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Don't be baffled by your electrical system--handle repairs and improvements with ease! With clear illustrations and simple explanations, Don Casey shows you exactly how to install wiring... make good, safe connections... match your battery bank and alternator to your needs... troubleshoot problems quickly... avoid shore power problems... and more--all without a lot of technical jargon. "Don Casey's book provides clear guidance on how to create and maintain a robust electrical system. Don's lucid explanations and numerous illustrations make what is normally mysterious and invisible--electricity--into something the reader is able to understand with confidence. An excellent addition to the sailor's seagoing library."--Chuck Hawley.
Don Casey credits the around-the-world voyage of Robin Lee Graham, featured in National Geographic in the late 1960s, with opening his eyes to the world beyond the shoreline. After graduation from the University of Texas he moved to south Florida, where he began to spend virtually all his leisure time messing about in boats.
In 1983 he abandoned a career in banking to devote more time to cruising and writing. His work combining these two passions soon began to appear in many popular sailing and boating magazines. In 1986 he co-authored Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach, an immediate best-seller and the book responsible for pushing many would-be cruisers over the horizon. He is also author of This Old Boat, a universally praised guide that has led thousands of boatowners through the process of turning a rundown production boat into a first-class yacht, and of Sailboat Refinishing, Sailboat Hull & Deck Repair, Canvaswork & Sail Repair, and Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, all part of the International Marine Sailboat Library. He continues to evaluate old and new products and methods, often trying them on his own 30-year-old, much-modified, Allied Seawind.
When not writing or off cruising, he can be found sailing on Florida's Biscayne Bay.
Written with clear, and easy to understand explanations and illustrations. And it's not just about marine electrical systems, but also basic concepts about electricity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James R Wilhoit
finally understand what ohm, amps, watts, etc. are. It is also rather up to date concerning solar and batteries.Published 6 months ago by Trish Dubois
A good book for the intended audience, which is a boat owner with little to no knowledge or experience in electrical work. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tomfoolery
A lot of this is common sense and relatively basic, but there was plenty in this book I didn't know. This would be a good book if you plan to rewire your boat.Published 6 months ago by Brad
For someone with little knowledge about electrical work this book is a lifesaver...literally. :)Published 7 months ago by JS