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Re: Windlass rewire
If you have power to the breaker with engine off then it seems to me that without the extra grunt from the engine you don't have enough current getting through to the windlass itself. Possible cause could simply be poor or corroded terminals. If I remember rightly yours is a Beneteau correct ? I'd have thought it unlikely that the wiring would be undersized but that could be an issue if it is.
With engine off what voltage at the breaker ? With engine on ?
You should then check voltage at the windlass itself.
One other thought ... if the windlass won't spin with no load then you may be up for a windlass service.
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