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Old 02 December 2015, 03:38   #31
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I've got a winch that cost very little, easily pulls the boat onto the trailer, is independently powered with no connection to the tow vehicles required, recharges automatically at breakfast time so is always ready for use, can be used under water if necessary, and adds very little weight to the trailer

There's a lot to be said for that😄
But we do like a project👍
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Old 06 December 2015, 04:04   #32
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I have a new Winchmax sitting in the garage but to be honest the new trailer is so easy to use I'm not sure I can be bothered to fit it! The only issue with the current winch is that it doesn't have a brake, which means one has to hang onto the handle quite diligently while launching...
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Old 06 December 2015, 06:47   #33
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Hi BogMonster
Fit the Winchmax it is worth the effort. Launching and recovery is effortless.
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Old 09 April 2016, 08:25   #34
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I thought I'd bring this up to date. I'm just getting around to fitting the winch, working in the battery box at the mo.Click image for larger version

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Sh1t happens
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Old 09 April 2016, 08:56   #35
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Sh1t happens

Looks good Dave. I've got mine all wire up to car battery with long leads to winch. Did it that way as I really never see me using another car.


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Old 09 April 2016, 13:27   #36
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That looks reassuringly over engineered
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Old 09 April 2016, 13:33   #37
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nice job PD, them optima's are good batteries
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Old 09 April 2016, 13:34   #38
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Am I missing something...? +ve wire big enough to take a supply from a nuclear power station, -ve looks like it would struggle with my USB supply (perhaps I exaggerate a little)...
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Old 09 April 2016, 13:35   #39
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Let's face it, hand cranking a mighty 5.4m rib on to a trailer is more than any man should have to endure.

I tend to employ the services of a local tug-of-war team when recovering the SR4.
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Old 09 April 2016, 14:35   #40
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That looks reassuringly over engineered
Theres "Pimped"!....THEN...There's... PIKEY'D!!
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