Mardi Gras - thanks for the comments. Yes from my short experience it seems very common for folks to use the electric winch to hoist individuals. If folks were made aware of the risk they are taking (i.e. going up a mast is risky in itself, but using an electric winch with the track record
of Harken's now that is a much more daring scenario.
My electric winch also works in manual, which is good in case I have a problem as like now. Consensus view is to gain access to the winch motor
and control box is by taking out helm electronics
i.e. e120 chartplotter
. This should provide us an avenue to view the equipment as well as remove and replace the unit.
I'm not sure that I'm a fan of how Lagoon has designed limited access to these vital equipment components? Professional electricians who are French also are amazed that the builder
fails to provide access. Jury is still out. Taking out the cabinets is way too difficult, will most likely damage the cabinets in the process and would never get put back in the same way. Resulting in permanent damage to the boat simple to due what should be normal maintenance
If more Lagoon owners complained just maybe Lagoon would be more consumer focused get off their "arse" and do something, but I'm not holding my breath. In many regards they build a good product, it is a shame they fail in areas that should be easy to fix and provide a real benefit to consumers and thereby increase Lagoon's sales. Hey, but that is the logical way to look at things.....