Wiring a Windlass on my 2008 240 Sundancer

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by Mark Bradley, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Mark Bradley

    Mark Bradley New Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    26 Sundancer
    Can some give me some instruction on running wires for a windlass from engine room to the Bow.

    Greatly Appreciated,

  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    If you do a search on this topic, you can find a couple threads about this. But, are you aware of the scope of this installation? The cost and time associated with doing it? Dismantling a decent portion of the cabin... moving the bow lights... modifying the anchor hatch... adapting an anchor roller to a bow that was never meant for one... cutting holes in the deck and the dash... etc?

    As long as you've done your homework and are aware of the money/effort that this is going to cost you, go for it! Take a look at some of those other threads and if you still have questions, please ask.
    NorCal Boater likes this.
  3. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    What he said....
  4. Mark Bradley

    Mark Bradley New Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    26 Sundancer
    Thanks for your reply, always up for theses type of projects!
  5. DWABoat

    DWABoat Active Member

    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Good luck on your project. I don’t know your experience or skill level, so I don’t want to insult you. I added a bow anchor roller to a cuddy before and it was deceptively involved.
    Would you consider yourself experienced in marine electrical and boat construction or are you totally green looking for beginner level information?
  6. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Find a path to the bow and pull in (2) #6 or #4 feeds from the battery. Install 2 relays to handle the main current draw in the anchor locker and run #14 from the relays to the helm switch.

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