How Captain Carli protect His boat switch panel during fishing

Marine switch panels
These switch panels are built up of high impact UV-stabilized plastic. Contains water resistant fuse holders. To ensure that it’s totally waterproof and watertight, there are usually added seals.
The carelessness towards electric panels and faulty electricity connections are the major reasons for the most severe life and property losses. To ensure proper electricity flow, one must first ensure the complete safety of one’s switch panels. Nowadays boat switch panels are available that has made our life in water much carefree and easy by providing water resistant fuses for electricity flow. But the utmost safety of these boat switch panels also must be ensured.
In today’s discussion, Captain carli uncover certain basic yet uncommon ways of protecting our Boat switch panels to ensure our safety.

Some Easy Steps Captain Carli Protecting marine switch panels

The basic care that one must employ towards these marine switch panels is keeping them away from all kinds of oils, dust and fuming fuels or vapors, or any source of dripping water and moisture. Needless to say that these switches must be located away from windows since there are high chances of water getting splashed on these switches and ruining them.boat switch panel
Also, make sure that there is sufficient space around panels to operate them, and no parts of the panel should be exposed.
Another way is to opt for splash proof and water resistant marine panels having anti-corrosion and overload protection features.
Many larger boats have two-way power system; AC and DC. One may be aware of the efficient use of these systems, but it does require a course of basic understandings to ensure a longer life for your marine switch panels. Some points to remember can be; while shifting from shore to generator, remember to shut off these systems first or else it could increase the chances of a short circuit. Another thing to follow is not switching too many loads at the same time as AC power comes from shore when on the dock and from the generator when the boat is in water, both of which includes a limited capacity of amp loads.
Apparently, the most dangerous part about these electrical switches is that their wiring is invisible. You would only know through results that something is going correct or wrong. So to be able to do certain troubleshooting while on board, it is important to understand your marine DC basics.
Apart from taking care of AC and DC, one also has to learn that modern electronics work on smoke, so if smoke escapes from any piece of marine switch panel, it is an indicator that it is about to stop. And to save this, never try to cut and shorten GPS antenna cables or marine network cables. Always save wires and wiring bundles from getting scratches and scraping or else it could increase the chances of a short circuit. An inappropriately sized fuse can also enhance the chances of the accident, and even that should be placed vigilantly.
If any of these caring tips seems too tough or complex, one could always hire a Boat electrician to serve the needful.

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About Captain Carli

Captain Bill Carli

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Captain Bill Carli has been boating in the waters of the San Juan Islands for over 22 years. He is an expert at finding whales for his guests. He is also very knowledgeable about all of the wildlife the San Juan Islands has to offer.

Like many visitors who come to the San Juans for a vacation and end up staying here, he and his wife Christy both realized that this was going to become their home the very first time the ferry pulled into Friday Harbor. Twenty-three years later they are still here. The Island is their home, and they truly enjoy sharing its wonders with others.

For over ten years they owned and operated the Argyle House Bed & Breakfast. During that time they greeted over 20,000 B & B guests. They have since sold the B & B, but the same joy and enthusiasm of sharing this paradise carries over to their Whale Watching/Marine Eco-tourism excursions. Their customers sure seem to think so! Read their Guest Comments page.

Bill is also an accomplished author. He is the author of Sunset Run, and the Captain Mondo adventure/romance series. His first novel Sunset Run, published in 2006, has met with critical acclaim. The story is set initially in Europe and then the Pacific Northwest. It includes adventure, good vs. evil, kidnapping, and romance on the high seas.

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Parting Thoughts from Captain Bill

To truly experience the natural beauty of the San Juan Islands, you need to see them from the water. To experience the Orca whales you can’t go to Marine World, you need to see them in their native environment. I have been amazed at the curiosity that the Orcas have displayed to us, as we watched them. I can not help but feel that we are watching a creature as intelligent as we are, as curious as we are, and as fun loving as we try to be.

Best Wishes,
Captain Bill Carli

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Captain Carli: Toll Free 888-221-1331, local 360-378-0302 | P.O. Box 2569 | Friday Harbor, WA 98250

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Tour info:
Captain Carli’s tours depart daily from the Port of Friday Harbor.

Our trips last on average three to four hours.

For your comfort we have a six guest limit per trip. No smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed.

Rates:
$74per person (plus tax);
$64 children under 12 (plus tax)

Departure time:
Daily, 11 am ( please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure )
Afternoon and evening trips by request

Departs: Port of Friday Harbor, Spring Street Landing, ( located 100 yards from Washington State Ferry and under Downriggers Resturant. Soulmate is located on the right hand side of the floating dock. with our sign in front).

Credit Card Info: VISA/Master Card and Cash payment accepted on the boat. No credit cards will be charged until the day of tour.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available with three days notice if you need to cancel. Cancellations with less than three days’ notice are charged 50%. A 100% charge will be made for same day cancellations and no-shows.
NO WHALE DAYS?
There are days during the season when the whales will be out of range and we will not be able to see them.

What do we do then? Well…

Viewing the Orca Whales is the main reason people go out with me and I do everything that I can to find them and allow each of my guests to have a great whale watching experience. I (as well as most whale watch companies) belong to a spotting network out of British Columbia that tracks the whales and tell us where they are by cell phone and pager. If the whales are close we will find them. If they are not, then we simply look at all the other beauties of nature and enjoy the wildlife that lives here and the beauty of the San Juan Islands.

Captain Carli Whale Watch Tours
Captain Carli: Toll Free 888-221-1331, local 360-378-0302 | P.O. Box 2569 | Friday Harbor, WA 98250
www.carliwhalewatch.com | info@carliwhalewatch.com

Whale Watching Tours Are Not Available From November 1st to March 30th Each Year

Interested in Sailing in the San Juan’s? Visit www.sanjuanclassicdaysailing.com

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