Originally Posted by gibbo500
Hi chaps, I am looking at buying a winch to pull my boat up a very steep drive way about 25 feet.
Was looking at a decent hand winch but would also consider a 12v cheapish electric winch if they are any good?
Any advice much appreciated.
guys at the Electric Winch Shop were very helpful
Note that their prices are based somewhat on how many of what type they shift rather than smallest is cheapest.
I've mounted mine - 12v, 10,000lbs rated, rope rather than cable, over-specced but a good price - at the back of the garage and pull the boat backwards up the driveway slope and straight in. Saves all the tedious hernias and f-ing and blind-ing. It's effectively the type of thing you see bolted to the front of a Land Rover. It also comes with a remote: useful as you can then steer the trailer from the jockey wheel whilst controlling the winch.
If you call them, tell them what you want to do and they'll advise the best package. Not sure what you mean by 'cheapish' though...this route is at least a couple of hundred quid plus a decent 12v battery, plus some big f**k off rawl bolts to hold the bugger down to the garage floor