Manuals for Blue Sea electrical equipment

Dennison Berwick at launch of Marine Diesel Basics 1 in Toronto, Canada

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3 simple steps to make your diesel system reliable and robust

STEP ONE  - Get the manuals for your equipment

Owner, Workshop and Parts Manuals are important documents that should be part of every vessel's library. They contain the detailed information necessary for safe operation, maintenance and correct servicing.  

The manuals on this page are provided for public information and education and can be downloaded for free.  All copyrights belong to copyright holders stated in the documents.

congratulations - by downloading these free manuals you are taking an important step towards making your engine more reliable and robust.


STEP TWO - regular maintenance

Simple, regular maintenance is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to avoid problems and accelerated engine wear. Most expensive repairs start from a lack of basic maintenance or ignoring small warnings. The work is not difficult - it just needs to be done.

The purpose is so that we can enjoy our boat for all the reasons we bought her. Trust yourself. Do the work regularly and be methodical.


Download free checklists here

if you need clear, easy-to-understand help

300+ drawings

Seeing is Understanding

Marine Diesel Basics 1
Maintain, Winterize and Recommission

•  explains all parts of the marine diesel system - fuel,
lubrication, breathing, electrics, stern gland, propeller etc.
•  140+ tasks, 300+ drawings, 222 pages
•  tasks are fully explained with clear drawings and minimal text
•  all tools & supplies needed are illustrated for each task
•  paperback US$15.99 £10.99 €12.99
•  ebook (kindle, kobo, ibooks, google, epub) US$9.99


STEP THREE - keep a Maintenance Logbook

Keep a detailed and accurate record:

  1. all the work done on your diesel system - what, when  & by who
  2. inventory of serial numbers, component descriptions
  3. early warning of potential problems
  4. time and details of any changes in performance

Use a notebook or use your iPad, tablet or desktop and record the information in an editable PDF directly as you work.

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Maintenance eLogbook

If you've every struggled to keep a logbook, this editable eLogbook may be exactly the help you need.

- "fillable form" PDF
- clickable checklists
- write, edit  details of all tasks completed
- 40+ drawings to help inspections
- all common measurements with live calculators
- just $7.99 196 pages

"the Perfect Logbook" - verified purchaser

Blue Sea Distribution Panel Guide

Guide and Catalogue

Electrical Distribution Panel Guide


12 pages
publ. - no date given


MB file 

Blue Sea DC Power Distribution Panel PN8261 Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

DC Power Distribution Panel

PN 8261 8 Position Water Resistant
PN 8262 4 Position Water Resistant

2 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1 MB file

Blue Sea Custom Electrical Panel Brochure


Custom Electrical Panel


2 pages
publ. 2014


4 MB file

Blue Sea E Series Battery Switch PN5510E Manual


e-Series Dual Circuit Battery Switch

PN 5510e

4 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Blue Sea E Series Battery Switch PN11001 Manual


e-Series Selector 3 Position Battery Switch with AFD

PN 11001

2 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Blue Sea M Series Battery Switch 6004 Manual


M Series Battery Switch 6004


2 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1 MB file

Blue Sea M Series Switch 6005 Manual


M Series Switch 6005

2 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1 MB file

Blue Sea M Series Switch 6005 Drawing


M Series Switch 6005


1 page
publ. February 2017


< 1 MB file

Blue Sea Charging Relay ML-ACR Installation & Operation Manual

Installation & Operation Manual

Charging Relay ML-ACR


4 pages
publ. - no date given


<1 MB file

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