author John C Payne is a sailor, a professional
marine electrical engineer and surveyor.
His long career in merchant shipping and the offshore oil
practical experience at sea has given him a unique combination of
His many books are regarded as authorities on all aspects of
John also has several websies including, All
About Fishing and Boats.
Marine Electrical and
Bible by John C Payne
This is one of a popular series of easy-to-understand
treatments of the technical issues facing every boat owner.
It comes fully illustrated with photos and technical
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Plumbing and Water
by John C Payne and Jeannine Simon.
This volume is
concise, compact, and fully illustrated
Covers all the major topics form Water Tanks, Pressure
Water Calorifiers, Shower Drain and Sink Systems and Diesel
Also covered are Desalination Systems, Bilge Pump
Alarms, Bilge Pump Maintenance and Sewage Systems.
Batteries and Battery
by John C Payne
This Book includes practical information on lead acid
batteries, gel batteries and general battery information.
It covers everything from battery ratings and selection
installation, and maintenance, as well as charging, alternators, and
John C Payne
This covers the major topics such as Position Fixing
Electronic Charting, Echo Sounders, Fishfinders, SONAR Radar,
Autopilots, Instrument Systems.
It also covers Interfacing, Noise and Interference
Safety Systems and Entertainment Systems.
Protection And Interference
by John C. Payne
An easy-to-understand yet thorough treatment of
technical issues of
Galvanic Corrosion, what it is and how to avoid it.
How to protect your boat from Stray Current Corrosion
Components of Lightning, Lightning Cone of Protection,
Grounding, Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), and more.
Understanding Boat AC
by John C. Payne and Jeannine Simon
Concise, compact, and fully illustrated for easy
understanding Boat AC Power Systems.
Covering AC Power Safety, Shore Power Systems,
Power Inverters and AC Circuit Protection Principles.
As well as AC Short Circuit, Selecting Protective
Installation, Ground Leakage Protection and AC Machinery.
John C. Payne
The modern sport fisherman can customarily be found
aboard a 12' to
26' trailerable boat equipped with an outboard motor and an astonishing
assortment of electrical and electronic devices.
The Fisherman's Electrical Manual is the first book to
this bewildering array, helping readers to make the right choices for
their individual needs.
Subjects covered include: outboard electrics, trolling
downriggers and ion systems, trim tabs, batteries and battery charging,
boat wiring, sonar and fish finders, VHF and DSC radio, GPS, charts,
radar, and autopilots.
Thorough, well-organized, and written with clarity and
Fisherman's Electrical Manual will enhance the skills of any small boat
fisherman through a better understanding of the installation,
troubleshooting, and repairs of any and all electrical systems
associated with the rod and reel.
John C. Payne
Book 4 in the series discusses fuel system maintenance,
of filters, keeping the engine space cool, how to inspect a water pump
impeller, the function of oil lubrication, engine layup, electrical
troubleshooting checklist, testing the gauges; and much more.
The Great Cruising
Cookbook: An International
by John C. Payne
Written with wit and clarity this book makes the
learning to be a good sea cook much more entertaining than it might
This is an excellent guide to the task of providing good
Also included is a lot of basic but-need-to-know stuff,
kind of fruits and vegetables keep and how long, how to catch fish and
advice on galley equipment, safety, on board gardening (sprouting), and
hundreds of really excellent recipes.