I am helping a friend do some winter work on his boat a 38' Jefferson Yachts with a Simpson Lawrence Sprint 1000 (since acquired by Lewmar) anchor windlass. The windlass manual says the working load is 60 amps and manual recommends 1 AWG or 1/0 depending on the length of the run (71' or 89' respectively). The solenoid box is in the bow of the boat and has 1/0 POS and NEG 12V wires running to it from one of the engine's battery. The run is probably closer to 60' or 70', so the wires from the battery to/from the solenoid box are more than adequate. There is a circuit breaker close to the battery on the 1/0 POS wire. I did not note the size of the breaker DUH. So far so good, however the power wires from the solenoid box to the windlass motor (about 7 feet long (one way)) are only 10AWG. Seems to me like the wires from the solenoid box to the windlass motor should also be 1/0 or at least big enough to carry the amp rating of the windlass circuit breaker. I was looking into replacing the wires from the windlass motor to the solenoid box with a larger wire, but i am pretty sure that the motor is supplied with permanently connected leads and are 10 AWG. So it seems like i am going to be stuck with some length of 10 AWG in the circuit. This seems like a bad situation if i cannot upsize the wires all the way to the windlass motor. Any suggestions? Thank You.