I have bypassed the windless interlock on my Orana
. On the Orana
control is installed on the wrong side of the anchor winch
by FP. So the only way to ensure the cable doesn't cross the chain is to operate the anchor winch
by standing on the locker lid. So after several near misses it finally got chewed up - so I re-routed the remote
control cable and bypassed the necessity of running the starboard engine to operate the anchor windless.
First of all you need to locate the anchor solenoid - this controls the windless. The anchor windless solenoid has 3 large (heavy duty cable) 8mm circular connections, the centre connection is the +12v to the solenoid via the windless breaker. When 12v is switched up one of the remaining two 8mm connections the chain goes up, switching the other connection causes the chain to go down. The solenoid switching is contolled by 3 much smaller push fit connections. The centre connection is fed with "engine on" 12v via the alternator
I suspect. The remote/foot switch connects this 12v to one of other 2 connections. These two connections engages the solenoid and causes the chain to go up or down depending on which connection has 12v on it. So to bypass the lockout connect 12v (via a 5amp fuse and an overide switch) to the centre small push-on connection. Whenever the switch is on the windless will operate regardless of whether the engine is running. Due to a current
draw of about 80-100 amps it is easy to flatten a battery
without care so thats why its best to have an overide switch - mine is in the anchor locker
close to the windless.