It doesn't matter how well you maintain you boat or how good a sailor you are, eventually you are going to have an electrical failure. These are often very minor, but unless you have the basic knowledge and skills to analyse and fix the problem, the whole boat can be disabled. The essential skills are not difficult to learn - but you must have them!
No prior knowledge required
£299 / per candidate
February 09-10 2019
April 13-14 2019
Unit 2, Haslar Marina
There is parking available or we are just a five minute ferry ride from Portsmouth Harbour railway station & Gunwharf Quays.
This course is largely practical, with some key theory included as and where required. The focus is more on giving you the skills you need to diagnose and fix common problems, rather than trying to teach you every aspect of electricity. You will be working with batteries, overcurrent protection, crimps, wire, multimeters and more. The course covers both DC and AC electrical systems.
Day 1 – Key skills
Key theory - understanding voltage, amps, watts and resistance
Batteries - start vs house batteries. Series and parallel configurations. Amp hours. Cold cranking amps. Care and life cycles.
Wire - different types. Sizing for circuits. Crimping skills. Heat shrinking connections
Overcurrent protection - Fuses versus breakers. When to use. How to test
Understanding and fault finding in circuits
Day 2 – Practical development
Using a multimeter
Diagnosing and fault finding circuits
Key hints and tips with common boat systems.
You will finish the weekend having had lots of hands on experience with the key equipment and having diagnosed and fixed a variety of common boat electrical problems. This weekend will give you the skills you need to get out of trouble with the most common problems you are likely to face.
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The smoking of any form of tobacco is forbidden on board or on the dock next to the boat. We also very strongly discourage the smoking of any tobacco at any time between the start and end date as the smell comes on-board into confined living space. The use of e-cigarettes is fine.
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