I believe you need to get a reversing solenoid (similar to this... http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...9414&id=132490
).* You would move the big cables from your foot switches to the appropriate lugs on the reversing solenoid.
It's then easy to wire multiple, low-amp remotes using small wires. I think you could still use your existing foor switches as low-amp controls but it might be cleaner to replace those too.
I replaced a single direction windlass, which only had a single foot switch, with a new Maxwell with a reversing solenoid.* I added switches at both helms and also a handheld, plug-in remote at the bow.* I also re-used the up-only foot-switch but never use it.* The wiring wasn't particularly complex but you do need to get it straight in your head before doing it.
-- Edited by Tonic on Sunday 20th of November 2011 10:31:15 AM