Apr 21, 2020

Rob MacleodStarting April 30, Canadian Yachting Media will launch a new webinar series. Rob MacLeod, Canadian Yachting magazine contributor, will host the webinars that will look at various aspects of boating and boat maintenance.

The first webinar, 12-Volt System: The Basics, will present proper installation and maintenance of your boat’s 12-volt system from battery to device, including battery selection (lead-acid or AGM), cable selection, cable terminals, bus bars, isolators, combiners (automatic charger relays), fuse selection, distribution panels and DC appliances. 

Joining Rob is Rod Brandon (Sheen Marine – ABYC Marine Electrical Certified Technician - www.sheenmarine.com) to explain the changes in wiring standards and the importance of updating your boat’s systems for both safety and enjoyment. As the owner/operator of Sheen Marine, Rod Brandon provides “Total Yacht Care” services for boaters in south central Ontario. In addition, he consults with cruisers around the world to help with all types of vessel maintenance, repair, and improvement needs. For this webinar series, Rod provides technical advice to help assure safe and reliable system design and implementation to professional marine association electrical standards (ABYC and NMEA) and sound industry practices.

Included in the webinar will be a demonstration of the what a typical modern electrical installation should look like and how it should operate, including video of wire connections, component installation and function, and safe practices and installation tips. A big thanks to Glen Matthews and Port Whitby Marine Supply for supplying parts and equipment, as well as a safe place to video record for this Webinar.

Topic: 12-Volt System: The Basics

When: Thursday, April 30 at 1400 EDT

Where: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7612757233325297168

The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 45-minute Q&A with Rod Brandon.

Webinar 2 – 12-Volt Charging Systems: The Basics, including battery chargers, inverter-chargers and solar installations. Thursday, May 21 at 1400 EDT

Webinar 3 – Marine Plumbing: The Basics, updating older systems, water heaters, pumps, heads, bilge pumps. Thursday, June 11 at 1400 EDT

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