Title: Marine Electrical Systems 
Location: Downingtown M.S., Rock Raymond Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
Cost: $40
Dates: Tuesdays, Mar 12 - May 7, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Registration: Register by going to Chester County Lifelong Learning. https://chestercountynightschool.org/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24SSP1382
Contact: Russ Jones (wrjones3@verizon.net)

This course covers boat electrical wiring, lightning protection, galvanic and stray current corrosion and boat electrical system troubleshooting. Properties of electricity AC and DC power, boat wiring circuits and multi-meter usage will be explored. This course is designed to help boaters understand their boat electrical systems and to properly maintain these systems.

Don’t get short circuited; learn how boat electrical systems work, how to diagnose problems, and how to do simple repairs and upgrades. Boat electrical systems are increasingly under load with power demands for electronic navigation, radar, powered windlasses and winches, interior and exterior lighting, personal electronic devices, and more. Most boats have both DC and AC power. Learn about voltage drops, current demands, wiring, and so on. This course covers the topics you need and want to know.

Topics covered include::

  • Boat electrical wiring practices
  • Direct current (DC) power
  • Alternating current (AC) power
  • Galvanic and stray current corrosion
  • Lightning protection
  • How to use a multi-meter
  • How to solder and crimp
  • How to read electrical wiring diagrams