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Old 02 June 2011, 09:44   #1
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Getting boat and trailer out of water with pulley

Hi there, my father-in-law has a 4m Honda inflatable with a 6hp on the back.

He has a private slipway with with a tree up the hill about 15m away.

As he is about 70, and the boat weighs about 116kg all-in, is there a pulley with rope he can buy which he could attach to the tree, put the boat onto the trailer, attach the rope to the trailer and then (manually) pulley the boat up the slipway, towards the tree?

Any recommendations would be welcome!
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Old 02 June 2011, 10:20   #2
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any chandlers can set you up with pulleys,rope,cleats etc.

Even pulleys with ratchets to reduce the pull back of the system, you can choose any number of falls to reduce the effort needed, tho the number of pulleys increases the rope needed.


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Old 02 June 2011, 12:39   #3
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If he's going to use it a lot a winch might be better? E.g. a trailer winch mounted on a plate and into a block of concrete or something similar.
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Just kidding. Though there are a bunch of motorized dolly's that attach to the hitch and will pull the trailer out for you.

The pulley system would probably work, but an electric winch might be easier on the guy.

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Winch set up would be the way to go,just my thoughts with a good hand winch gotta be easier?
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I'd agree on a winch being more suitable than a pulley system. Assuming you had a 4 way pulley that would be 60 odd meters of rope you'd be having to pull through to get the boat to move the 15 meters.

Let go of the rope accidentally and unless you are cleating it off as you go the boat will end up back in the water. A winch will have a ratchet on it preventing this.
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Thank you for all the suggestions....are you suggesting a manual winch or electric (problem is there is no electricity available.

If you are suggesting manual...do you have any suggestions in particular? thanks very much.

Should add that it would be best if I could attach it to a rope wrapped around a tree as there are no concrete bases to attach it to and the ground is very hard, so it would be difficult to drive a stake into.
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Thank you for all the suggestions....are you suggesting a manual winch or electric (problem is there is no electricity available.

If you are suggesting manual...do you have any suggestions in particular? thanks very much.

Should add that it would be best if I could attach it to a rope wrapped around a tree as there are no concrete bases to attach it to and the ground is very hard, so it would be difficult to drive a stake into.
There are some cheap electric winches around which run off a car battery. Maybe that would suit

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Alternatively, we set up a cast iron mangle as the "winch" for a running mooring on the island between the bridges on the Menai straights

Mind you that was in 1985
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