Maxwell Freedom 800 windlass foot switch problem and maintenance?
Curious - what is the life expectancy of the deck-mounted foot switches? Has anyone experienced issues with water getting into the switch and switch not operating properly? My "up" switch is intermittently working (mostly NOT working at all). I have 12 volts to the switch and no signs of corrosion at the terminals or wires. I'm thinking the foot switch just went bad and was going to replace both unless there is something else I might check?
Also, does anyone bother replacing the oil in these units as the gearbox is sealed? Oil level is about 7/8 to the top of the sight glass window. The only other maintenance I was going to do is pull the topworks and grease per manual along with checking and/or replacing the pressure arm. Any other points I should be looking at?
2003 Camano, only occasional use of windlass in summer months.