Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible

Fully Updated, with New Information on Batteries, Charging Systems, Wiring, Lightning and Corrosion Protection, Instrumentation, Communications, GMDSS, GSP, Rada and Much More...

Book Description

Here at last is the long awaited third edition of the world's most comprehensive electrical and electronics handbook for sailors.

More and more boaters are buying and relying on electronic and electrical devices aboard their boats, but few are aware of proper installation procedures or how to safely troubleshoot these devices if they go on the blink.

Now you can find all the information you need in this one complete handbook. The author has put together a concise, useful and thoroughly practical guide explaining in detail how to select, install, maintain, and troubleshoot all the electrical and electronic systems on a boat.
This new edition is fully updated and contains information on battery capacity, charging systems, wiring, lightning and corrosion protection, radar autopilots, VHF and SSB radios, short-wave communications, GMDSS, GPS, EPIRBs and much more. The book is illustrated with hundreds of informative charts, wiring diagrams and graphs.

About Payne, John C.

John C. Payne is a professional marine electrical engineer and surveyor, with a career spanning more than 30 years in commercial shipping, the offshore oil industry and yachting. He is a qualified technical writer and has been involved with everything from submarine sonar systems and oil rig operation manuals to military helicopters. Currently he is a commissioning manager for some of the world's largest and most complex offshore oil production and drilling installations. John is the author of nine marine electrical and electronics books and numerous magazine articles. He has built and restored several yachts and lives aboard his own boat. His website is