Winch question

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  1. dbrogdon5

    dbrogdon5 Derek

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    I am having a trailer built for my Parker 2520. I will be supplying my own winch for the trailer. The question is; what winch is best for the weight of this type of boat? I appreciate the help.
     
  2. benrd81

    benrd81 Member

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    You most definitely want a two speed winch with the appropriate weight rating and a strap. The two speed makes it great for getting the last 3 inches of boat on the trailer in the low speed setting and the high speed is great for getting strap off the drum in a hurry. Something like this

    http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Winch/Dutton-Lainson/DL14825.html

    Then there is cheating and get an electric winch and call it a day.
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Member

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    Which ever you get make sure the strap is wide and rated for heavy duty. Seen several Parkers snap the straps.
     
  4. oceanjake

    oceanjake Member

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    On my 2950 the stainless cable was the only way to go. Those straps rot and break. Heavy boats can benefit from heavy cable.
     
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  5. "all-in"

    "all-in" Member

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    I got a strap on mine and definitely miss having the cable. Will be going back to it soon.
     
  6. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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    Dutton-Lainson winches...
     
  7. dbrogdon5

    dbrogdon5 Derek

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    Thank you all for the great feedback. Sounds like cable may be the way to go. It's definitely a little heavier boat and I want to be sure I have the best accessories to support it
     
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  8. oceanjake

    oceanjake Member

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    I even snapped a cable once. You'll get used to your rig in no time.
     
  9. Salmonater

    Salmonater Well-Known "Member"

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    I hate steel cable, it gets wedged in the spool and damages itself, and is hard on the hands. It also uncoils when you back off the tension.

    I switched to this...100% improvement.

    http://www.amsteelblue.com
     

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