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Marine Wiring: The Top 3 Things You Must Consider

Posted by G. Christianson on Jun 30, 2016 1:53:28 PM

Wiring a boat can seem like a simple proposition for a boat builder. After all, the principles of electricity don't change when you're on the water. But there are concerns that any marine wiring job needs to keep front and center. So before you design a circuit diagram for your next boat, keep this in mind.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Marine, Design, Engineers, Wire & Cable

Four Factors that can Negatively Impact a Boat's Electrical System

Posted by G. Christianson on Jun 10, 2016 4:49:12 PM

Even a sailing ship needs a good electrical system.


When you're on the water, an electrical failure can be annoying or even outright dangerous. Without electrical power, you might be stuck unable to navigate, use the radio, or even have lights on. If you want to ensure a good, safe time on the water, make sure you're addressing these factors before they become problems.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Marine

What the Recent Lobster Boom Means for the Boat Building Industry

Posted by G. Christianson on Apr 26, 2016 12:40:51 PM



Lobster has had a strange culinary history. It's gone from a food Maine's prisoners complained about eating to a luxury to a booming business. But with more lobster than ever being processed and sold in products from lobster pot pie to lobster ravioli, it's resulted in a surprising change for Canada's boat building industry.
 
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Topics: Industry Updates, Marine

Electric Hydrofoils: The Personal Watercraft of The Future?

Posted by G. Christianson on Apr 19, 2016 11:34:28 AM

For decades, watercrafts have largely improved instead of evolved. While new classes of crafts have been added, generally innovation has been in construction or materials, not radical new ideas. But a new concept, the personal electric hydrofoil, is showing increasing popularity... And might for many boat builders be a future class of vehicle.

 

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Topics: Industry Updates, Marine

4 Ways to Kill a Boat's Electrical System, and How to Avoid This.

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Mar 15, 2016 1:26:48 PM

Out on the water, an electrical failure can be annoying or even outright dangerous. Without electrical power, boats may be unable to navigate, use the radio, or even have lights on. To ensure a good, safe time on the water, make sure to address these factors before they become problems.

 

 

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Marine

Protect High Current Circuits & Save Space with Marine Rated Battery Fuses

Posted by B. Nowak on Nov 26, 2013 6:59:23 AM

Marine rated battery fuses are a new circuit protection device from CooperBussmann by Eaton. Designed for the most demanding environments for the tightest space constraints.

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Topics: New Products, Resources & Tools, Circuit Protection, Marine

Meet UL1426, DOT & Coast Guard Specs with Marine Wire

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 11, 2013 4:47:44 AM

UL 1426 is a common requirement for marine wire and cable applications. It was established as a standard to ensure proper wire and cable is used to withstand high heat, moisture and corrosion in marine environments. The standard is set for single-conductor wire and multi-conductor cable.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Marine, Ratings & Standards, UL, Wire & Cable


 

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