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Celebrating to his contribution to the UK marine Industry – Tony Johns 

Every committee works as a team, your BMEEA committee comprises a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members, sometimes it is interesting to put faces to the team and the attached article very comprehensively sums up the BMEEA Secretary – Tony Johns! We have been lucky to have benefited from Tony’s services  for the …

June 27, 2019 Every committee works as a team, your BMEEA committee comprises a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members, sometimes it is interesting to put faces to the team and the attached article very comprehensively sums up the BMEEA Secretary – Tony Johns! We have been lucky to have benefited from Tony’s services  for the …

Impact of lightning or electrostatic charge 

Whether it be a direct hit or near strike, the likelihood is that all electronics on board a vessel will have some measure of damage caused by a direct lightning strike or close proximity to a significant Electrostatic discharge. Given the nature of an integrated system onboard of electrics and electronics it is impossible to …

March 11, 2019 Whether it be a direct hit or near strike, the likelihood is that all electronics on board a vessel will have some measure of damage caused by a direct lightning strike or close proximity to a significant Electrostatic discharge. Given the nature of an integrated system onboard of electrics and electronics it is impossible to …

RFi Interference from LED lighting 

Radio Frequency Interference RFi takes many forms and is a term generally used to cover the impact of uncontrolled Radio frequency emissions from one piece of equipment adversely affecting the performance of another piece of equipment. The increasing use of LED lighting onboard vessels has coincided with an increase in interference affecting the performance of …

January 20, 2019 Radio Frequency Interference RFi takes many forms and is a term generally used to cover the impact of uncontrolled Radio frequency emissions from one piece of equipment adversely affecting the performance of another piece of equipment. The increasing use of LED lighting onboard vessels has coincided with an increase in interference affecting the performance of …

Boat Care

Are you ready for Spring? Electrics and Electronics 

Lighter evenings are back and the sun has returned, albeit infrequently which means it's time to get ready for Spring. Here are some tips to get you started: Check the Shore power connections, inspect the cable and sockets, look for frayed cable, damaged insulation, corroded/ burnt pins and sockets, damaged external fittings and replace as required. …

March 14, 2020

Summer Boat Tips 

Summer is definitely here in all its British glory, here are some summer tips to keep you going: ·         Check all hull fittings and especially the transducers/sensors used by the onboard electronics, keep the screw threads of through-hull housings well-greased with silicone or water pump grease. Ensure that the outer surfaces of the housings are properly …

June 27, 2019

Latest Spring update for Boat tips 

Some more Spring tips for your boating pleasure: ·         Damp is the enemy of every electrical and electronic system, ensure the boat is well ventilated or installed with a dehumidifier. ·         Equipment left unused for extended periods of time can become erratic in operation due to damp affecting switch contacts, internal circuit boards, signal processors or even …

June 9, 2019

Are you ready for Spring? Electrics and Electronics 

With Winter on its way out and Spring definitely on its way, we have some spring preparation tips for you: Check the shore power connections, inspect the cable and sockets, look for frayed cable, damaged insulation, corroded/ burnt pins and sockets, damaged external fittings and replace as required. Test shore power functionality, use your local …

April 3, 2019

Impact of lightning or electrostatic charge 

Whether it be a direct hit or near strike, the likelihood is that all electronics on board a vessel will have some measure of damage caused by a direct lightning strike or close proximity to a significant Electrostatic discharge. Given the nature of an integrated system onboard of electrics and electronics it is impossible to …

March 11, 2019

Mid Winter Checks 

  Tis the season to be jolly - tis also the season where general maintenance is most important as visits the boat are less frequent and the weather is cold and wet. Here are some tips for what to check: Replace any cables or junction boxes that show any signs of wear, damage or overload …

December 24, 2018

Winterising your boat’s Electrics and Electronics 

With winter upon us we have some tips to help prepare your boat for the months ahead: Where possible, remove batteries and keep them warm and dry over the winter – if you are unable to do this, ask your local approved and qualified marine electrician to do this, ( for a list of BMEEA …

December 7, 2018