Boat & Yacht Electrical Level 2
Learn about the complex marine electrical systems found on ocean going yachts, and self sufficient live-aboard vessels.
Many up to date smaller boats are kitted out electrically to a level comparable to superyachts, who have a dedicated engineer!
It's never been easier for small craft to become self sufficient and operate off-grid, and this is largely due to technological advances in solar power, batteries, inverters, and water-makers.
Modern electronics are more efficient at harvesting energy from the sun, batteries are smaller; more efficient, and the modern electrical appliances on board consume less- so much so, smaller craft often carry equipment that a few years ago just would simply not physically fit on board.
As reliable as this complex equipment is, it can not simply be shoe horned into place without consideration for the wider electrical system, and once installed it needs a trained eye to ensure everything is working as it should.
Maintaining and fault finding this complex electrical system correctly without the proper training is virtually impossible, and costly with repeated callouts to the local electrician.
In many cases perfectly good electrical equipment is permanently damaged simply due to poor preventative maintenance and inspection.
More so than ever - modern high power electrical equipment must be wired up correctly, with the correct size cables, correct circuit protection, in the correct place, mounted correctly so it can vent heat - or it will not produce the desired results, or in the worse case start a fire.
As boats become more complex the potential for faults increases, but there is some good news!
The most common electrical issues are exactly the same on these complex installations as they are on the basics, and with simple tools, patience, and a little MECO Training electrical faults can still be:
- A) Prevented
- B) Found
- C) Fixed
The Level 2 course delves much deeper into the more complex systems found on self sufficient vessels, ideal for:
- Private yacht owners & skippers
- Yachtmaster Instructors
- Delivery Skippers
- Yacht Crew
- Trainee Skippers
- Boat-masters & Commercial boat crew
- Trainee Marine Electrician
If you have not yet completed Level 1 - the combined BYE Level 1 & 2 package is the best value and most popular choice.
Preview the course:
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PreviewBatteries C Rates (21:17)
StartDC Circuit Protection (18:04)
StartAlternator External Regulators
StartMultiple Alternators (8:37)
PreviewSolar Power (12:17)
StartWind Turbines (7:04)
StartAC Shore power (14:42)
StartAC Circuit Protection (19:54)
StartGalvanic Action & Cathodic Protection (11:35)
StartIsolation Transformers (4:30)
StartElectrolytic Corrosion (6:17)
StartWater Makers (6:13)
StartVHF Radio (8:03)
StartCrimping Larger Cables (4:25)
StartBoat & Yacht Electrical Exam Preparation
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- Please note this course is included in the Boat & Yacht Level 1 & 2 Course, and the Full MECO MET 3 Masterclass Advanced Marine Electronics course.