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Old 02-20-2023, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default Windlass battery cables 3100

Has anyone installed a new windlass on a 3100. Mine is a 2004 3100se and did not have one when I purchased. I need to know the path for running the 2/0 battery cables from the anchor locker to the engine bay. There looks to be a tube coming up the port side in the anchor bay but I have tried to run a wire fish down with no success. Access to see this is near impossible. Also tried to fish from engine bay port side wiring tube but seems to stop about 6 ft in. Does anyone know if this port side tube is for that wiring. My manual doesn't show where the windlass battery cables run.

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Old 02-21-2023, 02:33 PM   #2

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You're not going to be able to make this run in one shot. You're going to need to go from bulkhead to bulkhead. IMHO the easiest path forward would be up the Port side behind the galley.

From the engine compartment into the port side locker by the stairs

From the port side locker by the through the back of the galley cabinets. (You may need to remove the fridge. You will need to remove drawers).

Into the space under the berth.

Then up into the anchor locker.

Expect to drill some holes.

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Old 07-25-2023, 10:09 PM   #3
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Are you sure you need 2/0 cables? The windlass on my 3200 is using 2 gauge and a 50A breaker, which is correct according to the manual.
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