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Mid-Lake Rock

Replacing Cable on Wheelhouse

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I have to replace the cable on the tongue of my fish house.  It is a Miltona Blacksmith frame.  The system up front is similar to Ice Castle.  I have two questions and looking for advice.  

1. Do I start by clamping the cable to the loop on the tongue and then go to the winch, or do i start at the winch?

2. How do you secure the cable to the winch?  I was thinking about making an initial loop around the winch and securing with a clamp.  Next run the cable to the front hook, clamp and start cranking the cable around the winch.  

Thanks in advance.  

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I just had to do this while in SD fishing this weekend.

 I started by clamping the cable to the provided loop on the tongue.  That part was easy.  My welder friend instructed me to put the other end of the cable through one of the holes on the drum of the winch and weld a nut [one that fits pretty snug onto the cable] to the end of the cable so it does not slip back through the hole.

The frame on this house [I have three wheeled houses] is also a Miltona Blacksmith built frame.  I have also seen winches that have a clamp already part of the drum so if you have that you can just secure it there.

I always carry two bottle jacks with me when fishing out of a wheeled house so you can at least get off the lake should you have a cable break or come loose.

 

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I've always done the welded nut too but be careful to have a couple extra wraps for strength. Not many just a couple times around or the gear ratio gets harder.

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I feel for you.  We saw a house coming off of Zippel Bay over the weekend with a broken cable dragging one side of the house almost on the ice.  I do not have any help for you as I just run an Otter.

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That's why I stay with galvanized and not deal with the false security of stainless, they have the same load strength. Change it and super grease your pivots every two years. It's the cheapest insurance you can buy.

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I run stainless cables and dont have a problem. The galvanized only last about 2 yrs. I carry a floor jack if a cable breaks. Its pretty easy to get a floor jack under somewhere to get it in the air.

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I've run galvanized cable for many more than 2 years as have many on this page. Who ever told you that? I change mine every other year because it's so cheap and I'm greasing the pivots anyway. Why spend $20 a side for cable when you can spend $7 or $8? It's not even the extra money for me as much as the why?

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Thanks for the replies.  I know that welding a nut on the end of the cable is an option.  I am just looking for other options to secure the cable to the winch.  There has to be another option.  

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There is a video on you tube that shows how 1 company does it. I was surprised to see it's not fastened in any way, just wrapped on top of itself on the side of the roller. I have used a small cable fastener just like on the wheel end when I didn't have a welder handy. If you have room between the winch roller and the bracket you can do whatever you want.

 

 

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