Taking the baton from International Marine's best-selling 12-Volt Bible for Boats and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring delves deeper into the how-to-wire, how-to-solder approach of the former and the electrical system design, troubleshooting, and improvement aspects of the latter. DC and AC wiring materials and techniques are all covered, as are batteries, alternators, inverters, generators, corrosion control, and alternate energy installations (solar, wind, and water). There are detailed instructions for wiring radios, loran, and other radio navigation devices. The dozens of weekend projects include installing cabin lights, navigation lights, burglar alarms, battery charge indicators, bilge alarms, and much more. Extensive tables summarize the most important information and specifications in a quick-reference format. Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring is a user-friendly, roll-up-your-sleeves manual for onboard electrical projects, from fixing loose connections to rewiring the boat. Simple, clear, and abundantly illustrated, here is the key to understanding and customizing you boat's DC and AC systems.