Thread: Lewmar Windlass
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Pressing that red button should trip it...and the yellow flag will jump out at the bottom...reset the flag and trip it again...then test your voltage. Remeber, only 12V + is passing thru the breaker. You will need a nearby ground source...preferably the lead that runs up to the Lewmar...If you have voltage read the following:

Are you reading across the connections at the relay? Is the relay mounted forward or in the console? The large red and black that go to the relay should be checked first and then make sure once the relay is energized the voltage is passing thru to the Lewmar..

There are several stages involved to get power to the Lewmar

Also, my Lewmar ProFish 700 came with a 50 amp breaker...25 seems a little light
I wasn't checking the voltage properly the other day, thanks for the advice in your reply. Turns out the breaker seems to be working fine. Measuring 12V when closed and 0 when tripped. I also checked the continuity on the switch (to go up or down) and it seems to be good too. Although it only reads 6v when switched. Maybe that's normal I'm not sure. You mentioned the solenoid (relay) and I hate to say it but I can't find it. The wires from the switch go into a wire hole in the console. I also don't see it under the windlass unit itself (where the anchor rode sits). So that's where I'm stuck now. Where are the solenoids typically installed? This is a proline 23' center console.

I attached a pic of what I'm looking for.
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