pages. Monochrome photos and drawings.
This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating condition. Writing for designers, builders, owners, buyers, mechanics, surveyors, and insurers of sailboats, powerboats, and commercial vessels, Dave Gerr provides design and installation guidance for each major mechanical system plus pragmatic guidelines and real-world interpretations of American Boat & Yacht Council and European standards. No marine professional or serious boater should be without this book.
Was NZ$67.00 + delivery.
Now NZ$45.00 + delivery.
BOATOWNER’S ILLUSTRATED ELECTRICAL HANDBOOK.
By Charlie Wing. Hbk, 220mm x 283mm, 280 pages, monochrome drawings and plans.
Whether you take to the sea under sail, bounce around the bay in your runabout, or cross oceans in your cruiser, you'll find everything you need to maintain, repair, and upgrade your boat's DC and AC electrical systems with this comprehensive and fully illustrated guide.
Tackle onboard electrical projects and learn how to:
meet ABYC standards for both DC and AC wiring
install solar- and wind-power systems
add electrical components
prevent corrosion of your electrical system... and more
NZ$60.00 + Delivery
POWERBOATER'S GUIDE TO ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, Second Edition.
By Ed Sherman. Hbk, 190mm x 240mm, 209 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
Frustrated by the high cost of basic electrical work but nervous about tackling such projects yourself? Get sound advice and guidance from author Ed Sherman, who wrote and teaches the American Boat & Yacht Council's certification program for electrical technicians. In Powerboater's Guide to Electrical Systems, he combines basic theory with step-by-step directions for troubleshooting problems, making repairs, and installing new equipment.
Draw up a wiring diagram for your boat.
Locate and identify wiring and circuit components.
Select and use a multimeter.
Choose and maintain battery and marine ignition systems.
Troubleshoot starting, charging, and instrument problems.
Install DC and AC marine accessories, equipment and electronics.
NZ$46.00 + Delivery
THE 12 VOLT BIBLE FOR BOATS, Second Edition
THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY REPRINTING AND NOT AVAILABLE.
By Miner Brotherton. Pbk, 150mm x 230mm, 174 pages, monochrome diagrams.
A real "how to" book for wiring your boat. The 12 Volt Bible starts with a very basic theory lesson and ends with an excellent section on troubleshooting. In between is just about everything you’ll ever need on fixing, installing or modifying your boat’s electrical system.
This second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest on marine batteries - including AGM and gel-cell batteries, multistage chargers, inverters, new wiring conventions, alternative energy sources, and modern test gear.
THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY REPRINTING AND NOT AVAILABLE.
NZ$37.00 + Delivery
By Alistair Garrod. Pbk, 210mm x 300mm, 111 pages, colour photographs and drawings.
This is a 2002 publication and is based on Practical Boat Owner magazine's series. It has great graphics all in colour on gloss paper, and if you are familar with the Practical Boat Owner series you know they will be easy to understand. The chapters start at basic laws of electricity and measuring electicity. An excellent chapter on "To Ground or not to Ground, we have all had this discussion and it is certainly taken to length in the chapter.
Like the book above this one is certainly worth a look for those of you who can not find what they are looking for in electrics.
NZ$60.00 + Delivery
SAILBOAT ELECTRICS SIMPLIFIED.
By Don Casy. Hbk, 190mm x 240mm, 176 pages, monochrome plans and drawings.
With clear and copious illustrations and straightforward explanations, the author shows the amateur electrician exactly how to install wiring, make good, safe connections, match a battery bank and alternator to the needs of the vessel and to troubleshoot problems.
It also explains the process of using and adapting to shore power and how to deal with problems in this off-vessel area.
Drawings are in a simple, realistic outline format instead of the exclusive use of wiring diagrams, and the narrative is broken into short paragraphs for the ease of analysing and planning electrical projects.
NZ$59.00 + delivery.
ESSENTIAL BOAT ELECTRICS.
By Pat Manley. Paperback, 170mm x 210mm, 136 pages, 0.30kg colour photos and drawings. Published 2014
The subject of boat electrics can be daunting. This book will remove the mystique, bring understanding, and show you how to carry out the many electrical jobs on board properly and safely for yourself. This is a worthy companion to Simple Boat Maintenance.
You will learn how to:
use a multimeter
wire a circuit
protect a circuit
troubleshoot electrical faults
connect a PC to your instrument system
and much more.
This book looks at tasks such as choosing solar panels or new batteries as well as practical eletrical work on your boat and covers 36 topics that a yachtsman will need to tackle to keep the professionals at bay.
NZ$45.00 + delivery.
PRACTICAL BOAT MECHANICS.
By Ben L. Evridge. Paperback, 185mm x 230mm, 305 pages, monochrome photographs.
Whether your engine is diesel or gasoline, you'll find the information you need to keep it running smoothly, diagnose problems, make or commission necessary repairs, and devise emergency get-you-home fixes at sea. Practical Boat Mechanics includes:
Troubleshooting information organized around the five senses - what you can see, hear, touch, taste and smell.
A note with each symptom telling you whether it requires an immediate response, a response at your future convenience, or just continued monitoring.
Work-around emergency fixes to get you home using ordinary tools and materials found on most boats.
An array of solutions for freeing frozen fasteners.
The technical vocabulary you need to order parts or radio a marine mechanic for advice.
Resources for tracking down vibrations and overseeing shaft and engine alignment corrections in the boatyard.
NZ$43.00 + Delivery
ENGINEERING, OUTBOARDS, MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL. page one.
MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL.