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Old 19 March 2015, 18:33   #11
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That's what I have, remove the winch handle when the trailer's parked up or it'll get nicked.
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Old 19 March 2015, 18:34   #12
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That's what I have, remove the winch handle when the trailer's parked up or it'll get nicked.

Ah so it will be a decent one then
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Ah so it will be a decent one then
Got the same Mate
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Old 20 March 2015, 07:42   #14
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Ah so it will be a decent one then

Naturally


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Old 20 March 2015, 19:33   #15
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My winch is the same as that manual one pictured, and I've also just ordered a Winchmax 3000lb electric for the new trailer!

I've been using 6mm Dyneema for years on both this and the old boat, plenty strong enough for a boat winch and lasts much longer than the silly straps. I guess it cost me about 25 for the bit I got recently c/w a hook spliced on to it. I bought it from Goodwinch, a 4x4 winch supplier.
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I have been looking to upgrade to Dyneema line on my winch for some time. However, my winch, a Fulton T3205, has simply a zinc plated drum which is not really up to the job where sea water is concerned. I do not want to put a new Dyneema line onto this drum as I am sure the sides of the drum will quickly abrade the new Dyneema line.
I have thought about buying the same type of winch and getting the drum properly galvanised, but having to get a brand new drum galvanised seems a bit daft.
Any thoughts on this? Is the Dutton any better in this respect? How has yours lasted PD?
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Old 22 March 2015, 06:58   #17
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New boat winch

Winch is fine for a 6 year old one, I give it a good wash off & spray with silicone after each outing. Saying that, the dyneema is starting to fur up a bit.
Just had a look at your pics, mine is in better nick than yours.


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Just ordered this Attachment 103690
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That's what I have on my trailer, great control when launching
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Old 24 March 2015, 15:17   #19
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New winch arrived, had a bit of spatter on inside of drum doh cleaned it off and given it a couple of Coates of galv spray
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New winch arrived, had a bit of spatter on inside of drum doh cleaned it off and given it a couple of Coates of galv spray
I'd give it a coat of corroguard or waxoyl before you put the rope on.
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