When I checked the excitation to the 12v alternator I only had 7volts, perhaps not enough to start the alternator? I need to reconnect the cable back to the alternator and test it again. Must be a bad contact somewhere.
I am totally stumped about what to do with the rope in the mast, only about 5 metres came out of the mast at the bottom after it broke, the rest of the rope is jammed inside the mast, thoughts? What can I do? I am trying to resist the urge to winch it out, I know it shall damage something. Are the electrical wires in this section too?