A few weeks ago I took my just-purchased boat out for a short shakedown sail.
A day or so later I noticed that the bowthruster switch (Perko 250W) was no longer working and the knob seembed broken.
I purchased a replacement switch and when I went to install the replacement, I got a big surprise (see attached pic). Basically the switch had melted down completely.
I replaced the switch with a new exact model and the windlass
(shares a circuit and master switch) is working, but the thruster is still not working (holding the "on" button at controll panel does not activate the panel).
I now have a new control panel
on order, hoping that the panel is somehow faulty, but I'm *very* worried about how I could have melted that switch. I've checked all fuses
and they are OK.
Any advice is much appreciated
SV Andiamo II