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Old 20 June 2010, 16:54   #1
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What size winch?

Hi, I have a question; what size winch do I need for my trailer to winch my 7.5m RIB?

I have broken my current one and it has no size on it.

Thanks in advance.

Lee
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Old 21 June 2010, 18:58   #2
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Hi Lee
when I bought my Pacific 22(6.5m around 1.8tons) the trailer had a 2000lb hand winch which was pretty worn out. I looked to replace it with similar but at my local trailer place they were around 80.
I found an electric winch on ebay which has served me well enough for 3 years, although I don`t launch and recover the boat on a daily basis.
I have 2 crocodile clips to the battery(the cigarette lighter plug was a bit too light for the current drawn and got a bit hot.)
Also I dropped the remote in the water one time and buggered it. I had a new one made by my electrician where I work.
It has a manual handle override which got me out of trouble.
Its pretty similar to this one currently on Ebay.
I also note there are 2000lb hand winches on Ebay for around 35.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12V-HD-6000LB-...#ht_1495wt_911
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Old 28 June 2010, 01:18   #3
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Hi Lee
when I bought my Pacific 22(6.5m around 1.8tons) the trailer had a 2000lb hand winch which was pretty worn out. I looked to replace it with similar but at my local trailer place they were around 80.
I found an electric winch on ebay which has served me well enough for 3 years, although I don`t launch and recover the boat on a daily basis.
I have 2 crocodile clips to the battery(the cigarette lighter plug was a bit too light for the current drawn and got a bit hot.)
Also I dropped the remote in the water one time and buggered it. I had a new one made by my electrician where I work.
It has a manual handle override which got me out of trouble.
Its pretty similar to this one currently on Ebay.
I also note there are 2000lb hand winches on Ebay for around 35.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12V-HD-6000LB-...#ht_1495wt_911

Many thanks for the post, mine is now on order from e bay.

Lee
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Old 17 July 2010, 15:14   #4
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New Winch

Hi all, I have taken the plunge and invested in a new winch as per recommendations.



I'll be trying it out tomorrow, wish me luck!

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Old 18 July 2010, 17:55   #6
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New Winch

Hi Chewy, it was a disaster of a day.
1, fuel injection problem
2, transducer smashed (must have been a submerged object but I did not feel it)
3, Winch completely caput (handle shaft come away inside housing can't use electrically or manually), this was a 6000lb horisontal pull, it should have aced this.
I rode the boat up the trailer to get it back on.
I will take a look at my rollers (perhaps not rolling too well)?
4, braces in my drysuit snapped.
5, did not get to dive my favourite wreck today
5, nasty noise coming from the rear for the last 1/2 mile home, checked out the bearings all ok, crikey it must be the car!!!!

all together now sing with me..............
"and always look on the bright side of life..................."

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Old 18 July 2010, 19:03   #7
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I had one of those cheap electric winches years ago, forget what make, it also broke on the first occasion I used it (supposed to be 15000lb rolling load but would not shift a slightly bogged Discovery) and I dumped it. Cost me north of 200 quid and a complete waste of money!
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Old 19 July 2010, 02:48   #8
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Thanks for the post, what size and type of winch do you use now?
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Old 19 July 2010, 05:49   #9
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what size winch

hi i have posted on this problem befor i an afraid all is not as it seams
there for back to basics
your boat =1400lb
engine=500lb
fuel 10gal=100lb
this discounts anythink else on the boat ,the angle of the slip ect
the simple rule is the total weight of the boat plus 10% for every lay of the wire onto the drum in an inverse way
therefor say 4000lb winch
first lay -400lb, 2nd 360lb,3rd 300lb.
so the 4000lb comes down to 3000lb ect ect.
the electrical wirring must be of the right size i use welding wire and a stacker truck connection on mine
i have a 6.5 ribcraft & a 4500 superwinch just does it
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Thanks for the post, what size and type of winch do you use now?
Right at this minute, none (still waiting for the new boat!) - I have only ever used the hand winch on the boat and as far as vehicle winches are concerned, I now have a 10,500lb Milemarker hydraulic which is in a slightly different league - both performance and cost!
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