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Old 11 January 2012, 08:24   #11
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thanks for that, powerwinch looks good, i like the RC30 ! are they expensive???
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Old 11 January 2012, 11:14   #12
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thanks for that, powerwinch looks good, i like the RC30 ! are they expensive???
Yes Power Winches are expensive but the only good ones. The cheap lookalikes are no good at all.
My advise: get one with a strap instead of a cable. The cable doesn't wind up that nice and gets stuck when you try to get is out of the winch.
Connect the electric wire directly to the battery of the car and use the wire and fuse that come with it. It takes an awful lot of current and cigaret lighters with their thin wires are no use.
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Old 11 January 2012, 11:30   #13
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Power Winch sells bolts to get the winch on and off the trailer. Here's a pic to show the modifications of the trailer.
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Cheers guys ! Do you know any dealers in the UK where we could get one ???
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Old 11 January 2012, 14:55   #15
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I would suggest fitting some Anderson connecters either at front or back of car with an isolation switch with some decent cable as well if you go on to a 4x4 site you can get the cables made up when you have worked the length out the winch works best on the 1 st couple of runs on the drum
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Alternatively attach a Passat 4motion our Audi quattro to the towbar. Galvanised chassis. 4 wheel drive.

Lack decent ground clearance but tow well, economical and never struggle with grip...
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Don't dip em in the briney! If it's a shallow gradient, I usually unhitch and rope in... however I'm only launching a 4.8m!
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Old 14 January 2012, 09:36   #17
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Hey guys haven't been on in a while.. But further to this discussion about the winches.. Goodwinch do a decent system.. The website is pretty good there too.. I'm trying to ship one to Ireland but it should work out much cheaper for you guys in the UK!
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Hi,
I am thinking of getting a 12v electric winch to pull the boat back on to the trailer. I have seen that many types and read so much about the good and bad it seems to be a mine field!
I have a 6.5 mtr Humber destroyer with a 150 on the back to pull on to a roller trailer, am I right in thinking if I get a powerful winch because it is only pulling say a third of its capacity it will pull the boat up at a reasonable speed and not buckle the battery plates or do I just need a 2000Kg winch?

Oh as any one seen these on eBay 130873606004 they also do one with a compressor instead or is this going way overboard.
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I am thinking of getting a 12v electric winch to pull the boat back on to the trailer. I have seen that many types and read so much about the good and bad it seems to be a mine field!
I have a 6.5 mtr Humber destroyer with a 150 on the back to pull on to a roller trailer, am I right in thinking if I get a powerful winch because it is only pulling say a third of its capacity it will pull the boat up at a reasonable speed and not buckle the battery plates or do I just need a 2000Kg winch?

Oh as any one seen these on eBay 130873606004 they also do one with a compressor instead or is this going way overboard.
if I was you I'd spend my money making sure all the rollers etc and manual winch are working properly, electric winches don't like salty water unless you are willing to spend more dosh and go for the supposed waterproof winches, like the goldfish, but then you still need to get a reliable 12v supply to the winch will be able to cope with the winch loads, I'd be keeping it simple, we can manage our 23ft rib with a 150 Honda with a manual winch when we need to
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I am usually all for keeping it simple but I do like the option of making life easier if possible. I have had my set up for a few years now and managed quite well with the manual winch, but where I intend launching in the future should mean the tyres and the back cradle/rollers will be the only thing getting wet. This is why I was looking at the option of a electric winch.
Just spent a load sorting the trailer - new axle, hitch, roller brackets etc. etc. so there is no issue with the friction of the rollers.
Thanks for the comments.
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