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Old 26 April 2016, 00:45   #21
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So you got the battery all sealed PD .. but you still got a connector to the winch exposed ? wont that be bothersome if it gets the inevitable dousing .. and .. are those winches water proofed well ? I take it the sheilds come off so you can flood them with oil ?

The winch is the weak spot, but it's 18" higher than the battery. The winch itself is a big standard trailer winch with a sealed (ish) motor bolted to it. The connector is an Anderson connector. I reckon the winch will take a dousing, but not a submersion. If the water is that high, the winch getting wet is the least of my problems😳


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Old 26 April 2016, 02:10   #22
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I wouldn't be too worried about the winch getting a dousing or even submerged, it's only when the motors get hot you need to worry n I can't see the amount of winching you'll need to do will get the motor very hot, I'd be more concerned with the corrosion of the winch casing etc, but after see the winches at Ty Calch following a couple of seasons constant use, I don't think you've much to worry about PD
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I wouldn't be too worried about the winch getting a dousing or even submerged, it's only when the motors get hot you need to worry n I can't see the amount of winching you'll need to do will get the motor very hot, I'd be more concerned with the corrosion of the winch casing etc, but after see the winches at Ty Calch following a couple of seasons constant use, I don't think you've much to worry about PD

Yup👍 I stripped all the casings off & gave everything a good going over with Metect, I'm not worried😄. The battery box is way over the top, but I needed some kind of box & it was as easy to make a good 'un as a bodge job. The box is also easily removed, so I can put it in the car if I know it'll get a dunking at Ty Calch for example.


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Electric winch

yeah, best to hide it in the motor at Ty Calch, or Chris n Tom will be bolting it to the tractor while you're out enjoying yourself 😂Click image for larger version

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Ok ordered it today. My boat is 250 miles away though so I'm going to have to take the winch with me and fit it when I use the boat. My 12V supply will come from my tractor, and I was just going to use croc clips onto its battery, Can any of you boys tell me if I need any special plugs to connect to the winch ?
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Ok ordered it today. My boat is 250 miles away though so I'm going to have to take the winch with me and fit it when I use the boat. My 12V supply will come from my tractor, and I was just going to use croc clips onto its battery, Can any of you boys tell me if I need any special plugs to connect to the winch ?

Which winch have you ordered?


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The TW 9000 .. its a bit overkill for this boat, but I can keep it for my next which might be a little bigger.
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Same as us. It has Anderson connector at winch. I sat mine up with direct feed from X5 battery with the cables included. I leave the cable in a boot compartment when not in use and just plug in when needed. Hope this helps.


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The TW 9000 .. its a bit overkill for this boat, but I can keep it for my next which might be a little bigger.

In that case, as Billy says, it's a doddle. You get the cables already made up with lugs on one end & the Anderson on the other. Just replace the lugs with croc clips👍


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Anderson connector on battery and fly lead in back of truck.Works for me.
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