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Coastal 330 and 290 owners, windlass question

Postby 290Coastal » September 13th, 2012, 8:47 am

I bought my boat and there is a factory installed Lewmar Windlass. From what i have gathered its a Concept V3 (pictured below)

how fast does your windlass go down and how fast does it come up? Unfortunately I dont have any friends with the same one to compare. Last time (and the only time since i own the boat) I used it and thought it was super slow. Is that normal? I am guessing 20fpm or less. and a HUGE Drain on the batteries while in use.

is this normal, or should i have the motor rebuilt.

12v windlass
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Re: Coastal 330 and 290 owners, windlass question

Postby Capricorn » September 13th, 2012, 10:45 am

Hi 290Coastal,

I have not experienced that issue.

I have found that the windlass doesn't operate on the house battery. Tried that alongside to dump the anchor and rode for marking.

Works fine with both engines running, good speed and have done a little test of its pulling power and works fine.
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