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I would try to get it repaired Under warranty.
And later use it in double line...
The weight of your boat is 1, the force needed to pull your boat on the trailer is another thing...

Powerwinch RC30... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017

Of course, first check the voltage at the connections to the windlass. Have someone operate the switch while you measure with a volt meter. If no voltage check breakers, or fuses. Heavy current devices like a windlass will often require fuses near where they connect to battery power.

A windlass requires a LOT of current to run. Not just voltage. Trace the wires from the battery connection all the way to the windlass. If possible, loosen any connections (ex; a lug with a nut or bolt) and clean with a wire brush then reconnect. Be sure to disconnect the battery while cleaning. Many times wires will corrode past the insulation. Especially if they were not tinned wire to begin with (tinned wire has a silver shine, regular copper has a copper color and typically turns dark or even black when corroded).

Since a windlass requires a lot of current, often there may be a relay near the windlass that might go bad. Listen to see if this is activating while someone operates the switch.

Powerwinch 36'... | Answered on May 15, 2017

you have to conscious of the fact that when dealing with water and equipment running in water there will be a distinct possibility of rusted bits. Winches have a brake system to hold the line in place when stopped so at a guess I would say that the release mechanism is rusted and not working properly. Try spraying in some wd-40 or crc tp see it that helps.

Powerwinch RC30... | Answered on Aug 07, 2013

have the wires crossed take the wires and switch the wires around

Powerwinch... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011

CLICK HERE for all the available Guides and Parts lists. (under " Technical Documents" )

For whatever reason they have a 712, and a 912 listed... not a 812.

You may be able to contact the manufacturer directly to obtain the information on the 812 (unless your question was a Typo - in which case the information is at the link above)


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Powerwinch... | Answered on Sep 02, 2009

Can u send the photo of this motor to my mail

Powerwinch... | Answered on Aug 18, 2008

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