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Offline rosco

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Electric trailer winch
« on: Wed 18 Jan 08:21 2017 »

Back in November i purchased a electric boat trailer winch (6500LB) which i found to be useless. Just would not pull the boat any distance before the over load cut in and stopped the winch. Did a few modifications to the vehicle wiring etc & still no good. Removed and sent back advising them it was useless.

Then purchased a 4500lb ATV winch with a larger motor and Dyneema rope. Used for the first time yesterday and very happy with the performance. This type of winch does not have a over ride handle that you can manually winch the boat if need be but i can drive it on as a lst resort should the winch break down.


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    Offline rayke1938

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    Re: Electric trailer winch
    « Reply #1 on: Wed 18 Jan 11:09 2017 »
    I have been using a similar one for a few years with no worries. You can possibly mount a normal manual winch on the winch post only thing it pulls at a lower angle but you should be able to get the boat at least 3/4 of the way on the trailer and then pull the boat out of the water and then drive down the ramp so that you can push the boat up to the winch post.

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