1 year ago we put an old 3600 capacity shore station into service with new cables. The old lift with straight, not V crossmembers. Boat a 2004 ProStar 197.
The LiftTech manual said to use a 12Guage cord for 75 feet. It worked fine all last summer, but the power cord burned up about 6" from the winch-end a couple of days ago. It burned near the top of wind-up process when cable windings make it harder to go.
I just replaced it with a 75' 10 Gauge cord.
More Info. When I installed the Lift Tech winch last spring, it barely worked so the LiftTech manufacturer traded me for a lower geared gear-box. It works fine, but still gets slower as you add cable windings.
Can the lift add substantial friction to the process ? The old Wheel doesn't have many friction points . . just the shafts and bearings for the wheel and the cable drum.
I lubricated all the fiber/plastic slides on the vertical tubes last year with Vaseline, because they made a lot noise. That helped quite a bit. This year they make no noise at all surprisingly.
The dealer that replaces the cable has a lot of experience and the cable-wheels are all turning
Any experience that might help to look for an overload on the first power cord ?
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