What recommend winch

 Hi wreckers 

I am getting to old to manually pull a anchor.

Thinking about a winch for the trusted Traily 5.4m.

Any recommendations would be  appreciated 

Cheers 

Neels 

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I would go !!!!

Fri, 2018-06-29 07:10

with the cheep deckhand or son ....... 

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they would only add one thing

Fri, 2018-06-29 12:45

Cheap Burley!!!!

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 Stressfree. Especially if

Fri, 2018-06-29 08:51

 Stressfree. Especially if you have shallow anchor well. 

 

I have a very deep anchorwell and have a lewmar pro and it works well for me but not for others!

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 A drum winch with freespool.

Fri, 2018-06-29 08:51

 A drum winch with freespool. I use to have a stress free winch that was great. 

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Viper Pro

Fri, 2018-06-29 08:54

Hi mate,
I've got a Viper Pro and it hasn't skipped a beat. it doesn't have free fall but drives down quickly enough for what I want.
Lots cheaper than the stress free and most other drum winch brands...
There is a guy who installs them in O'Connor, Ocean Life Marine

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 Got a Savwinch drum which is

Fri, 2018-06-29 10:29

 Got a Savwinch drum which is ok, but have had motor replaced recently under warranty. It’s been good apart from the motor issue but most run the Italian motors anyway so could’ve been a dodgy one. The replacement was the increased power version so a bonus for me.. support was top notch with a new one shipped to me ASAP.

heres a video on YouTube which compares viper, lone star, sav and stress free drum winches.  Rumour has it lone star paid for the test and provided the other brand drum winches, hence they end up on top in pretty much every category . A bit of an indication anyway as to quality.

In terms of drum winch vs windlass.

Drum is more expensive - good as no tangles/jams but can only run small diameter rope, great for shallow anchor wells too. Generally require heavier duty wire to power the bigger motors.

Windlass are cheaper - can use regular 10-14mm anchor rope. Does require a deep anchorwell to prevent tangles and jams tho..

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Thanks guys The anchor well

Fri, 2018-06-29 12:34

Thanks guys
The anchor well on the traily is deep IMO but not sure if it is deep enough.
Would have preferred a Windlass is possible.

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 How deep mate? Ill check

Fri, 2018-06-29 14:21

 How deep mate? Ill check mine as mine works perfectly

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I got a traily too..  they

Fri, 2018-06-29 15:09

I got a traily too..  they aren’t considered deep unfortunately, actually removed the windlass as a result of this, had to climb up to front to push the rope cool down the sides of the well to stop it jamming. Guess that’s where the drums comes into it’s own

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 Lonstar gx2 i rate

Fri, 2018-06-29 15:15

 Lonstar gx2 i rate them 

Never had any issues 

Just ordered a gx3 for my new boat 

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Stressfree

Sat, 2018-06-30 09:01

 Had one on the previous boat and I never had any problems with it over a couple of years.

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 I have a stressfree and

Sat, 2018-06-30 10:37

 I have a stressfree and can't fault it. They are expensive but hight quality..

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