About Your Tutor – Electrical Engineer, Boat-Builder-Dealer and Sailor Valuable tuition for the boat-builder-dealer, marine mechanic and electrician
ABOUT THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND COURSE TUTOR (boat-builder-dealer) The Marine Electrical School Founder, Principal and Course Tutor is John C Payne He is author of several acclaimed books for sailors, boaters, boat-builder-dealer and more. The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible, The Motorboat Electrical and Electronics Manual and the Fishermen’s Electrical Manual; as well as the Understanding Boat Electrics series of electrical books. (boat-builder-dealer)
After completion of his electrical training he commenced a seagoing career initially as a Marine Engineer and then Electrical Officer on a variety of commercial vessel types including computerized and automated vessels. After transferring into the offshore oil industry on Dynamically Positioned (DP) Dive Vessels and DP Drillships, he worked for several leading offshore drilling companies on a variety of rig types specializing in DP and Deepwater, both in offshore electrical roles and ashore as Electrical Maintenance Supervisor. He was also responsible for writing and implementing Planned Maintenance Systems and providing technical support to rig fleets. He is a Licensed Electrical (AC) Contractor, and has formal Safety Management, and Training and Development qualifications and is a Lead Auditor for the ISO9000 Quality Management Systems and International Safety Management (ISM) Code for Shipping. (boat-builder-dealer)
He has been employed by one the world's leading maritime consultancy companies and been engaged in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and trials of the worlds new and most advanced DP deepwater drilling installations and their systems, trials of new vessels and their DP and electrical power management systems. He is a qualified Marine Surveyor and has acted as an Electrical and Automation Expert Witness in major maritime litigation cases. More recently he was the Commissioning Manager for the world’s largest ever floating production and drilling semi-submersible rig, BP Thunderhorse and is currently involved with another high profile oil vessel project. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Diagnostic Engineers. (boat-builder-dealer)
As a formally qualified Technical Author and Writer he has been involved in defining and writing maintenance and operating manuals for a range of projects including military helicopters, hydrographic survey vessels, submarine sonar systems, High Voltage systems and Information Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators and Licentiate City and Guilds of London in Technical Authorship. (boat-builder-dealer)
Once a competition racing sailor, he is an experienced cruising yachtsman and has owned a number of sailing yachts and motor vessels. He is regularly published in major yachting and boating magazines in the UK, United States and Australia and regularly lectures on marine electrical and electronics subjects. (boat-builder-dealer)
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