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Windlass Breaker 92 53 ss

Discussion in 'Ocean Yacht' started by Rob Wardlow, Apr 10, 2020.

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  1. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    breaker off if you don't have an on/off switch at the helm to prevent accidental use, correct?
  2. Capt Ralph

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    Most surveyors down here suggest that the main battery switch off when not in use.

    Now, My story.
    I installed a new LoFrans on our Bert 2 years ago. During the install the only ANL fuse I had was a bit over sized, I would get a new one next time at the store.
    During the install, Some rain kept me off the for deck for a couple of days.
    Next sunny day, I was back cleaning up and sealing the deck / foot switches and finishing the headliner install.
    The time had finally arrived. I lifted the switch cover and hit the switch to lower the anchor,,,, nothing.
    Seems the up button got wet, brand new motor burned up because I left the battery switch on.
    F M
    Seems the price of a windlass is tall because of these freaking expensive motors.
    Double F M

    I do have the correct fuse in now AND my switch is always off when not in use.
  3. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    I have an on/off switch at the helm which accomplishes that, so I don't touch my breaker except to occasionally test it
  4. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    That on/off is a battery disconnect switch? Then you got it.

    My cables, lugs, crimps, fuse holders and other items were already in my shops inventory. Did not have a correct sized breaker (or fuse).
    One day, I'll incorporate the switch into a breaker switch and get rid of the fuse. Till then, mine works well also.:D:D
  5. Rob Wardlow

    Rob Wardlow New Member

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    Yes she works now and I already relocated it while I was there. Thanks for everyone's help!