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Old 27 April 2020, 13:44   #1
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Any recommendations for a 50mm wide trailer winch strap that has a decent size hook, the one I have is an indespension strap and the hook is a real pain to release, boat is 5.3m Ribcraft so maybe a 2000kg strap?
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Old 27 April 2020, 13:51   #2
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Does it HAVE to be a strap? Dyneema is a good alternative.
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Old 27 April 2020, 14:08   #3
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Well no could be rope but then I think you have to cover the rope from the light when stored, I guess just used to always having a strap although always a fight stopping it twisting.
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Couple of seasons maximum in my experience, either the quick release part on the hook corrodes, or the stitched webbing starts to tear. Reminds me, I need to replace mine, and the ratchet strap at the transom for towing. Pretty sure this design is pretty standard across 50mm winch straps.
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I have a 7m long 12mm Dyneema with a 750kg stainless steel hook. The Dyneema is good for 7000kg. I had it made up locally, cost about £30 iirc.
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I have a 7m long 12mm Dyneema with a 750kg stainless steel hook. The Dyneema is good for 7000kg. I had it made up locally, cost about £30 iirc.

Hi Dave you still got the winch from the states? Cheers B
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Hi Dave you still got the winch from the states? Cheers B


Yup, still going strong. You?
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Yes. Best piece of kit I have ever bought! What use to be a grind and time consuming is now a push with a single digit. Take care mate stay safe! Atb B
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It changed our recovery procedure completely. I now stay in the boat, nose her into the rear rollers & hold her on tickover in gear. The mrs attaches the winch, presses the button & as soon as the winch has the weight, I kill & tilt the engine & up she comes. Much more controlled & relaxed all round.
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The straps used on the SBS trailers are much better hooks than used on indespension in my experience
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It changed our recovery procedure completely. I now stay in the boat, nose her into the rear rollers & hold her on tickover in gear. The mrs attaches the winch, presses the button & as soon as the winch has the weight, I kill & tilt the engine & up she comes. Much more controlled & relaxed all round.
A Mrs is a good boat accessory to have. I don't have one. Can you suggest any boat shop that might stock them.
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A Mrs is a good boat accessory to have. I don't have one. Can you suggest any boat shop that might stock them.
Have you tried eBay, you can get almost anything there!!!!!!!
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Yes I did look, bit worried about the quality though with my boat on the end of it !
Marine superstore had one with a good looking shape hook but as they were closed hard to judge the size, might be tempted to change to a rope and look for a stainless steel hook as I am not in a rush. Would I just use a bowline knot to tie to the hook ? or get a suitable rope spliced to the hook ?
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They’re a “nice to have” but not absolutely necessary. They don’t come without their problems. They can be expensive to maintain & can be unreliable if not looked after.
I prefer the home grown ones, but apparently they can be bought abroad much cheaper. I’d avoid the ones with the fancy paint jobs, the paint can hide underlying problems. I’d go for an original model, not one that’s been tinkered about with, especially the ones with the un-necessary bolt-on plastic bits.
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good banter, although slightly worried busybee is talking about 'good looking shaped hooks'.....
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The thread reminded me to replace mine, so thanks for that - I ordered a replacement from Lucy at SBS, I believe she works until 1pm.
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The thread reminded me to replace mine, so thanks for that - I ordered a replacement from Lucy at SBS, I believe she works until 1pm.
I think this thread is getting a bit confused, at least I hope it is?
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You must always remember, women were made from a RIB.
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It changed our recovery procedure completely. I now stay in the boat, nose her into the rear rollers & hold her on tickover in gear. The mrs attaches the winch, presses the button & as soon as the winch has the weight, I kill & tilt the engine & up she comes. Much more controlled & relaxed all round.

Hi Dave ........... tell me more about your winch, that sounds like what I am looking for .........
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