Windlass breaker location in R40

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Windlass breaker location in R40

Post by Tony-Bavaria » Mon May 13, 2019 2:53 pm

In a attempt to pull anchor last week neither the helm control or the manual operated control at the pulpit would actuate the windlass. The control 5A fuse is Ok, but must be a breaker somewhere between the house battery and the windlass motor? Any ideas to where the breaker might be located? . My boat have a bow thruster so the windlass is feeded form the thruster battery.We were able to retrieve the anchor manually.
One interesting trouble shooting is to be close to the windlass and push the manual button, the relay makes noise.

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Re: Windlass breaker location in R40

Post by rpontual » Wed May 15, 2019 11:52 am

Because you have the bowl thruster and the windlass is powered by its battery, I have few suggestions of location:

1) Under the bed close to the bowl thruster battery,
2) Port side where the relay is located ( the manual points to the location of the relay )

Given the high amperage, it is very unlikely that Bavaria routed the wire towards the fuse panel under the stairs or the engine room.

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