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.
Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness