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  1. Allow me to attempt to provide an answer to your question. I think the second part of your question is easier to answer than the first part, speed, unless there is someone with the exact same boat and setup. The speed probably varies based on the propeller size/type, hull shape, weight etc. Using the stats provided by Mercury Marine https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/engines/inboard-and-sterndrive/mercruiser/82l/, this engine produces 430 HP, 4600 - 5000 Maximum RPM @WOT. Not sure if the engine is a Mercury Marine or Volvo Penta but it is a Chevy 502 so the brands are probably similar in HP and RPM. I would say that what you reported seems to be accurate with these stats.
  2. Greetings, Trying to understand/troubleshoot the windlass operation on a 2004 Monterey 302 that I have been working on for the last couple of years. The windlass is the original Simpson Lawrence, not sure if it's a 600 or 700 since I can't see the label on the windlass. On another note, I was able to get the bow thruster working so hoping that this problem is easy to resolve. I disconnected the windlass motor from the terminals in the anchor locker and connected directly to a 12V battery and it worked. Reversed the polarity back in forth caused the anchor to go up and down. I found the circuit breaker which is installed on the battery panel, for clarification, this is the panel that controls the battery voltage for the port/starboard motors and the generator. The circuit breaker switch is okay. One other thing I'm going to do is ohm out the wire from the circuit breaker so I can make sure power is going to the terminals in the anchor locker. There is one cut wire. If you've ever worked on a boat that someone else owned, you realized that people do some stupid things to save money not to fix something. Will also attempt to find the ground since the wires are packaged up . Here's my question: Where is the solenoid reversing switch? There should be one somewhere since there are foot switches as well as a 3 position toggle switch at the helm. I read a previous post where the individual said there wasn't one on the 298. My understanding is this is required like the bow thruster to reverse the direction. I suspect it's somewhere in the helm but before I start taking things apart I wanted ask someone. Thanks in advance for you help.
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