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Old 15-04-2010, 01:42   #1
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Best Boat Electrical Books ?

On the Blue Seas site, they have the folowing list of recommended books for boaters Recommended Books on Marine Electrical Systems - Resources - Blue Sea Systems

Does every one agree? What ones do you have & USE? What others would you recommend??

I have #'s 1 (My BIBLE) ,3 also by Calder & is good , 7 (not as good as #3) & 10 ( it is way too complicated for my rum soaked brain to understand - maybe with more reading and less rum, it will be of help )


#1 Boatowner′s Mechanical and Electrical Manual, third edition
Nigel Calder
Maintain, repair, and improve a boats essential systems. A comprehensive guide to electrical, mechanical, and propulsion systems.



#2 Sailboat Electrical Systems: Improvement, Wiring and Repair

Don Casey
A basic treatment for recreational sailboats and powerboats. A good book for maintenance and repair.

#3 Sailboat Electrics Simplified
Don Casey
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.

#4 The Fisherman′s Electrical Manual
John C. Payne
A complete guide to electrical systems for bass boats and other trailerable sport fishing boats.

#5 Understanding Boat Batteries and Battery Charging
John. C. Payne
Provides information about batteries, battery types, battery ratings, installation, charging devices and systems.

#6 Understanding Boat Wiring
John C. Payne
Compact explanation of basic boat wiring functions and practices.

#7The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible, third edition
John C. Payne
A practical handbook for cruising sailors.

#8 The Motorboat Electrical and Electronics Manual
John C. Payne
A guide for power boaters to both electrical and electronics systems.

#9 Powerboater′s Guide to Electrical Systems: Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Improvements, second edition
Ed Sherman
Focused on power cruisers‚ the author is a recognized authority on electrical practice and is well respected by boat builders and marine electricians.

#10 Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting
Ed Sherman
Targeted at trade professionals. Boat builders, installers, electricians and boatyard owners will want this book for its insight into new tools and techniques for tracking down problems. The advanced boat owner will benefit as well.

#11Boatowner′s Illustrated—Electrical Handbook, second edition
Charlie Wing
Great for learning about a boat′s electrical system.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:40   #3
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12 Volt Bible for Boats

is a good one to consider. By Miner Brotherton and Edwin Sherman.
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I find that I only use Charlie Wing's book anymore. The only one to have if you only have one, in my opinion.

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I personally don't drink the Calder / Casey Kool-Aide. John Payne is very good on wiring, grounding, lightning and galvanic/stray current corrosion. I think the "12-Volt Bible" is a standard textbook, as is Ample Power's "Living with 12-Volts".
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As an electrician of 40 years, I find the books on 12 volts written for the novice, to be quite confusing. I admit I've only read Casey and the 12volt Bible.
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I find that I only use Charlie Wing's book anymore. The only one to have if you only have one, in my opinion.

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There is a lot to be said about keeping things simple and some books completely miss that point.
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This is my husband's favorite. The husband is an electrical engineer and super, super picky.
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There is a lot to be said about keeping things simple and some books completely miss that point.
Calders book falls into this catagory for me - I find my eyes glazing over when reading it at times. For me Casey is much more readable and gets to the point much quicker.

I'll still pull Calders book out when I'm looking for answers, but I often feel like I'm back in college and getting ready to study from my chemistry book when doing so.
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Re: Best Boat Electrical Books ?

Just downloaded for free

Looking through them now, all seems to be there

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Boatowner′s Illustrated—Electrical Handbook, second edition
Charlie Wing

http://www.mojaladja.com/upload/Prof...0prirucnik.pdf
and

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Powerboater′s Guide to Electrical Systems: Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Improvements, second edition
Ed Sherman

http://81.70.242.211/eab/manual/Publ...0%5B223%5D.pdf
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