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Old 21 December 2008, 07:30   #21
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The cheap jump start is useless, it'll be gone in a few weeks.

I smashed a battery after only using it 10 times, in spite of charging it while driving around. The ramp is very steep and the Scorp weights 2000 kg fully loaded.
Now I run the car engine, using a stick between pedal and steering wheel for a bit of acceleration and that works out fine. No problems anymore. So the battery is charged all the time.
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Old 21 December 2008, 11:34   #22
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I agree with the wire part, but the 4x4 recovery rope is the best for a powered winch with a roller fairlead. The straps tend to fold over and you don't want to put your fingers near to a powered drum to try and sort it
Yes but I haven't seen many trailer winches with a roller fairlead!!!
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Old 21 December 2008, 12:53   #23
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Yes but I haven't seen many trailer winches with a roller fairlead!!!
Mine has with 30m 11mm rope
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The cheap jump start is useless, it'll be gone in a few weeks.

I smashed a battery after only using it 10 times, in spite of charging it while driving around. The ramp is very steep and the Scorp weights 2000 kg fully loaded.
Now I run the car engine, using a stick between pedal and steering wheel for a bit of acceleration and that works out fine. No problems anymore. So the battery is charged all the time.
Yep I have a very big second battery in the back of the truck which charges off the second plug on the tow hitch
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Old 22 December 2008, 08:25   #25
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Electric Trailer Winch

4 X 4 winches using Dyneema rope are not recommended to have roller fairleads but an oval P.T.F.E/Nylon fairlead to stop the potential for chaffing in the corners of the roller fairlead. Boat trailer mounted electric winches ? ? with only straight pulls not at severe angles possibly not needed Rgd's.
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This has been put on the back burner for now due to other things eating into the boat kitty.
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