Discussion in 'Ocean Yacht' started by Rob Wardlow, Apr 10, 2020.
breaker off if you don't have an on/off switch at the helm to prevent accidental use, correct?
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.
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.
I have an on/off switch at the helm which accomplishes that, so I don't touch my breaker except to occasionally test it
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.
Yes she works now and I already relocated it while I was there. Thanks for everyone's help!