The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible

The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible

by John C. Payne

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The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible by John C. Payne

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574092424
Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 481
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 10.17(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents


Section One: Electrical Systems
Chapter 1: Batteries
Chapter 2: Battery-Charging Systems
Chapter 3: Alternator-Charging Systems
Chapter 4: Alternative Energy Systems
Chapter 5: Battery Chargers
Chapter 6: DC Systems Installation
Chapter 7: Lightning Protection
Chapter 8: Corrosion
Chapter 9: Lighting Systems
Chapter 10: DC Electrical Equipment
Chapter 11; Water and Sewage Systems
Chapter 12: Engine Electrical Systems
Chapter 13: AC Power Systems

Section Two: Electronics Systems
Chapter 14: Navigation Station Design
Chapter 15: Radar
Chapter 16: Radar Reflectors
Chapter 17: Autopilots
Chapter 18: Position Fixing Systems
Chapter 19: Communications Systems
Chapter 20: Instrument Systems
Chapter 21: Interference
Chapter 22: Safety Systems
Chapter 23: Computers
Chapter 24: Entertainment Systems
Chapter 25: Troubleshooting, Testing and Servicing
Chapter 26: Service Directory

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Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Practical! Practical! Practical! He actually knows what he is talking about, not a self proclaimed guru. The book is like a real manual of just about everything