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Marine electrical training

Boat Electrical Course

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  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 – you just need someone to show you how
COURSE TYPE:
Marine Electrical Course
COURSE DATES:

02 February 2020 (£149)

03 May 2020 (£149)

13 September 2020 (£149)

No prior knowledge required
Clear

Course overview

Electrical systems can seem like a dark art, but 12v and 24v DC systems are really very straight forward and you should fairly easily be able to diagnose and fix most problems. In this one day course, we give you the skills and confidence to start understanding and fixing the electrical systems on your boat.

Some theory – lots of practical

There is no point in learning too much electrical theory at this stage, as you’re simply not going to use it. Instead, we give you the three or four key bits of understanding and then we’re straight into the practical. We will build a boat’s electrical system right there on the tables in front of us, because when you can build it, you understand it and when you understand it, you can diagnose faults in it. This is a fun, hands on, highly educational course suitable for everyone.

Itinerary:

0900 until approximately 1700.

What’s Included:

All course materials, morning and afternoon tea.

Location:

Rubicon 3 training centre
Unit 2, Haslar Marina
Gosport
PO12 1NU
United Kingdom
(Free parking available. Nearest train station Portsmouth harbour)

What’s Included:

All course materials, morning and afternoon tea.

Match this course with:

Marine diesel. We run diesel and electrical courses on consecutive days so you can do both in a weekend

Introduction and safety
What to touch
What not to touch
Safe working practices

Essential concepts
Power
Voltage
Current
Resistance

Basic circuits
Parallel
Series

Batteries
House
Start
6,12,24 volts
Series and parallel

Wires
Types
Sizing
Crimping

Controlling current
Over current protection
Isolator switches
Distribution panels
Switches

Ancillary equipment
Gauges
Relays
Alternators
Battery chargers

Circuits
Building
Fault diagnosis
Repair
Maintenance