What size trailer winch for 24' 4450lbs

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What size trailer winch for 24' 4450lbs

Postby hemiman74 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:20 pm

Looking to buy a new ratchet winch for my trailer. It has a DL1800! Does this mean it will only hold up to 1800 lbs? My boat wieghs 4450 lbs what winch do i need? Thanks
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Postby luisnieves » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:15 pm

That is the horizontal pull for the winch, 1800 should work fine, the trailers came with winches ranging from 1400lb winches to 2500lbs winches which where on the trailers for the larger boats 242,267. Since most boats are winched while still in the water you are'nt winching the full weight. The winches are manufactured by Dutton-Lainson Company. You can go to their web page for more info on the winch and what other ones they have available.
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ok

Postby hemiman74 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:06 pm

Thanks for the info now i feel some what stupid!!!!! Of coarse the boat is in water so it don't need the heavier winch.. well thanks a lot and i feel better. I got the boat with a busted strap and i know trailering the boat requires a good sturdy strap i just want to put the boat back to normal and the guy before me was not good at that. Thanks
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Postby protonvx » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:11 am

You can also buy just a strap if that is all you need. They are pretty easy to install. Overtons and several other places sell just the straps.
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Re: ok

Postby Flyguy242BR » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:10 am

hemiman74 wrote:Thanks for the info now i feel some what stupid!!!!! Of coarse the boat is in water so it don't need the heavier winch.. well thanks a lot and i feel better. I got the boat with a busted strap and i know trailering the boat requires a good sturdy strap i just want to put the boat back to normal and the guy before me was not good at that. Thanks

You don't want to wench the majority of your boat onto the trailer. I see this A LOT. Boaters trailering their boat with 10(+) feet of strap stretched out, and you can just hear the bow eye about to rip off the hull.
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