Save time and money with this state-of-the-art guide to the latest, most advanced diagstic equipment and techniques. Ed Sherman is one of America's great teachers and communicators of marine techlogy. (Tim Murphy, former executive editor, Cruising World). Whether you are a marine electronics professional or a boatowner, Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting helps you understand the new, more powerful methods of troubleshooting marine electrical and electronic systems. A modern boat's sophisticated installations and networked electronics can stretch the traditional diagstic methods, based on trouble lights and multimeters, past their useful limits. This book will show you how to: use microprocessor-based diagstic tools and techniques from the automotive and communications sectors, adapted for boats for the first time; diagse the most difficult AC and DC problems; protect communications and navigation electronics from interference and lightning; and seek out and eliminate stray-current sources and galvanic corrosion.
Ed Sherman is the director of educational programming for the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). His role has enabled him to help develop the marine industry's most highly regarded certifications for marine surveyors, service technicians and boat builders. Ed's training and certification programs are used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards, as well as NOAA and Transport Canada to ensure that their small boat fleets are built and maintained to ABYC standards. Ed is a marine industry insider with forty years' experience. He is a past president of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and of the International Sailing Institute, a former electronics editor for Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, and the author of four highly regarded books on boat maintenance. Ed lives in Rhode Island with his wife and son.