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11 20th August 14:31
garry beattie
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G'day Derek.

I did notice that the spool seemed to be larger on the webbing types than it
was on the wire type drums so I think your point is valid, and a good one.

All up weight of the boat is roughly 1000kg and the winch I am looking at
has 10:1 / 5:1 / 1:1 ratio's on it so I don't think the gearing will be a
problem as the spool gets larger.

The webbing will need to be 7 metres long and that is where I am concerned
that the strength may not be as good as cable.

Thanks for your advice

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Discount Marine World Australia,
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12 27th August 18:28
garry beattie
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Hi Guys.

I have snapped the main drum axle in my electric "Supercrap" boat winch and
have decided that I will replace it with a manual one.
I have picked out a couple of suitable 10:1/5:1/1:1 manual winches but some
have the black webbing and some have cable.

I know cable is good but it also tends to twist and is awkward when pulling
out of the drum. The webbing type seems much easier to handle but is there
any negatives with the webbing?

Any idea's or suggestions?

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Discount Marine World,
http://www.discountmarineworld.com
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13 16th January 03:04
garry beattie
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Hi Guys.

I have snapped the main drum axle in my electric "Supercrap" boat winch and
have decided that I will replace it with a manual one.
I have picked out a couple of suitable 10:1/5:1/1:1 manual winches but some
have the black webbing and some have cable.

I know cable is good but it also tends to twist and is awkward when pulling
out of the drum. The webbing type seems much easier to handle but is there
any negatives with the webbing?

Any idea's or suggestions?

Best regards
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Garry Beattie
Discount Marine World,
http://www.discountmarineworld.com
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14 16th January 03:04
paul oconnor
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I personally find that once the webbing twists or folds it becomes a real
pain, cable is o.k. but the recoil can be deadly if it snaps. I find that a
good quality pre-stretched 12mm rope suits the job perfectly, it lies better
on the drum and if it does snap (very unlikely) there is no recoil,
but it must be pre-stretched
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15 16th January 03:04
garry beattie
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Hmmm. Thanks Paul.

My boat weighs in at just on 1000kg so I am not sure if a rope would hold
that much.

I know you can now get this new super strong braided rope designed for
trailer winches, but at roughly $10 per metre it is quite expensive.
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16 16th January 03:05
jimbo
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I'd go for a strap--just be sure that it is the correct width to fit the
winch drum. It doesn't stretch and a twist is only a temporary problem. When
the stitching goes rotten (after many years) replace it.
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17 16th January 03:05
garry beattie
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Thanks Jimbo.

Most people have suggested the strap and that is what I have purchased.

The only common recommendation was that I replace the strap every year to
prevent any mishaps.

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Discount Marine World Australia,
http://www.discountmarineworld.com

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18 16th January 03:06
jim
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URG such a daft question about a winch strap.
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19 16th January 03:06
garry beattie
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It sounds a bit funny doesn't it, but we mainly specialise in marine
electronics such as radio's, fish finders, GPS etc.

I don't know a great deal about cables or straps and it always pays to ask,
if you are ever in doubt.

BTW I didn't think the question was a daft one, but I thought I would get a
lot of opinions so I asked both Aussies, UK and USA boaties to see what the
general feel was.

I firmly believe that it never hurts to listen to "real people" who use
this gear every day rather than the "experts" at the factories who make
them.

Best regards
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Garry Beattie
Discount Marine World Australia,
http://www.discountmarineworld.com

Ocean Spirit Marine Imports
and
Ocean Spirit Trailer Sailer &
Small Yacht Cruising E-Magazine.
http://www.ocean-spirit.com
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20 16th January 03:06
jim
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Your answer makes sense to me Garrie. There again--I was an outboard
"techie" in a large Marina in on the Oregon Coast for 10 years or so. I
always found it amazing that customers knew everything about their trucks
but virtually nothing about their boats. They seemer to forget that it's a
bit difficult to get roadside help in a boat. Send me a ticket to Aussie and
I'll change your winch strap for free. Tight Lines
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