How To Guides
A series of guides, written by us, to help you look after your boat.
Boat Electrical Wiring Made Easy, From The Ground Up, Part 1, Comprehensive Guide
Complete guide to wiring a boat electrical system from scratch. Starting from the 12V boat battery, we look at configuring a complete electrical system including master isolation switch, main switch panel with fuses, bus-bar (electrical distribution bar) and various boat electrical components such as bilge pumps and navigation lights.
Boat Electrical Wiring Made Easy, Part 2, Switch Panel Wiring, Cabin Light Wiring - Complete Guide
Boat electrical wiring from scratch: Part2. In this part we take wires from the electrical master switch to the boat main switch panel, and also from the 'negative earth' bus-bar to the switch panel. We consider the total current draw the we need to cater for in the main switch panel and the wire gauge needed to be safe for the maximum current draw in the boat electrical system
Boat Electric Wiring Made Easy, Part 3, Bilge Pumps, Float Switch, Automatic & Manual
Boat electrics from scratch made easy! - Part 3. In this episode we install two electric bilge pumps into our boat electrical mock-up. Having already installed the busbar, master switch and main switch panel, we have most of the boat electrical infrastructure in place, so installing these bilge pumps does not take long.