Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-21-2017, 06:26 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
ddalme's Avatar
 
City: LAFAYETTE,LA
Vessel Name: Relenti
Vessel Model: Atlantic 30, 1983
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 451
For the wench to run you must have + and -. One of your switches made contact. Got wet??? I'd check all my switches and wiring on the solenoid.
ddalme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2017, 05:03 AM   #22
Guru
 
motion30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,119
Yes I believe the solenoid could stick intermittently also low voltage can make it stick as well
motion30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2017, 05:38 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
City: Jarrettsville, MD.
Vessel Model: Mainship Pilot 30' Rumrunner
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 157
In my case it was the solenoid/ relay.
jskinner30PII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2017, 10:38 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Symphony's Avatar
 
City: New Haven, Ct
Vessel Name: - - - -
Vessel Model: ex - Vicem 58
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 144
I saw this same problem occur with a power halyard winch on a large sailboat. The winch powered up by itself when no one was around and did quite a lot of damage to the mast and halyard system. Damp salt environment was able to connect the switch contacts, and the owner had left the power winch main breaker on.

I also know friends with Amel sailboats that have had this same problem with their anchor windlass motor.

Now I always shut the big electric motors off at the main breaker if I'm not using them.
Symphony is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012