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Looking to purchase a winch to aid my father in loading his 16ft Alum. Dominator. Any suggestions would be helpful as to good or bad brands/size on a limited budget.
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I have a barely used (maybe 3 times total) PowerWinch, it's electric, and you can connect it to truck batteries with a long cable (included) or you can mount a battery on front of trailer and avoid wiring.
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bpoli, Give your father the best gift he could ever receive. Teach him to drive that boat onto the trailer right to the bowstop. If it is a roller trailer it is the easiest thing in the world to do. If it is a bunk trailer it is also super easy to do. With the exception of a very few super shallow ramps there is no reason to EVER winch a boat onto the trailer. (at least not one with a working engine) If for some reason it cannot be driven onto the trailer take it back to the dealer and have them replace it immediatly. I have been in the marine industry for 10 years and I will not winch a boat onto the trailer. I have literally launched and loaded 100s if not 1000s of boats, and have never found the need to winch one on. Winching on is a huge time suck that both you and everyone waiting for you can do without. grin.gif

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