Originally Posted by Dahonez
Pulled the anchor yesterday morning and the chain came in slowly then stopped! Got it in manually, got to our next destination and launched the anchor....slowly then it stopped again. Seemed like a week battery so checked the battery and at rest it was 12.68V. Topped of all cells and then ran the generator the next morning...same result. Do I have a separate battery for the winless that is hidden? Would corroded contacts in the control box allow a week current flow? Help! Thanks in advance.
I donít know how the Helmsman is setup, but I would be surprised if the windlass is run off the house bank. On many boats a windlass battery is located in the bow under the forward berth. On others, like mine, I have a separate battery bank for thrusters, windlass, and hoist.
I would check any schematic you may have for your boat or simply trace the wires from the windlass back until you find the battery.