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Old 24-06-2012, 11:18   #1
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Electric Winch Breaker Location ?

Anyone know where the electric winch breaker is located?

My e- winch stopped working yesterday and I suspect it may be the breaker/fuse. Only problem is that I don't know where it's located.

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Anyone know where the electric winch breaker is located?

My e- winch stopped working yesterday and I suspect it may be the breaker/fuse. Only problem is that I don't know where it's located.

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On French boats it's typically near the battery switches.
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Old 24-06-2012, 15:27   #3
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Re: Electric Winch Breaker Location ?

Thanks--I looked there but will check again.
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Have a look in the cuboard dorr where the switch for the shore power or genset use is located.
Just inside the sliding door on the side of the electrical cabinet where the glass door is with all the switches
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Re: Electric Winch Breaker Location ?

Thanks Dirkdig!
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No problem, after 3 years i am still finding out what things do on my boat.
Such a well built and equipped rig.
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Old 25-06-2012, 00:21   #7
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Re: Electric Winch Breaker Location ?

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Anyone know where the electric winch breaker is located?

My e- winch stopped working yesterday and I suspect it may be the breaker/fuse. Only problem is that I don't know where it's located.

Thanks!
If you are talking of Anchor winch and not the sheet-winches then it is in the locker forward of the cabin under the hinged seat... Cheers
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Re: Electric Winch Breaker Location ?

On our Lagoon400 all the breakers of the electric winches & anchor windlass are located on the front of the bed in the aff/port cabin.
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On our Lagoon400 all the breakers of the electric winches & anchor windlass are located on the front of the bed in the aff/port cabin.
Hi maybe 440's are different to 400's etc, ours are in electrical cabinet as per dirkdig and anchor breaker in fwd locker.
Although im finding fuses relays etc everywhere!!!!
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Re: Electric Winch Breaker Location ?

On most 440s there are two breakers for the e-winches. One set above galley in upper cabinet, the others in the inside the starboard facing door of the breaker sets just to port of the sliding door
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Re: Electric Winch Breaker Location ?

Like Dirkdig, our breakers are in the electrical panel for the winches and outside forward locker under the middle hatch just inside to the right.

Regarding the electric winches. Thought you might be interested in a post I did on the lagoon owners yahoo group! We now an E-Stop for the whole system designed and built to install in the fall!

On May 28, 2012, at 12:29 PM, Scott Mcauley wrote:Runaway electric winches!
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Ok, so I heard about it, read about it in the Ocean Navigator in an article by Nigel Calder, and then experienced it!
The mainsheet winch went out of control and would not shut off! My brother and I were sailing to Antigua and put a second reef into the mainsail. As I stepped on the mainsheet button to sheet in the main the winch went into high speed and would not shut down. I had to react quickly by taking the sheet out of the self tailer and letting the drum spin while my brother Mark ran below to kill the power to the winch. We had reviewed the main shut off breakers before we left Grenada, (thank god) so Mark knew were to go and actually ended up turning off all the breakers. A very dangerous situation for sure especially if someone is going up the rig and this happens!
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I assumed it was the floor switch but it turned out to be the control box itself. I think that the high gear switch fused together for some reason. I could still use the low gear switch and then reversed the power cables which gave me high gear again, if that all makes sense.
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No big deal switching out the control box and we have adopted a new sailing policy to not leave the sheets or halyards loaded on the winches in the self tailer and use the jammers instead.
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The big problem from my perspective is that this is a very dangerous situation if a winch goes out of control and it is just me or my wife on deck. You have to let the sheet go free, leave the flybridge, and run to the electrical panel to kill the power to the winch. There are five breakers controlling the winches so we will need to memorize which one goes where so we could do this even in the dark.
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I think a better plan is to put in a kill switch near the helm station on the flybridge to kill the power to all the winches instantly. Something you could even push with your foot or toe if your hands are busy controlling the lines on the runaway winch.
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Anyone have experience with this or have some thoughts on the best way to do this?
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Thanks for the help!!!
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