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Old 17-07-2019, 17:48   #16
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Re: OK to use larger fuse?

Originally Posted by KP44 View Post
Fuses and breakers protect the wiring; not the windlass. It is likely your windlass is wired with 1/0 or 2/0 cable, which will easily handle 120 amps.

Hah! A friend with a 46' sailboat from a big name boat builder,(Tartan) had #6 wire to the windlass. When he finally ventured forth into the real world he had had to rewire in MX I think. What a pain.
I have a crappy windlass but huge (00) wires and the thing will pull it's gut's out if you let it. It might be the cheaper way to go, using bigger cable instead of the next size bigger windlass.
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