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freedom 45 windlass

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:49 am
by lewharve
what windlass do you own
My boat didn't have one when we got the boat
so what should I buy

Re: freedom 45 windlass

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:18 am
by Hans
I have a Simpson Lawrence windlass. Next visit to the boat I'll see which one and take a picture.

Re: freedom 45 windlass

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:18 pm
by lewharve
I put in a Laffan's cayman it should do the job but it is blowing the breaker

Re: freedom 45 windlass

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:20 pm
by lewharve
blowing the breaker on the windlass any ideas how to find the short

Re: freedom 45 windlass

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:12 pm
by Castaway
Does it only blow when you run the windlass, or when you connect the breaker? If the former, it may be a short in the windlass, or, more likely, it is drawing too much current for the size of breaker. If it happens as soon as you reset the breaker, without the windlass being turned on, you have to disconnect things working from the windlass back to the breaker, in turn. When it doesn't happen, you know you have isolated the short, then you might just test with a multimeter until you find where it is. Or, send for a marine electrician and help pay off his mortgage! If you can't easily find the fault, that's the safe option, and cheap in the long term if it fireproofs the boat.

Re: freedom 45 windlass

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:24 pm
by lewharve
I have a 25 amp breaker on the windlass, Lafrans says I need a 100am breaker, which I guess the windlass needs a 100amps
I have 25 feet of double 0 wire
Do you think this set up will work with a 100 amps

Re: freedom 45 windlass

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 am
by GeoffSchultz
You'll be fine with 00 wire, but you definitely need a 100A breaker.

-- Geoff