Anchor winch problems
I was out the other day at the back of Gi and dropped my anchor.(It is a Maxwell anchor winch)
When the time came to move on.
I started to raise the anchor and all of a sudden my sounder alarm came on (Furuno).
Stopped what I was doing and tried to work out what was going on. Couldn't figure it so continued to raise the anchor.
Again my sounder alarm went off again and I noticed it was the low voltage alarm.
It was dropping below 10v. The engine was running in idle.
I stopped and the voltage went back up to mid 13 - 14v (normal).
I raised it again and it must of dropped so low it shut my radio first, then my gps and then my sounder. This has never happened before.
I then increase the rpm and got the anchor up and didn't use it again.
Got back home and went to flush the motor and had 2 dead batteries.
Batteries I think were in good condition and never had an issue before.
Could my winch be drawing power constantly or something stupid like that.
Has anyone experienced anything like this or have any ideas.