Originally Posted by LesleyS
Now, can anyone PLEASE recommend a similar way of learning about the electrickery? I have a definite mental block and scaredy-kat mentality when it comes to things that spark and go boom, or worse smolder and burn when you're not looking....
Electricity is simply plumbing where electrons are the water.
Be not afraid, and get thee a copy of Nigel Calder's book "Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual".
You might also enjoy these: NEETS - Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series
The Navy Electricity & Electronics Training Series. I learned all about 'tricity from these when I was a wee little sperm in the US Navy.