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Old 27-05-2010, 13:27   #1
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Muir Anchor Windlass Stuck

The Anchor is up and stuck on Deck. The Elecronic Control Box in the Cockpit for the Muir AnchorWinch does not turn on even when all the Breakers are turned on. All the other Instruments do come on and operate normal.

The Electronic Anchor Windlass Contol Box and Windlass operated normal
until a few days ago.

Becouse I just got the Yacht I have had no time going trough all the Manuals on Board.

Just wondering could there be an extra fuse which burned out, any sugestions----thanks
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Old 27-05-2010, 14:13   #2
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Time to break out the voltmeter and trace down wires. In a typical installation you will have a breaker between a direct run from the battery to the windlass. That would be the first place to check. Secondly there is a fuse between the switch and the solenoid. There are many other combinations but I would look at those two spots first. Another possibility is a short in the windlass motor. Try turning it by hand and hitting it a sharp blow with a hammer. These have all worked in the past for me.
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