September 13 2018, 08:55 PM #1

Tom Dillon

Keeper

Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 449

Small Electric Winch for Boat Trailer

I've read on this site several posts about this subject, but can't remember who posted them or what winch was recommended. I've reached the point where it's difficult for me to crank even my little 8-footer onto its trailer, and would like to mount an electric winch. I'd be forever grateful if a member would recommend a specific brand and model of winch. Thanks in advance!

Tom

September 17 2018, 02:25 PM #2

Mark Daugherty

Fingerling

Member Since : 2015
Number of Posts : 76

Tom - here (image below) is the electric winch that one of our members (I think Steve Carpenter) had recommended some years back. I haven't used it, so I cannot give an accurate review of it.

I hope that is helpful - Mark

And here is a link that may work (Amazon):

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-Electric-Portable-2953AT/dp/B000COTKDM/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1537194294&sr=1-1&keywords=master+lock+electric+winch

September 17 2018, 02:42 PM #3

Tom Dillon

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Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 449

Thanks, Mark!

 

September 19 2018, 09:02 PM #4

James Stewart

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2016
Number of Posts : 117

Fulton makes a manual winch for boats that has 2 speeds; i had it on a previous big fiberglass boat, and had no trouble winching it up by hand.  Just another option if you wanted to stay with something manual.

September 20 2018, 03:23 PM #5

Phillip D. Chapin

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2005
Number of Posts : 224

Tom i had posted a while back about how sweeeet the TRAC Winches are.. make sure you get the wireless remote one.. you can actually sit in your boat, push the button an it will winch ya right up on to trailer...  https://www.tracoutdoor.com/shop/

September 20 2018, 03:55 PM #6

Tom Dillon

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Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 449

Thanks, Phillip! That’s the post I’d been trying to find.

Is this a great group of nice guys, or what?

September 20 2018, 07:49 PM #7

Steve Carpenter

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2015
Number of Posts : 183

Tom

I have been using that winch for my boat for over a year. My boat weighs a little over 200 lbs and is loaded with fishing equipment. It has a lot of power. Even pulled  it out one time with a fellow club member in it. I think I ordered it on Amazon. Having a tilt trailer also helps. You can crank it manually if you lose power. My winch is the one shown in Mark's picture. Has helped this 71 yoa

September 29 2018, 03:51 PM #8

Larry Maupin

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2012
Number of Posts : 122

 Tom, I saw one on sale at Harbor Freight for $80. 2500 pound capacity.