Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

Patrick McAneny

Bill, I have received my Quick windlass control. I can't see the relays well enough to read the labels . I always assumed the panel detached from the cabinet to better access it. There is a brown wire (common I believe ) and a blue and black wire . Could you tell me , where you connected those wires ? It would save some time experimenting in a tight difficult spot to reach .
SM #123

-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 9:07 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

We used the two button one.  We thought about the one with the light, but decided to pass.

We mounted the socket for the connection on the aft bulkhead in the port side bow locker, since that is usually open anyway when we are anchoring to access washdown hose, snubber, etc.  Other people have mounted remotes in the forward cabin.  I'd rather not have to open that hatch if it was raining out, but I don't see one choice as a lot better than the other.

In any case, keep the socket pins coated with CorrosionX or other suitable material.  The way Amels are wired the control circuit is powered up all the time when you are sailing.  If it gets damp, stray currents can cause the pins to corrode.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Beverly, Mass

---In amelyac htowners@..., wrote :

Bill, I have wanted to add a remote for the windlass . I looked at your link to Quick , one question or two . Which remote did you buy , two buttons , led ? Did you mount a connection outside on the deck for the remote or install it down below and pass it up through the hatch ?
Pat SM #123

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