Finishing the Job

We've recently just refurbished the entire Lofrans Airon 500W windlass that is mounted to Bandit. With this refurbishment was a new solenoid for the motor. To wrap up this 'chapter', I ordered an 8mm power distribution post from 12voltplanet to mount in the anchor locker where I'll connect all the negative connections together safely away from the solenoid and motor. Everything is wired up and working but I've bolted the three negative cables together and cable tied them to the side of the anchor locker as a non-permanent solution.

Today this 8mm power distribution post arrived at home so I can fit it tomorrow by screwing it to the top of the anchor locker and securely attach all the negative connections so they're not floating around the anchor locker. Firstly, it's not safe as it could easily touch the constantly-live positive cables somewhere on the windlass. It's also just untidy and feels like an unfinished job so it's good to put it right.

A job for tomorrow!


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