Originally Posted by SR4
I bought one of these, superb quality
See if you still feel that way after about a year or two. Seems to be the life expectancy of these things.
FWIW, I replaced my Dutton-Lainson winch with a Fulton F2; supposedly a lifetime warranty, so we'll see how that plays out. Can't be much worse longevity-wise than any of the exposed zinc plated ones.