Marine electrical training
Portsmouth November 30 – December 01 2019
Essential electrical knowledge and skills that every sailor should have
COURSE VENUERubicon 3 Unit 2, Haslar Marina Haslar Road Gosport PO12 1NU There is parking available or we are just a five minute ferry ride from Portsmouth Harbour railway station & Gunwharf Quays.
Course overviewThis 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.