Vogel, Carl Build Your Own Electric Boat

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Build Your Own Electric Boat

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9780071748940: Build Your Own Electric Boat

A step-by-step guide to building an electric boat from the ground up

Build Your Own Electric Boat provides all the information needed to build an electric boat with hybrid options, or to convert an existing boat. This how-to book brings together all current data, materials, and components to build a complete electric boat of varying sizes, depending your requirements and budget. Current styles and designs of various boats for use in conversions, both large and small, are covered. Chapters include sections on parts, design, batteries, controller, motors, marine propulsion, propellers, hull design, hybrid systems, solar, alternate fuels for use in hybrids systems, marine safety in regards to electricity, and sources for components. Also included are tables and easy-to-understand formulas the average person can understand.

Build Your Own Electric Boat:

  • Includes information on building smaller, affordable electric boats for half the budget and half the work, for those with limited capital, free time, and expertise
  • Provides a one-stop resource, covering everything from a survey of available parts to details on components, technology, and suppliers
  • Offers information about alternative fuels and how they apply to the marine industry
  • Covers all technical information about batteries, controllers, motors, and other components
  • Features a companion web site with updates on new technologies, chat, and Q&A section

Complete coverage:
Description of Electric Boats; Electric Boats on the Market; Boat Selection; Propellers; Marine Propulsion Systems; Marine Control Systems; Design & Calculation Selection; Electric Motors; Batteries; Motor Controllers; Battery Chargers; Solar Options; Hybrid Options; Wiring; Accessories; Installing the Electric Motor; Installing Batteries; Tying All Systems Together; Running and Testing Your Final Conversion; Sources, Parts, Conversion Companies, Experts, and Parts

Up-to-date, easy-to-follow coverage of electricity and electronics

In Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition, a master teacher provides step-by-step lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications. Detailed illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions make it easy to learn the material quickly. This fully revised resource starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications, such as communications systems and robotics. Solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, make power calculations, optimize system performance, and prepare for licensing exams with help from this hands-on guide.

Updated for the latest technological trends:

  • Wireless systems
  • Fiber Optics
  • Lasers
  • Space Communications
  • Mechatronics

Comprehensive coverage includes:
Direct-Current Circuit Basics and Analysis * Resistors * Cells and Batteries * Magnetism * Inductance * Capacitance * Phase * Inductive and Capacitive Reactance * Impedance and Admittance * Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis, Power, and Resonance * Transformers and Impedance Matching * Semiconductors * Diode Applications * Power Supplies * Bipolar and Field-Effect Transistors * Amplifiers and Oscillators * Digital and Computer Basics * Antennas for RF Communications * Integrated Circuits * Electron Tubes * Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation * Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals * Advanced Communications Systems

Make Great Stuff!
TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

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About the Author:

Carl Vogel is President of Vogelbilt Corporation, a research, engineering, and development company for alternate fuels and alternate-fueled vehicles. Vogelbilt also supplies alternate fuels and is in the process of building a renewable fueling station. Vogel previously worked for Curtis instruments, a pioneer in solid state motor controllers for electric vehicles. He teaches at SUNY Farmingdale and is the author of Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle.

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