Electrical Wiring Book for boats - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By DRFerron
  • 1 Post By Maine Sail
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-08-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
calmharbor is on a distinguished road
Question Electrical Wiring Book for boats

I have an older 30ft S-2. I am looking for recommendations to buy a book
covering the subject of maintenance and repair electrical wiring on a boat. Also I plan on wiring my boat with a panel for AC for use when plugged into shore power and would like the book or another book that would cover information for that project. Any help would be appreciated. Calmharbor.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-08-2011
junkrig's Avatar
Both ends are pointy.
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 228
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
junkrig is on a distinguished road
Nigel Calder wrote it. I can't recall the name, someone else will chip in with that, but if you search Amazon for Nigel Calder you'll recognize it.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Seablossom Nor'Sea 27 with modern junk rig.
Just because I like it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-08-2011
mocepts's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cumberland, MD
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
mocepts is on a distinguished road
Here it is.

Amazon.com: Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems (9780071432382): Nigel Calder: Books
__________________
“If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” -- Jimmy Buffett

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
--
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-08-2011
Great Lakes Sailor
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Saginaw, MI
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
padean is on a distinguished road
Have this book and I like it. Also helpful is another small book called "12-Volt Bible" or something similar, that I find I use just as much. They are booth relatively inexpensive, and nice to have as they complement each other.
__________________
PDean
CS 34
Saginaw Bay, Michigan
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-08-2011
DRFerron's Avatar
A mod and her dragon
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,172
Thanks: 71
Thanked 161 Times in 145 Posts
Rep Power: 10
DRFerron is on a distinguished road
Agree about the Nigel Calder book. I have not gone wrong with any book he wrote.
__________________
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRFK

Contributing Editor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
magazine

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rock Hall Cruising Station

All things that are, are equally removed from being nothing. John Donne
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-08-2011
Big Chicken Baby
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Mimsy is on a distinguished road
Husband is a subsea electrical engineer, so he's particular about the information given out in books. The one book he hands down, whole heartedly recommends is Nigel Calder's, as previously mentioned.
__________________
S/V Ceol Mor
42 Nassau

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Our little blog has moved!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-08-2011
Maine Sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,540
Thanks: 13
Thanked 150 Times in 116 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice
Calder's books are good but he throws a lot of information at you that you really don't need to know. Nice stuff, but as a beginner it can get overwhelming. By far the book I have recommended that gets the best nods from customers or friends is Charlie Wing's book.

Boatowner’s Illustrated—Electrical Handbook, Second Edition
By Charlie Wing


This book is the best book of you want to wire your boat to current ABYC standards. It is easy to understand and goes just deep enough to get you competent without overwhelming you.

If doing a re-wire you would be well served to obtain a copy of the ABYC E-11 standard plus Wing's book.
__________________
______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical wiring question sailak Gear & Maintenance 10 11-14-2010 11:03 PM
Electrical wiring Diagrams yelnats69 Gear & Maintenance 5 10-01-2009 12:52 PM
mast electrical wiring csilva Gear & Maintenance 11 07-28-2008 11:59 AM
Electrical wiring wchevron Gear & Maintenance 4 04-18-2008 01:18 AM
catalina 30 mast electrical wiring cptn seaweed Gear & Maintenance 1 02-27-2003 06:08 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:22 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.