Windlass Foot Switch Upgrade

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Simon65, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Simon65

    Simon65 New Member

    8
    Nov 6, 2017
    2004 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer
    Upgrades below
    Mercruiser 8.1S Horizons w/V-Drives
    Zintex Gasoline Monitor
    Krohler Generator
    I know there have been a few threads on this subject already so apologies if I am covering old ground but I need some advice please.

    Want to change out old white Windlass footswitches on 2004 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer fitted with Lofrans Progress Windlass to stainless steel.

    Questions I have:

    1. Has anyone sourced stainless steel footswitch covers with same hole to hole dimensions as original switch covers? I have found some but only has 5 holes not 6 and not sure if they would fit.
    2. If the footswitch cover is removed is the diaphragm switch a separate part or are they integrated like on some of the models I have seen?
    3. The SR parts manual isn’t very conclusive but can anyone confirm that if I purchase complete new footswitches that I should order Heavy Duty type? I can see from electrical diagram that there is a 100 Amp Windlass breaker and separate 5 Amp breakers.

    Any advice that can be given would be great including any retailers that you know with stainless steel foot switch covers/footswitches complete that match up with the SR design and hole pattern.

    Many thanks,

    Simon
     
  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    1. Can't Help with stainless.
    2. Yes, separate part from the actual housing and cover.
    3. SKU = MAX-P19007 - Wholesale marine - Direct replacements, drop right in, same screw hole pattern.
     
  3. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Make sure the up/down arrow is facing the correct way BEFORE bedding it back down....don't ask me how I know.
     
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  4. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    I could be wrong but I think a member on here was producing the stainless switch covers at one time. It may have been Quint4, but again my memory is not what it used to be!
     
  5. Royal Lichter

    Royal Lichter Member

    66
    Jan 22, 2018
    2005 Sea Ray Sundancer 260
    Single MerCruiser Mag 350 MPI w/ Bravo III
    tagging onto this thread...
     
  6. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    while a stainless cover would look nice I would be afraid it would bend out of shape if someone stepped on it.....

    cliff
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Can't help with info on the covers but can give you a tip, and don't ask how I know this....

    When you pull the assembly up from the deck MAKE SURE you hang onto the wires if you undo them from the switch. If you don't they will fall back down into the hole and they will be JUST out of reach.
     
  8. Brett H

    Brett H Member GOLD Sponsor

    139
    Dec 12, 2009
    Lake Lanier, GA
    2004 550 Sundancer w/ MAN's - Unleashed
    Raymarine e127's; KVH HD7; Xantrex 3024 Inverter
    T-800 MAN's (D2848LE403)
    The admiral gave me a set for fathers day a couple of years ago. Happy, Happy, Happy. Not sure where she got them but they are stout. No chance of bending these. Windlass Switch Covers.jpg
     
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  9. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Those look great! Any Chance you could find out where they came from?

    Josh
     
  10. Brett H

    Brett H Member GOLD Sponsor

    139
    Dec 12, 2009
    Lake Lanier, GA
    2004 550 Sundancer w/ MAN's - Unleashed
    Raymarine e127's; KVH HD7; Xantrex 3024 Inverter
    T-800 MAN's (D2848LE403)
    She doesn't like when I create work for her but as long as I can blame it on you Josh, I will definitely ask.
     
  11. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Don't get into trouble for me!! I do love that bling though... I'll order those in a second, now if I can just splurge for the Ultra Anchor...

    Josh
     
  12. Brett H

    Brett H Member GOLD Sponsor

    139
    Dec 12, 2009
    Lake Lanier, GA
    2004 550 Sundancer w/ MAN's - Unleashed
    Raymarine e127's; KVH HD7; Xantrex 3024 Inverter
    T-800 MAN's (D2848LE403)
    Ok, they are made by Maxwell p/n MAX-P100735. A friend found them for her at satpro.tv . Quite pricey at the time as this was the only place available back then. Now they even seem to be available from defender.com at a much cheaper price.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  13. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Tell her thanks so much. Mine are on the way. Amazon is my own enemy.
     
  14. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Please send me the Amazon link if you found them there.

    Thanks,
    Bennett
     
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  15. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
  16. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
  17. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Member

    694
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI V drives
    careful. Looks like they are suddenly out of stock everywhere (Defender, Maxwell, Amazon)
     
  18. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    839
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
  19. Carbo

    Carbo Member

    169
    Nov 15, 2011
    AZ
    2014 48Cantius
    Volvo Penta D6 IPS
    just ordered two....great idea. tired of the plastic hinge breaking and guests stepping accidentally on switch and engaging chain.
     
  20. Carbo

    Carbo Member

    169
    Nov 15, 2011
    AZ
    2014 48Cantius
    Volvo Penta D6 IPS
    just want to update my prior post. I spoke with Maxwell and their switches are significantly larger then what my current boat, as well as my SeaRay, had installed. If you want an exact fit for the smaller switch cover go to the Quick USA online store to order....about $57 each. Available in white or black plastic with a stainless cover.
     

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