bass or bass?
01-22-2012, 10:51 AM
Well. When I bought my boat 5 years ago the winch was pretty bad. I replaced it with one from Harbor Freight. It was obviously rated to low for my boat as I sheared off the locking pin while loading the boat on the trailer within a few fishing trips. I went with a 2000 pound rated winch which lasted 3 years. Last month while loading the boat, the pin sheared off that winch too. That's 3 winches in 5 years! So now I've decided I'm done with hand crank winches and I'm purchasing a Superwinch LT2000 electric winch. This has wire cable instead of nylon strap and a remote control handset to operate the winch. Plus it has a large locking bolt instead of the puny pin on all the hand winches I've seen. I also won't need to stand waist deep in cold water to winch the boat on the trailer during winter fishing trips. I think I'll be happier with this instead of the hand winch. I've found a supplier online with a purchase price of $89.99. Most good quality hand winches cost that much or more, and Superwinch has a superb reputation. So, what are your thoughts?