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Boat & Engine Electrics Course

The courses are intended for owners of narrow beam boats, cruiser and yacht owners. These courses are designed for boat owners and potential boat owners who would like to know more about the specification and electrical systems of marine diesel engines and boat wiring.

What sessions of this course are upcoming?

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07/10/2017River Canal Rescue, Unit 11, Baswich, Stafford, ST18 0YJ10
25/11/2017River Canal Rescue, Unit 11, Baswich, Stafford, ST18 0YJ7

How long does the course take and when will it start?

The course lasts for 12 hours and is run over a weekend

Who is this course for?

The courses are intended for owners of narrow beam boats, cruiser and yacht owners. These courses are designed for boat owners and potential boat owners who would like to know more about the specification and electrical systems of marine diesel engines and boat wiring.

What qualifications do I need to get a place?

There are no formal entry requirements to gain access to this course.

What will I do on the course?

The course involves theory and practical demonstration with participation. The topic areas covered include:

  • Starting Systems
  • Charging Systems
  • Domestic Systems
  • Panel Wiring
  • General Boat electrics

Will extra study be required?

Extra study is not required on this course.

What specialist resources will I be able to use?

During the course you will work both in the classroom and visit the workshop.

Are there opportunities for work experience?

There is no specific work experience provision built into this course.

How will I be assessed?

There is no assessment or exams to pass. An RYA/RCR certificate will be issued on completion of the course.

Where will the course lead me?

Other marine courses

Contact our office to find out more about the dates, location and costs of the courses.

What is the timetable for the course?

Saturday
TimeTopic
to 9.30 Tea & Coffee, Course members meet & introductions
9.30 INTRODUCTION Tutor Course
Basic electrical units
AC & DC, Amps, Volts, Resistance, Power
USE OF METERS
Setup, Ranges to use
11.00 Coffee
11.15 COMMON CIRCUIT SYMBOLS (in book not taught)
BASIC DOMESTIC CIRCUIT
Diagrams
CALCS FOR CIRCUITS
Amps drawn power calc.
SELECTION OF:-
Cables, Fuse/Circuit breaker
PRACTICAL CIRCUIT BUILDING
Safety
Terminal fixing
Build sample circuits
12.45 Lunch
1.45 BSS REQUIREMENTS & CABLE ROUTING
BASIC MAINS CIRCUITS
USE OF RELAYS & SOLENOIDS
Diagrams, Testing
3.15 Coffee
3.30 ENGINE CIRCUITS
Diagram then Build
Starter, Alternator, Heater
5.00 Close
Sunday
TimeTopic
9.00 INSTRUMENTS
Circuit then building:
Fuel gauge
Temp gauge
Rev counter (Alt sensed + inductive)
Warning lamps
10.30 Coffee
10.45 BATTERIES
Types, capacity, Charging calcs
Safety
Testing practical
SPLIT CHARGING SYSTEMS
Switch, Diode, Relay
ALTERNATOR & STARTER PRACTICAL
Test & change alt. brush pack
Check & change starter solenoid. (if time)
12.15 Lunch
1.15 Continue above
TESTING CIRCUITS
Relay, Starter, Charging
2.45 Coffee
3.00 Continue above
Final questions & wash up
4.30 Close

How much will this course cost?

This course costs £150.00, with an optional lunch for the duration of the course for £12.

Please note that cancellation charges do apply.