Drum winch installer recommendations?

 Hey guys,

Can anyone recommend a quality business/ person that knows about and can custom install a drum anchor winch on a 5.6 metre fg cuddy cab?

My boat only has an anchor well inside the front hatch so it will need to be mounted on the nose with serious reinforcing.

Ive read about Micks winches in South oz and it seems thats what im looking for, someone who knows his stuff, unfortunately Im in perth.

Im not looking for something dipped in gold, its not that sort of boat but it does have to be functional and as neat as possible.

I do have one guy i know can do it but hes not cheap as a rule but just want to see if theres any alternative options.

Any suggestions much appreciated

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Sun, 2021-01-31 05:20

Hit up Frosty for some tips and tricks. He installed one on his boat recently. Mounting one on the deck is no different to mounting it in a well, just a different orientation. Whack a backing plate underneath and awaaaay you go. Looks like it's already beefy where the capstan is at the moment.


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Sun, 2021-01-31 06:39

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Cheers guys

Mon, 2021-02-01 16:13

 Yeah thx Silver fox!

capstan has to be removed first and im about as handy as a brick ergo the need for an installer.

Thanks for the recommendation anyway.

Cheers @spothound, yeah usually my goto but hes sooo busy

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 Dont know what happened

Sun, 2021-01-31 09:21

 Dont know what happened there? Chopped off end of my post??

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All Marine Services

Sun, 2021-01-31 17:13

Check out AllMarine Services on FB. Alex and his crew do fantastic work

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Mon, 2021-02-01 20:41

I saw this install. Was great. Had to do a heap of reinforcing for it as well.

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 GT fibreglass can mount it

Sun, 2021-01-31 20:02

 GT fibreglass can mount it and more than likely wire it up. Greg will also be able to strengthen the mounting area if need be. 


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Mon, 2021-02-01 16:07

 Thanks Tim , Eziliving