Boat Electrics 101 course review
Practical Boat Owner|September 2021
Nigel Calder and his team of marine electrics experts have hit the mark, says Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes

Arguably the most misunderstood aspect of boat maintenance concerns the electrical systems. To make matters worse, many older boats were not wired to a good standard and many have additional equipment added in a haphazard fashion. Indeed, even some new boats are still not shining examples of best practices.

This results in an unnecessarily high level of breakdowns, the potential for expensive battery banks to fail prematurely and, more worryingly, an increased risk of fire.

This comprehensive course from three of the world’s leading authorities on marine electrical systems – Nigel Calder, Jan Athenstädt, and Michael Herrman – is therefore very welcome. It covers all aspects of 12V and 24V DC systems, from the basics to complete rewiring projects. Content is based on ISO and American Boat and Yacht Council standards that are widely used internationally.

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