Boat Electrics aims to give a basic understanding of electricity and its use aboard the pleasure boat. Topics covered include: the battery and how it works; choosing fittings from lights and switches to echo sounders and bilge pumps; selecting and installing important equipment such as VHF radios and radar systems; wiring procedure and basic fault-finding; replacing an existing electrical system. With clear and highly illustrated information on all the electrics-related aspects of owning and sailing a boat, and the emphasis firmly on the practical, this book is ideal for all those concerned with boats and boating. AUTHOR: James Yates is a technical journalist and author with a wide experience of yachting and boating. A qualified electrical engineer, he has written many articles on boat electrics and electronics.