Boat Electrical Systems (Design and Installation)

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Boat Electrical Systems (Design and Installation)

The Boat Electrical Systems (Design and Installation) is our new and expanded electrical course.

Aimed at those people who are keen to better understand the electrical systems on their boat, do some refitting work or even a complete fit out of a sail-away. The course offers a practical introduction to the design, materials, tools and techniques of projects that are within the reach of people who have little hands on experience of this type of work.

The course offers a practical introduction to all the skills necessary to design and install all of the electrical systems on a narrowboat. Whenever possible we spend a high proportion of the course “on the tools” giving students a chance to improve their skills.

Because we know that a course like this is only the beginning of a self build we encourage students to contact their instructor afterwards when they are actually in the build if the have any questions or need advice.

This course is another one of our Boat Building suite of courses which include:  Boat Fitting 1Boat Fitting 2 , and Boat Plumbing Heating and Engine Installation.

This course can be booked individually, however if you book two or more courses at the same time they attract a significant discount.

The Boat Electrical Systems (design and Installation) course includes:

1: RCD and BSS requirements
2: Basic electrical theory i.e.
3: Calculation of voltage drop and wire sizes.
4: Comparison of 12 and 24v systems
5: 12 / 24v Domestic Circuit design i.e.
breakers and fuses
6: 12 / 24v Engine room design i.e.
cable sizing
battery types and sizes
split charging.
7: 240v Circuit Design
8: Cable termination and labelling
9: Battery Selection and installation
10: Alternate energy sources selection and installation i.e.
Generators and travel packs
11: Selection and installation of Inverters, chargers and Combi’s
12: Practical circuit installation i.e.
solar panels
13: Testing and fault finding.
14: Information and control systems Masterbus and VeCan
15: Generators, selection and installation
16: Split charging, multiple alternators
17: Hybrid Systems and Electric Drive
18: WiFi

Firstly the Boat Electrical Systems (Design and Installation) course covers the design of the most common systems on the boat to ensure that they meet both RCD and BSS requirements as well as meeting the best practices currently available. Secondly with plenty of practical fabrication  exercises the course will equip the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to tackle the majority of electrical tasks on a boat.

What’s included

Students are provided with a PDF copy of all teaching materials used

Hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day and a light lunch is also provided. Please inform us in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.

February 26 2022


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Boat Electrics 26/2/2022
£ 230.00
3 available


Start: February 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am
End: February 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: £230.00
as Instructor Steve Dennison


Debdale Wharf Marina

Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom

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