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Marine Electrical Systems 9 week course

Starts Wednesday, January 17th @ 7:30 pm

​Marine Electrical Systems Course Description:

The Marine Electrical Systems course is presented in seven chapters that start with an explanation of what electricity is, followed by discussions on boat electrical wiring, DC and AC electrical systems, galvanic and stray current corrosion, lightning protection, and ends with troubleshooting of boat electrical problems.

The course includes detailed instructions on how to use a multimeter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system.

EMSCom has written this course to require nine two-hour sessions.

Day 1 - Introduction, Chapter 1: Properties of Electricity
Day 2 - Chapter 2: Boat Electrical Wiring Practices
Day 3 - Chapter 3: Direct Current Power
Day 4 - Chapter 4: Alternating Current Power
Day 5 - Chapter 5: Galvanic and Stray Current Corrosion
Day 6 - Chapter 6: Lightning Protection
Day 7 - Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Part 1; on-the-boat optional
Day 8 - Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Part 2
Day 9 - Review and Examination


“Marine Electrical Systems (MES) covers the practice of wiring your boat, including boat electrical wiring practices and diagrams, direct and alternating current power, galvanic and stray current corrosion, and lightning protection. Troubleshooting is emphasized throughout, so students should feel comfortable performing even tricky wiring tasks after passing this course.”

Class Fee included Textbook and Handouts.

$85.00 Fee for Power Squadron Members

$135.00 for Non- Members.

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