Boat Circuits Checklist

Easily troubleshoot common electrical problems on your boat with this checklist.

Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Creating dependable, well-protected circuits are key to avoiding serious electrical problems like fires.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Never force a tripped breaker to engage. Wait for it to cool down.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Rubber padding, grommets, conduit or wrapping with electrical tape can help prevent chafing.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Fuses, circuit breakers and other electrical components in areas where exposure to gasoline vapor or propane is possible must be marked "ignition protected."Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Cut down on the possibility of electrical problems by using the proper wire connectors.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Look for "BC-5W2" to ensure that your wire is of the highest quality.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Look for these signs of safety and reliability: 1. Labels
2. Security
3. Neatness
4. Terminals
5. Rings
Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Fuses and circuit breakers should be placed as close to the power source as practical.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Know when to use a circuit breaker versus fuses.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Understanding what size wire to use will help eliminate potential catastrophes.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Having an accurate wiring diagram on hand, and updating it with any changes makes troubleshooting much easier.Boating Magazine
Boat Circuits Checklist
Boat Circuits Checklist
Reduce strain on wires and connections by using clamps every 18 inches.Boating Magazine