Jan 13, 2022
Here at CYOB we are skipping Omicron; we’re talking about Wiring.
As I open up our editorial pouch after the holidays I am delighted to see that both Ask Andrew and the Boat Nerd are thinking about batteries, 12-volt electrics and polarity. What a pleasure to talk about something else than infection!
Why the sudden interest in boat electric systems. Mike Wheatstone, the Boat Nerd, tells me that everyone perennially asks him about boat wiring and the pandemic has given him an opportunity to create a masterwork for us. Part 1 runs this issue, but I can assure you Mike’s inside view of electric thinking will run as a must-read series for several issues. Once you digest and save the series, you will (mostly) understand what’s under the hood in your electrical systems right from the basics.
Andrew has also aimed at the practical elements of battery wiring. This how-to approach meshed nicely with our Boat Nerd overview.
The most significant aspect of all this is that spring is around the corner, boats are on our mind and taking care of them is a big distraction from the dreadfulness that is currently gumming up the works. So enjoy the issue, learn everything about wiring and focus on spring. That’s my current thinking!
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