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2007 Monterey 270 Windlass Problem

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I have a 2007 Monterey 270CR that has the Lewmar Sprint 600 Windlass. It suddenly stopped working right when it the chain jammed. Foot controls and helm controls result in nothing happening. I have a feeling it may be the windlass motor.

 

Does this windlass have a solenoid control? Thought I remembered reading somewhere that the SPRINT 600 model does not have one, only the control switch mounted at helm and foot switches. How do you check the switch at helm to see if there is a problem there 1st before removing the entire windlass from the boat.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Thanks!!!

 

Ken

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Sounds like you just tripped the breaker. Not sure where it is on the 270....it might be near your battery switches. If you have a manual, it'll show you where the switch is, if not you can download the manual from this site.

 

Good Luck

Dan

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Dan,

 

Thanks for the suggestion. I actually went down to the boat on Saturday (after typing the message) and checked the breaker and it was fine. Also had some help in checking the electricals and discovered power everywhere except at the windlass.

 

Turns out the negative cables at the battery was loose and that what was causiong the windlass stoppage! Those dam wingnuts became loose!

 

Also: Discovered two wire attachments for the main helm breaker and main cabin breaker (located in compartment on reat starboard side) were just about coming undone due to the nut being very loose.

 

In any event, I would still like to know how the windlass is actually wired and whether there is a solenoid somewhere on the boat?

 

Ken

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Dan,

 

Thanks for the suggestion. I actually went down to the boat on Saturday (after typing the message) and checked the breaker and it was fine. Also had some help in checking the electricals and discovered power everywhere except at the windlass.

 

Turns out the negative cables at the battery was loose and that what was causiong the windlass stoppage! Those dam wingnuts became loose!

 

Also: Discovered two wire attachments for the main helm breaker and main cabin breaker (located in compartment on reat starboard side) were just about coming undone due to the nut being very loose.

 

In any event, I would still like to know how the windlass is actually wired and whether there is a solenoid somewhere on the boat?

 

Ken

 

 

Hi,

Here is a link to the Lewmar manual http://www.lewmar.com/assets/img/dataset/Manual-Sprint_600.pdf

 

See page 13 for wiring information

You said you have foot switces and a helm switch, therefore you must have a control box. This also contains your "solenoid". You won't see a "solenoid" like on a starter motor for your engine/s. It should be about the size of 2 or 3 cigarette packet stacked on top of each other

 

(Where you don't have footswitches see page 12)

 

I don't have a 270 so I can't comment where it would be located on your boat but usually they are not too far from the windlass itself and / or the foot switches. I would try tracing the wires from the foot switches first. It should be fairly easy to identify with heavy guage battery (+ and -) entering and leaving with lighter guage 'switch' wires for your helm / footswitches entering

 

Hope this helps some

 

Regards

Ian

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