Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass
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Thanks for the link to your forepeak wiring changes. That's now on my ever-increasing list of things to do. I will also put a breaker or fuse in the power line to the bow thruster. I'm interested to see your setup.
See you soon at the Rendezvous.
From: "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass
There is a write up of the wiring work I did on the windlass here: https://fetchinketch.net/boat-projects/windlass-wiring/ I haven't written up the changes I made to the sheet winch wiring yet, but it is on my to-do list :-)
The previous owner of Harmonie protected the bow thruster wiring by putting 125 amp terminal fuses on each of the four 24V battery positive terminals. When I upgraded the battery bank, the new batteries were just a tiny bit higher, and the terminal fuses no longer fit under the cover.
I replaced them with a single 500 amp fuse in the main battery wire before the shut down switches. That would blow before the cables to the windlass or the engine room melted down from a short somewhere.
There is no power supply switch on the thruster, other than the main power switch. Not a perfect solution, but I'll live with it.
Annapolis, MD, USA