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Replacing boat's winch strap??

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I noticed that my winch strap for cranking the boat on to the trailer is starting to fray and tear a bit. I don't need any extra excitement in my life. I see that you can pick one up for $15 or $20. Could a guy pick one up at FleetFarm or Gander? Is there any trick to putting on the new one? I am somewhere between a total klutz and somewhat capable. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks Sam

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Esox is right, it is very simple anyone can do it. I changed one this spring and you just need to put the new one on the exact opposite way you told the old one off. Should be 1 bolt to take off and that's it.

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just make sure you buy the right length of strap. I changed one this summer and the wrong length was in the spot were the short one was suppose to be at Fleet Farm. I managed to get it to work though.

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If just a few feet towards the hook are damaged you could just cut off the damaged section and get the hook re- sewn,

i had the same problem and this is how i fixed mine.

brought it to a red wing shoe guy he did it for a couple bucks.

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because ther is extra strap, why not cut off the end and have resewed? it does work well because most of the strap is covered and in good shape.

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I bought a replacement from a marine store on London Road in Duluth for $15. It's the big, heavy yellow tow strap material, and I really like it. The one it replaced had seen better days, top to bottom...

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