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Boat Trailering Guys:,
HI guys, I need to replace a worn winch strap on my tandem axel trailer for my 20' grady white. the boat weighs about 2800 lbs. w/o motor and gas, holds 80 gallons of fuel, and motor weighs approx. 500 lbs. What kind of winch and what type of strap should I replace it with.
Answered on: 2/2006
You have a lot of options to chose from. You can either go with a manual winch or an electric winch, depending on your situation and budget. Do you often launch/load your boat by yourself or do you normally have a helper? If you do find yourself alone when launching you may want to consider spending the additional money and getting an electric model which will allow you to tend to the alignment of your boat while the winch is doing the work for you. If you are more budget minded then go with the manual winch. In either case you should go with the galvanized cable on your winch.
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