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Old 15 August 2007, 05:48   #21
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I have been thinking about putting one on my trailer instead of the hand winch something like this!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Powerful-12V-E...QQcmdZViewItem

Then I had the idea of fitting a windlass to do the same job like this!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/QUICK-EAGLE-WI...QQcmdZViewItem
But has anyone a idea what I would need to pull a rolling weight of say 2tons??
I've been speaking with the winch people and they say that they are just not up to the job, would be ok for a garden mower onto a trailer but thats it.
I'm 90% there with my plan I'll let you know what I've gone for when the battery people come back.

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Old 15 August 2007, 06:17   #22
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Again I was in it the first time
Remarkably quick thinking on your part there too!
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Yep going for the rope and high speed retrieve but I wanted to keep the weight down so that it can be removed to "remove temptation from others"
Why not just put a tack weld onto the threads of the securing bolts so they can't be undone without a grinder?
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Old 15 August 2007, 07:12   #23
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We have a winch on our trailer at work. Dunno what capacity it is, but we use it for hauling 1.7T cricket rollers up and down.

On the back of the truck (old shape nevara) there is a 2pin socket which is hardwired via an inline fuse straight up to the truck battery.

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I'd get some of the thin (probably 6mm) Dyneema from somewhere like David Bowyer's Off Road Centre if I wanted synth rope.
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Remarkably quick thinking on your part there too!

Why not just put a tack weld onto the threads of the securing bolts so they can't be undone without a grinder?

Extra 40 kg on the hitch?
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Extra 40 kg on the hitch?
Will it really put that much on the hitch weight on a twin axle trailer?
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Will it really put that much on the hitch weight on a twin axle trailer?
Its 30 -32kg for the winch + fiting kit and it will sit within 750 mm of the hitch so got to be getting that way
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Why not undersling the winch further back and stick a pulley where your current winch is?

Either that or use a pin to hitch the boat to the cradle through the bow eye and winch the cradle from a different point but have the winch permanently connected?

<edit> 40kg wouldn't take much axle movement to offset given the weight of your rig would it?
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Why not undersling the winch further back and stick a pulley where your current winch is?

Either that or use a pin to hitch the boat to the cradle through the bow eye and winch the cradle from a different point but have the winch permanently connected?

<edit> 40kg wouldn't take much axle movement to offset given the weight of your rig would it?

Just going to have to play around with the setup you should see the battery they are recommending
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I only ever use the winch for the last few inches - Mr Mercury does the rest for me!
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