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Old 06-07-2008, 19:37   #1
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*THE* marine 12 volt book

If you could only have one book to A) teach you and B) provide ongoing reference for marine 12 volt systems... What would it be?

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Old 07-07-2008, 03:28   #2
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I use the internet for all the knowledge I need concerning my boat. Books become outdated and are usually authored by self-proclaimed experts. Better to use all of the resources of the internet.
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Just gotta be careful about what you read on the internet cause you can receive false information from uncredible sources. I would highly recommend Nigel Cadler's Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual which you can buy at West Marine or Amazon.com. Nigel's VERY credible in the marine industry.
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Multiple “credible” sources (confirming) of information are always preferable to a single opinion.
For instance; Nigel Calder & Gord May are both excellent sources of usually accurate information - but neither is infallible.
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I'll second Nigel Calder's book as being the most useful guide. I have also seen some really bad advice on the internet websites, but it usually doesn't go unchallenged. Being plugged into wifi at almost every anchorage is a new and wonderful experience, but there were a lot of time when we didn't have the luxury of an internet connection when we had an electrical issue.

What would be nice would be to have these manuals in digital form so we could use the bookshelf for something else.
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Okay cool, I had already ordered a couple of Nigel's books but seemed to remember someone talking about a 12volt specific book... I just couldn't find the thread. Thank you again guys!
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Living on 12v by the ample Power folks and 12v Bible, both very good.
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