Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement Chain Counter with new Lewmar/Maxwell/AA system
George, I just had a Maxwell counter installed and it was necessary to install new wiring . I did not do the work , so do not know if it was difficult to pull the new wires. A few months ago someone wrote that the Quick did not need new wiring , you may want to check into that.
Pat SM # 123
From: gdagreen@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 3:43 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement Chain Counter with new Lewmar/Maxwell/AA system
I have a 2004 Amel 53( COCO) with a non functioning chain counter and intend to replace it with either a wired or wireless system from Lewmar/Maxwell/AA ( They are all made by AA!).
Would be most appreciative to learn of other owners who have dealt with this problem. Specifically:
1. Can the existing original wire from the windlass to the cockpit be easily replaced by snaking the new wires onto the old or by another method?
1.b If not, can the original wiring be used to splice onto the wire end fittings of the AA system without loss of signal strength.
2. Failing that, wireless systems are availible, but I have no idea how reliable they are, given the distance from windlass to cockpit. Experience,please?? I believe wireless systems work up to 30ft.
many thanks in advance