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[fmh]Contents List of Troubleshooting Charts List of Tables Preface and Acknowledgments to the Third Edition Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition Introduction Chapter 1. Establishing a Balanced Battery-Powered Electrical System Introduction: The Peculiarities of Boats Batteries How They Work _ Electrolyte Variations _ Modes of Failure _ Automotive (Cranking) versus Deep-Cycle Batteries _ Wet-Cells versus Gel-Cells and AGMs _ Nicads-The Ultimate Battery Getting Down to Specifics Calculating Power Requirements _ Providing the Necessary Capacity _ Installing Adequate Charging Capabilities _ Establishing Correct Voltage Regulation Putting the Pieces Together Is It Better to Have One or Two Battery Banks for House Use? _ Charging More than One Battery Bank from a Common Alternator _ Monitoring and Control 0149 _ Putting the Pieces Together Summary: A Balanced System Chapter 2. Electrical Systems for Energy-Intensive Boats Additional Energy Sources AC Generators _ DC-to-AC Inverters _ DC Generators Dual Voltage Systems Raising the Voltage _ Equalizers and Converters _ Equalizer and Converter Pros and Cons _Equalizer and Converter Circuits _ Optimum Choices Fuel Cells, Higher-Voltage DC Boats, and Electric Propulsion Fuel Cells _ Brushless DC Motors and Generators _ The Higher-Voltage DC Boat _ The Diesel/Electric Boat Chapter 3. Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Battery-Powered Electrical System Batteries Safety _ Routine Maintenance _ Testing a Battery _ Problem Batteries Alternators How They Work _ Installation and Maintenance _ Charging Problems _ Repairing Alternators Voltage Regulators How They Work _ Different Regulators: Internal, External, P and N _ Voltage Regulator Bypass Devices _ Troubleshooting Voltage Regulators _ Emergency Voltage Regulation Diodes Identification and Rating _ Heat Sinks on Battery Isolation Diodes _ Testing Battery Isolation Diodes Chapter 4. Understanding and Troubleshooting Electrical Circuits; Proper Installation Practices Basic Concepts and Measurements The Water Analogy _ Making Measurements _ The Multimeter: An Essential Tool DC Circuits Ground versus Insulated Return _ Troubleshooting with a Voltmeter _ Troubleshooting with an Ohmmeter _ Ground Faults ("Earth" Leaks) _ Don't Leave Port Without a Multimeter AC Circuits The Importance of Grounding _ Safety versus Corrosion _ Typical AC Circuits Afloat _ Testing AC Circuits Proper Electrical Installations Cables _ Cable Sizing _ Connections and Terminals _ Installing Cables _ Distribution Panels _ Overcurrent Protection Chapter 5. Corrosion, Bonding, Lightning Protection, and Grounding Corrosion Galvanic Corrosion _ Stray-Current Corrosion Bonding and Cathodic Protection Cathodic Protection _ Unbond and Isolate Lightning Protection The Importance of Grounding _ The Path to Ground _ Protecting Electrical Circuits and Electronics _ Lightning Prevention The Common Ground Point Chapter 6. Battery Chargers, Inverters, Wind and Water Generators, and Solar Panels Battery Chargers How They Work _ Ferro-Resonant as a Yardstick _ Performance Implies Regulation _ Troubleshooting Inverters How They Work _ Batteries: The Limiting Factor _ Matching the Demand to the System _ Inverter Installation _ Troubleshooting Wind and Water Generators How They Work _ Pros and Cons _ Installation and Maintenance _ Troubleshooting and Repair Solar Panels Basic Terminology _ Key Factors in System Design _Installation _ Troubleshooting Chapter 7. Generators, Electric Motors (DC and AC), and Electric Lights AC Generators Generators: How They Work _ General Maintenance _ Troubleshooting Operating Problems _ No Output: Armature Type _ No Output: Alternator Type with Brushes _ No Output: Brushless Alternator Type _ Disassembly and Bearing Replacement _ Variable-Speed Technology (VST) Electric Motors How They Work _ Speed Regulation _ Troubleshooting _ Starter Motors Electric Lights Incandescent Lights _ Halogen Lights _ Xenon Lights _ Fluorescent Lights _ LED Lighting Chapter 8. Marine Electronics: Antennas and Grounds, Electromagnetic and Radio Interference, and Saving Soaked Equipment Marine Electronics Preliminary Troubleshooting Antennas and Grounds Antennas _ Antenna Installation _ Emergency VHF Antenna _ Radio Grounds Electromagnetic and Radio Interference Good Installation Practices _ Sources of Interference _ Tracking Down Interference _ Preventing (Suppressing) Interference Saving Soaked Equipment Chapter 9. Diesel Engines: Operation and Maintenance; Troubleshooting and Winter Layup Operation and Maintenance How They Work _ Preventive Maintenance Troubleshooting Part 1: Failure to Start Failure to Crank _ Engine Cranks but Won't Fire Troubleshooting Part 2: Operating Problems Overheating _ Smoke _ Loss of Performance _ Engine Run-Away or Failure to Shut Down _ Water in the Crankcase _ Low Oil Pressure _ Inadequate Turbocharger Performance _ Problems with Engine Instrumentation Winter Layup Recommissioning Chapter 10. From Transmission to Propeller Transmissions and Shaft Brakes Transmissions: How They Work _ Maintenance _ Troubleshooting _ Shaft Brakes Connecting a Transmission to a Propeller Shaft Couplings _ Engine Alignment _ Constant-Velocity Joints Shaft Seals Stuffing Boxes (Packing Glands) _ Mechanical Seals _ Lip-Type Seals _ A Dripless Future? Struts, Bearings, and Propellers Struts _ Rubber-Sleeve (Cutless) Bearings _ Propellers Chapter 11. Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning CFCs and the Ozone Hole Marine Refrigeration Balancing Refrigeration Needs with Boat Use Iceboxes: The Key to Sizing a Refrigeration Unit _ Refrigeration Options _ Making Choices Air-Conditioning Air-Conditioning Options _ Sizing an Air-Conditioning Unit _ Installation Issues Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair How Refrigeration Works _ Routine Maintenance _ Troubleshooting and Repair Charging and Topping-Up Procedures Handling Refrigerant _ Charging Without a Gauge Set _ Gauge Sets Chapter 12. Tanks, Plumbing, Toilets, and Through-Hull Fittings Tanks and Fittings Built-In Tanks _ Aluminum Tanks _ Stainless Steel Tanks _ Steel Tanks _ Plastic: Fiberglass, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Flexible Tanks _ Miscellaneous Design Issues Plumbing Copper Pipe or Tubing _ Steel Pipe _ Plastic Pipe _ Hoses Marine Toilets (Heads) Discharge Regulations _ Heading Off Toilet Problems _Troubleshooting and Repair Through-Hulls and Seacocks Definitions _ Metal versus Plastic _ Testing Through-Hulls and Seacocks _ Common Seacock Types _ Through-Hull and Seacock Installation Chapter 13. Pumps and Pump Switches; Watermakers Pumps How They Work _ Pros and Cons _ Head Pressure and Centrifugal Pump Installations _ Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair Pump Switches Pressure Switches _ Level Switches Watermakers How They Work _ Selecting and Installing a Watermaker _ Maintenance _ Troubleshooting Chapter 14. Steering Systems, Autopilots, and Wind Vanes Steering Systems Types of Steering _ Maintenance and Troubleshooting Autopilots How They Work _ Problems with Autopilots Wind Vane Self-Steering How It Works _ What Vane to Use? _ Maintenance and Troubleshooting _ Long-Distance Cruising Chapter 15. Stoves, Cabin Heaters, Gas-Powered Water Heaters, and Lanterns; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Gas Properties of LPG and CNG _ Safety Precautions _ The Problem of Refills _ LPG Installations _ Troubleshooting Gas Appliances Alcohol, Kerosene, and Diesel Appliances Fuel Quality _ Troubleshooting _ Diesel Drip-Pot Stoves _ Diesel and Kerosene Heating Systems Carbon Monoxide Poisoning How it Happens _ Minimizing Carbon Monoxide Formation _ Carbon Monoxide Alarms Chapter 16. Blocks, Winches, Windlasses, and Bow Thrusters Blocks Terminology and Loading Factors _ Maintenance Winches How They Work _ Servicing and Overhaul _ Powered Winches Windlasses Problems Common to All Windlasses _ General Maintenance _ Horizontal Manual Windlasses _ Vertical Manual Windlasses _ Electric Windlasses _ Hydraulic Windlasses Bow Thrusters Troubleshooting Chapter 17. Spars and Standing Rigging; Roller Reefing Spars Wooden Spars and Spreaders _ Aluminum Spars and Spreaders _ Carbon Fiber Spars _ Downwind, Whisker, and Spinnaker Poles Standing Rigging Wire Rope _ Fitting End Connections (Terminals) to Wire Rope _ Rod Rigging _ Fiber Rigging _ Fitting Rigging to a Boat _ Inspection and Maintenance _ Tuning a Rig Roller Reefing and Furling Roller Reefing Headsails _ Summary: Dos and Don't's _ Maintenance _ Roller Furling Headsails _ In-Mast and Behind-the-Mast Reefing _ Roller Reefing Booms Glossary Appendix A: Checklist of Winterizing Procedures Appendix B: Freeing Frozen Parts and Fasteners Appendix C: Tools and Spare Parts Appendix D: Useful Tables Index
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Boats and boating -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Boats and boating -- Electric equipment -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.