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  • Recommended Winch for a 3,500 lb Boat with Carpeted Bunk Boards
  • I spoke to the manufacturer Jif Marine, they informed me that the 2-Speed Boat Trailer Winch with 20' Strap part # 315-W2500D would not be sufficient for a 3,500 - 4,000 lb boat even with bunk boards. The bunk boards are certainly going to help but wont do as much as a set of rollers will like part # DL21741 in regards to reducing the size of winch needed to pull the boat in. Instead, I recommend taking a look at the 2-Speed Boat Trailer Winch with 20' Strap part # 315-W3200D which...
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  • Is Line Payout Difficult with Fulton F2 2-Speed Trailer Winch # FW32000101
  • You are correct that the Fulton F2 2-Speed Trailer Winch # FW32000101 no longer has the neutral feature due to safety reasons. While you can certainly still pull the strap out when needed it does take quite a bit of effort (the handle will turn 16 times to 1 drum revolution when in low speed). Depending on how far away the boat is when this type of operation is needed you might find yourself wishing you had a winch with a neutral position. Because of this I do recommend going with the...
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  • Will The Mounting base for Hand Winch Fit On Boat Winch Support?
  • I wouldn't hesitate to add the 2-Speed Boat Trailer Winch with 20' Strap - 2,500 lbs # 315-W2500D to your 3 inch wide trailer winch post. Many of the boat winch posts are not even that wide. For instance the CE Smith Winch Stand - Galvanized Steel - 30" Tall x 2" Wide # CE31013G. At minimum two bolts are needed to hold the base, but ideally 3 or 4 could be used on your support to give stability and support to your mount. It will not be an issue to have the base overhang the support.
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  • Is There a Boat Winch With a Remote
  • There is not currently a boat winch with a wireless remote we offer, though the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Trailer Winch # TW4015 you referenced comes with a handheld remote and there isn't an option for a wireless remote with this particular winch. This winch can be mounted with Quick Mount Kit for StrongArm Electric Winches # DL70309 for the hardware, and can use Dutton-Lainson Angle Mounting Plate for StrongArm Electric Winches # DL24059. If you have a narrow winch stand...
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  • Winch to Replace Shelby Model 5352
  • Shelby Industries, the company that made Shelby winches, no longer exists. They went out of business in 2016 after 34 years. We no longer have repair parts for their products nor do we have documentation for their winches. But for their winch model 5352 that you referenced we do offer a comparable replacement, the Dutton Lainson 1,500-lb Winch Part # DL14996. This has a freewheeling lever for easy feed in and out and has an automatic brake mechanism as well.
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  • Recommendation for Replacement Shelby 5470A Winch with Large Drum Storage Capacity
  • You are correct that Shelby is no longer in business. Based on my research it looks like your Shelby 5470A is a 2,800 pound hand winch. I wasn't able to locate the drum capacity on the 5470A but the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15440 that you mentioned can store up to 30 feet of 3/8 inch cable. It does have a very similar design to your existing Shelby winch but also features a slightly higher weight capacity of 3,200 pounds. This is the largest drum capacity hand winch we have available...
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  • Matching Right Hand Drive Winch To Left Hand Drive Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15403
  • The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs. # DL14825 is the right hand drive winch that matches the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Left Hand Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs # DL15403. You may want to consider the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook 5/16" Diameter x 25' Long - 2,500 lbs. # DL24102 for these winches.
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  • Needing a Replacement Boat Winch to Replace Current Shelby Winch Model 5405
  • The best option to replace your current Shelby Winch would be to use a winch like the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, Single Speed, # DL15303. This winch has a 1,400 lbs horizontal pulling capacity and has the zinc Tuffplate finish for rust and corrosion protection. Unfortunately, Shelby is no longer in business and the mounting plate of this winch is the closest I found to your current winch. However, you may have to reposition mounting holes to install this winch on your trailer. The...
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  • Recommended Replacement Winch for a Fulton T1801
  • I have a solution for you. The Fulton Single Speed Trailer Winch - 10" Long Handle, w/ 20 FT Strap - 1,800 lbs, # F142306, is the winch I recommend for your application. This winch uses a 2-way ratchet system and has a solid drum design which is much more corrosion resistant than the typical riveted drum and gear assemblies on other winches. This winch is a replacement for the T1801Z0301 that was originally the replacement for the T1801 Fulton winch.
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  • Comparing Fulton F2 and XLT Winches
  • I would easily recommend the Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle - 2,000 lbs # FW20000301 or the Fulton XLT 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Heavy Duty 20' Strap - Zinc - 2,600 lbs # F142418 as a replacement for your application. The F2 is more designed for comfort and ease of use with it's ergonomic shaped handle that can be adjusted to length and left or right handed and lighter capacity whereas the XLT is a bit more robust and has a higher capacity. Neither...
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  • Boat Trailer Winch to Replace Old Shelby 5470A Winch
  • You have a Shelby winch. Shelby is no longer in business so that exact winch is no longer available. But there are many other winches you could use even if the capacity is not exactly the same. A 3,200 pound winch such as # FW32000101 is a great option. This winch was designed for marine applications so it is an excellent boat winch. It comes with a strap which is naturally corrosion resistant. If you are looking for something a little more budget friendly the Jif Marine winch # 315-W3200D...
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  • Replacing a Shelby 5407B Winch Rated for 1,700 lbs
  • To replace your 1,700 lb Shelby 5407B winch I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Single Speed Winch # DL14627 which is rated for 1,800 lbs. This winch features permanently lubricated bearings, high carbon steel gears, and a Zinc TUFFPLATE finish for corrosion resistance. The drum can handle up to a 9/32" x 58' cable or a 38' strap, is made in the USA, and comes with a 5-year limited warranty. For a compatible cable I recommend part # DL24045 and for a strap I recommend part # DL24249.
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  • How Long is the Wire on the 12K Bulldog Winch and Wiring Needed to Connect to Vehicle Battery
  • The battery cable on the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 is 6' long. Since you are wanting to run this off of the vehicle battery you will need larger gauge wire but but only from the vehicle battery to a quick disconnect like the Bulldog Winch Quick-Connect Set # BDW20133. You would then need enough 2 gauge wire to reach from your vehicle battery to the rear of your vehicle. We have the Bulldog Winch Rear Wiring Kit # BDW20207 which comes with the quick disconnects, wiring, and...
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  • Availability of Hand Winch to Use with 100 Feet of 3/8 Inch Cable
  • When using 3/8 inch cable, the hand winch we have available with the largest drum capacity is with the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15440. This can handle up to 30 feet of 3/8 inch cable. Since you are looking for a much longer length, I recommend checking out the Fulton High-Performance Trailer Winch # F142421. This winch uses 7/32 inch cable but can store up to 100 feet of it. It features a 3,200 pound capacity and 2 speeds to fit your specific application. I have attached a...
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  • Hand Winch Recommendation that has a Hex Drive for a Drill
  • Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15721 does not have a hex head that is fixed and would allow you to use an electric drill attachment. For that I recommend using worm gear winch # DL11001 which does have a hex drive and you can use a 5/8 inch socket attachment to power the load in or out. Worm gear winches are brake winches so when you stop turning the drum, either with the handle or a drill, it will hold the load. There is also no minimum load required. This winch can accept up to a 82...
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  • Replacement Winch Recommendation for Shelby 5404
  • The Shelby 5404 winch is a 1,200 lb winch with a 20 foot nylon strap. The Dutton Lainson part # DL14996 is a similarly rated 1,500 lb winch and for a strap you would need the part # DL24249. This setup would be slightly stronger and less likely to bend the shaft like you mentioned.
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  • Recommended Replacement Winch for XLT1401 with Failed Ratcheting Pawl
  • I reached out to my contact at Fulton and the part you are looking for has been discontinued. You will need to replace the entire winch because that ratchet pawl is no longer available and he said no other kit will work. I recommend the Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle - 2,000 lbs # FW20000301 or the Fulton XLT 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Heavy Duty 20' Strap - Zinc - 2,600 lbs # F142418 as a replacement. Both of these use a different ratcheting pawl than...
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  • Replacement Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch Compatible with a Boat Lift and Wheel for a Handle
  • That is definitely a boat lift winch you have and it is definitely made by Dutton-Lainson. They have several winches designed for boat lifts and those winches are compatible with the big wheel you have. These include the following: Heavy Duty Brake Winch, 1-1/8" Drum - 1,500 lbs. # DL10770 Heavy Duty Brake Winch, 3-1/8" Drum - 3,500 lbs. # DL24844 Heavy Duty Brake Winch, 2-1/2" Drum - 1,500 lbs # DL14927 Heavy Duty Brake Winch, 1-1/8" Drum - 1,200 lbs. # DL10808 Heavy Duty Brake...
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  • Recommended Bulldog Electric Winch and Related Items for Car Hauler Trailer
  • We can help you with an electric winch and wiring kit for installation on the tongue of your tilt-bed car hauler trailer. Winches, like jacks, are best selected with a healthy safety margin in their weight capacity. For example, for an actual need of 1000-lbs using a jack or winch rated for let's say twice that will offer benefits such as reduced wear and improved reliability. Often a product used well below its maximum capacity will tend to last longer. A rolling item like a disabled...
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  • Brake Hand Winch to Replace 1500-lb-Rated Shelby 5352
  • Some Shelby winch models used a handle that secured to the winch with an Allen key. If this is the type you have then it is possible that the set screw or the post on the winch the handle attaches to is stripped or worn to the point that the handle can no longer crank the winch. While we don't have a repair kit for your Shelby 5352 winch we do have a great replacement winch to match what you have since it is a 1,500 lb brake winch. For that you'd want the Dutton Lainson 1,500 lb Winch...
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  • Winch Recommendation for Car Trailer
  • I can help you over email if you like.
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  • Recommended Hand Winch for 6,000 Pound Sailboat
  • Both the Fulton XLT # F142425 and the Dutton-Lainson # DL15440 Hand Winches that you referenced are great winches that will do a nice job for your sailboat. I recommend going with the Fulton XLT 2-Speed Trailer Winch # F142425. This is an excellent hand winch with 2 speeds and a shift lock design that will let you change gears without having to move the handle. A nice feature on this unit is that it actually includes a heavy-duty, 20 foot strap with safety hook that will wind cleaner...
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  • Is a Specific Type of Battery Required for Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch
  • The type of battery you are looking for to use with the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Trailer Winch # TW4015 is just going to be a 12 volt battery rated for a minimum of 40 amps, and this is going to be a standard vehicle battery. There are so many different types of batteries now at wildly different prices that it is easy to get lost but you only need a basic battery. For this winch there is not any type of specific battery required so long as it meets those requirements. The only...
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  • Recommended Hand Winch for 16 Foot Open Car Hauler Trailer
  • For your 16 foot open car hauler, I recommend the Fulton 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Heavy Duty 20' Strap # F142424. This is rated for 3,200 lbs and is zinc plated to resist corrosion. It has 2 speeds for quick pull or increased mechanical advantage. It has a free-wheel position and a shift lock to keep the shaft in gear. For a winch stand, we have # CE31013G and bracket # DL24110. Your other option is to consider using an electric utility winch like # BDW15019 and then use wiring...
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  • Replacing the Spring on the Fulton F2 Winch 1600 lbs
  • The Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed Trailer Winch with Strap and Adjustable Handle - 1,600 lbs # FW16000101 will not need to be completely taken apart to replace the spring, but the housing, the pin and ratchet pawl will need to be removed to replace the spring # 4769-28. If you want the kit it is # F1596S01.
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  • Split Reel Winch to Move Around Boat Hoist, Frame Into and Out of the Water
  • Yes, a split reel winch such as Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Split Reel for 2 Cables - 1,500 lbs. Item # DL10952 is what you would need. You may also end up needing some pulley blocks such as # CU881080 for changes in the direction of the line(s) if not always a straight line pull. For wire rope you could use 2 of # DL24069 which is a 3/16 inch diameter, 20 foot length of cable rated for 1,800 pounds.
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  • Recommended Winch for Lifting Platform in Garage
  • While you certainly could use a worm gear winch such as # DL11001, I recommend using the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10976, which is designed for what you are trying to do. This winch can be mounted to your ceiling and you can use Hex Shaft # DL406102 which will allow a drill to crank it, and you'll also want Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook # DL24045. This winch has a capacity of 2,000 lbs which will be more than enough for your 300 lbs of gear.
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  • What Type of Mounting Plate Can be Used to Mount Superwinch To Enclosed Trailer Floor
  • The Superwinch part # SW1475200 you referenced doesn't come with a mounting plate designed for attaching to an enclosed trailer floor but we can help with that. You could use a hitch tube and have it welded to the the trailer frame or crossmember near the front like part # E-9. With a piece like this welded to the frame, you could use the Winch Plate # 6495 mount to attach your winch. You'll need to pull up a portion of the floor to access where you'll attach it. Maybe locate the...
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  • Recommended Cost Effective AC Powered Electric Boat Winch
  • I do have an AC powered winch for you but we currently do not have a DC to AC converter capable of handling the power draw of the Dutton-Lainson TW4000 StrongArm Electric Winch part # DL25200. For a similar AC powered winch, I recommend using the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch part # DL24876. This electric winch has a maximum load capacity of 2,700 lbs which is the highest capacity we offer for AC powered winches. The winch also comes with a pulley block that allows you to move...
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  • Shelby 5408B Winch Replacement Recommendation
  • The max rating of your Shelby 5408B is 1,900 lbs which would be more than adequate for a 2,200 lb boat as typically the ratio for winch capacity to boat weight is 2 to 1. For a similarly rated winch we have the part # DL14627 which is rated for 1,800 lb. For a strap to use with this we have the part # DL24249.
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  • Can I Switch a Cable for a Strap on the DL25001
  • We have a good solution for you but the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch w/ Remote - 3,000 lbs part # DL25001 does not have the accommodation for a strap. Instead I recommend using the Replacement Synthetic Rope for Bulldog Winch Trailer and ATV/UTV Winches - 1/4" x 50' part # BDW20095 . While this is a longer rope it allows you to cut it to the length you want so you will likely be able to extend its reach. When cutting it be sure to melt the cut end and wrap it back up to prevent...
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  • Winch Post Setup and Winch Recommendation for 2000 Four Winns Vista
  • Typically the bow eye/hook will sit just below the roller stop. In addition to making for an easier retrieval, having the bow eye below the roller also provides a safety measure. The potential danger of your current setup is that in the event of an accident on the road there's nothing keeping the boat from launching up that roller and into the back of your tow vehicle. If you have the bow stop above the eye/hook (with the winch strap below it) the bow can't get over the stop. We currently...
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  • Recommended Wiring for Electric Trailer Winch
  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10029 will either connect directly to a trailer battery or you can use a wiring connection from your truck battery as you mentioned. For that application, I recommend the Bulldog Winch Rear Wiring Kit - Quick Connect to Terminal End - 2 Gauge - 24' Long # BDW20207. I've attached a video of this installation to assist. This wiring will allow you to use your vehicle battery to quickly and easily power your trailer winch when needed and will allow...
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  • Recommended Electric Winch with Wireless Remote for 3,000 lb Car
  • We have the perfect winch for you to pull your 3,000 lb car onto your trailer, the ComeUp UW-5000si Trailer Winch # CU645010. This 5,000 lb static load/50,000 lb rolling load winch has a wireless remote (which is also waterproof) that will let you activate the winch from as far as 90 feet away. The winch has hardware so you can mount it on the trailer and will wire to the vehicle battery just like you are looking for. I have added a link to a video review of the ComeUp UW-5000si...
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  • Mounting Bolt Hole Size of MaxxTow Winch # MT70193
  • The bolt hole slots of the MaxxTow winch part # MT70193 that you referenced are right at 1/2 inch in diameter. There isn't a specific bolt size that's recommended for use with this but with that in mind a 1/2 inch or slightly narrower bolt would work well.
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  • Replacing Shelby 5403 Winch on Boat Trailer
  • For a winch with a similar capacity as the Shelby you have now that will work great I'd recommend the Fulton # F142102. This winch comes with a 20 inch strap, has a 1,100 lb capacity and has a solid drum-gear construction which means it will last a long time. Unlike other winches that have a drum and gear that are riveted together, which leaves space in between, this winch's solid construction ensures there are no spaces that water or debris can get into. Because water can't get in, there...
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  • Best Replacement for a Shelby Hand Winch 5405
  • The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL15303 is the replacement that I recommend for your Shelby Hand Winch 5405. These winches both have the same 1,400 lb capacity and overall size. In regards to mounting, most hand winches now use a standard pattern which I have attached a photo of for you. If your winch does not use this same mounting pattern you will need to modify yours to accept this. If you don't already have a strap/wire to use we have these available as part # DL24260 or part...
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  • Winch Recommendation for Lifting 700 lb Sailboat Vertically
  • The only types of winches we can recommend for hoisting like what you are wanting to do are the worm gear winches like the # DL11011 that you referenced. This winch has more than enough capacity so it would fit and work well. For a similar winch that can use a strap instead of a wire rope you'd want the part # DL11004 with the strap part # DL24242 and you'd be set.
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  • Replacement Ratchet Pawl for Fulton 2,600 lb Trailer Winch
  • Thanks so much for the photo; to replace the ratchet pawl on your Fulton Trailer Winch # F142410 (which is T2605) you will simply need the Ratchet Repair Kit for Fulton 2-Speed Winches # F501132. With this kit your winch will be working like new in no time!
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  • Where is the Fulton F2 Winch FW32000101 Made
  • I checked with Fulton and Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed, 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle - 3,200 lbs Item # FW32000101 is made by our neighbors to the south, Mexico. If you are looking for a winch that is made in the USA I recommend Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Direct Drive - 3,200 lbs Item # DL15440. This winch is also rated for 3,200 pounds and has 2 speeds. The strap is not included but you can add up to a 25 foot long strap such as # IMF14211.
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  • Selecting Trailer Hand Winch for 7000-lb Boat
  • The capacity of winch you will need for a 7000-lb boat depends on the specific nature of the trailer. The factors that affect selection of a winch include the winching distance, the incline and the nature of the bunks on the trailer. The included article on hand winches has lots of helpful information that will guide you. If the trailer is equipped with low-friction roller bunks like # DL21741, rather than plain wooden bunks like # CE27845, then you can safely use a winch with a...
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  • How to Select Appropriate Winch for Car Hauler Trailer
  • Both the Fulton # F142421 and the Dutton Lainson # DL15440 2-speed hand winches are rated for 3200-lbs maximum capacity. The Fulton works only with wire rope # FWC7500100 but the Dutton Lainson works with a wire rope # DL24104 or a polyester strap # DL24251. Although both are intended for use on a boat trailer they could certainly be used in a car trailer application so long as they offered the required pulling capacity. Most of the time car trailers use an electric winch, like one of...
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  • Recommended Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch to Use with Ratcheting Handle
  • I reached out to my contact at Dutton-Lainson and she said that there is not a ratcheting handle available that's compatible with the DL1402A model Hand Winch # DL15303. For one that can be used with a ratcheting handle a higher-rated winch is needed such as the excellent Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14527 that features a 1,600 pound weight capacity. With this particular winch you can replace the handle with the Ratcheting Handle # DL70371.
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  • Ratchet Repair Kit for Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch Part # F143100
  • In order to replace the ratchet mechanism on the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch part # F143100 you will want to use the Ratchet Repair Kit for Fulton 1,500-lb to 2,500-lb Winches part # F501117. The repair kit comes with the pawl, spring, bolt, nut, and washer. The repair kit is specifically designed for this winch.
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  • Recommended Kayak Ceiling Storage for 2 Kayaks
  • To raise and lower your kayaks, I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Direct Drive - 1,800 lbs # DL15504. This winch provides an easy to use hand brake to make lowering your kayaks fast and easy. This will work with a strap like # DL24249 or a cable like # DL24045. Another option without the hand brake is the Pro Series Standard Brake Winch - Cable Only - 1,000 lbs # PSKR10000301 with cable # FWC7500100. This has a minimum weight of 50 lbs...
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  • Recommended Trailer Winch for 25 Foot Pontoon Boat
  • The Fulton 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Heavy Duty 20' Strap - Zinc - 3,200 lbs # F142424 will work well with your 25 foot Sun Tracker Pontoon Boat. The only thing to consider is if you desire a longer strap, which for most trailers wouldn't be needed as you'd float more than 5 feet onto the back of the trailer prior to connection and release prior to that for launch to have adequate footing. If you like the enclosed winch with the same two speeds and capacity, then I recommend the Fulton...
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  • Fulton T3205 Winch Replacement
  • Yes. The Fulton 2 Speed Trailer Winch # F142424 will work as a replacement for your old Fulton T3205 winch. It has the exact same 5.1:1 and 12.2:1 gear ratios as the T3205 and also comes with a 10" handle. I've attached a picture for reference to show some of the measurements-but this is a fairly universally mounted winch. The long holes on the bottom are 1" long and 1/2" from the edges of the plate; the center hole is 2-3/8" from the edge (center of the hole); the long hole at the...
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  • Winch Strap Compatible With Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14627
  • You are correct that the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Single Speed - 1,800 lbs. # DL14627 is rated for a 38 foot strap but that is using a strap similar to the Hand Winch Strap with Safety Hook, 2" Wide x 25' Long - 4,000 lbs. # DL24249. We don't have one that is that length, so I can't confirm physically but the manufacturer says that is the case. The BoatBuckle Boat Winch Strap with Hook and Safety Latch - Loop End - 2" x 25' - 8,000 lbs # IMF14211 is thicker...
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  • Can Mounting Plate of Single-Speed Boat Trailer Winch be Drilled
  • No, you should not drill the mounting plate of the Single-Speed Boat Trailer Winch with 20' Strap # 315-W1800D in order to have two inline bolts as it could compromise the integrity of the winch. For a similar winch with a different mounting plate I recommend checking out the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14627 which may work for you. As you can see from the accompanying photo this winch offers the ability to mount on a 3" x 3" tube.
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  • Hand Winch Compatible with a Powered Drill For Lifting and Lowering a Gate
  • The Dutton-Lainson Heavy Duty Brake Winch part # DL10808 has a braking mechanism that locks in place when the handle is released. In order to obtain a ratcheting mechanism with this winch you will want to replace the handle with the Brake Winch Ratcheting Replacement part # DL70346. When used in place of the regular handle, it allows the operator to both raise and lower the load without turning the handle a full revolution. As long as your gate does not exceed 1,200 lbs, this winch...
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  • How to Install Cable to Split Drum Winch With Hook on Either End of Cable
  • I attached a picture that shows how a cable is routed through a split drum winch like the part # DL10952 that you referenced. You'll need an extra hook like the part # RM-910031 with a cable like the part # DL24045. We don't have them but you'll need to then source a loop crimp to attach the cable to the hook.
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  • What Gauge Wire Rope is Recommended for Fulton High Performance Winch # F142430
  • With the Fulton High-Performance 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Handbrake # F142430 you have to stick with 7/32 inch wire rope. For that we have the Fulton cable and hook part # FWC7500100 which is 50 feet long and has a 5,600 lb capacity.
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  • Replacement Winch For Stripped Ratchet Gear on # 315-W2000D Winch
  • The Single-Speed Boat Trailer Winch with 20' Strap and Brake - 2,000 lbs # 315-W2000D is the replacement winch you would need and is a Jif Marine Winch not Dutton-Lainson. There is not replacement gear kit compatible with your winch. You may want to consider upgrading to the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs # DL14825 which has high carbon steel gears for more durability.
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  • Dutton Lainson Winch Recommendation for Boat Winch on Dock
  • We can help you with a winch but not with a large wheel like in the picture you mentioned. They have several winches designed for boat lifts and those winches are compatible with the big wheel you mentioned. These include the following: Heavy Duty Brake Winch, 1-1/8" Drum - 1,500 lbs. # DL10770 Heavy Duty Brake Winch, 3-1/8" Drum - 3,500 lbs. # DL24844 Heavy Duty Brake Winch, 2-1/2" Drum - 1,500 lbs # DL14927 Heavy Duty Brake Winch, 1-1/8" Drum - 1,200 lbs. # DL10808 Heavy Duty...
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  • Recommended High-Speed Hand Winch for Light Loads
  • For quicker take-up action, you'll want a two-speed hand winch. The perfect one for your application would be the Dutton-Lainson Two Speed # DL15502. It has two gear ratios, and the one you'd want to use is 5.4:1, which means you'd need to crank the handle about 5-1/2 times for a complete drum revolution. The drum has a large strap capacity of 38 feet, and if you need extra strap you can use the Dutton-Lainson # DL24250. I've added a link to a video review of this winch for you to take...
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  • Cover for Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch
  • There is a cover for the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10031; the Bulldog Winch Neoprene Cover # BDW20191 is exactly what you need. We have previously confirmed with the manufacturer this cover will fit this winch to help protect it from the elements. I have added links to video reviews of both the winch and cover for you to take a look at.
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  • Ratchet Repair Kit for Fulton XLT Winch
  • For your Fulton XLT 2-Speed Trailer Winch # F142418 we do offer a Ratchet Repair Kit # F501133 that includes all the parts shown in the linked photo. If these are different from the damaged parts on your winch please tell me the winch part number from the unit itself.
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  • Availability of a Replacement Winch Handle for a Shelby 5407 Winch
  • We do have a winch to replace your Shelby 5407 winch, but unfortunately we do not have a replacement handle that fits your Shelby winch. To replace your 1,700 lb Shelby 5407B winch I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Single Speed Winch # DL14627 which is rated for 1,800 lbs. This winch has permanently lubricated bearings, high carbon steel gears, and a Zinc TUFFPLATE finish for corrosion resistance. The winch is made in the USA, and comes with a 5-year limited warranty The drum can...
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  • Shut Off Switch to Use with Bulldog Winch BDW10030
  • For a shut off switch with the Bulldog Winch part # BDW10030 I'd recommend the switch part # BDW20248 which is rated for 500 amps and is very easy to use. This is a cheap insurance policy for your winch wiring so it would be a really great addition. I attached a review video for it for more info as well.
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  • Replacement Power Unit for Bulldog Winch BDW15019
  • Yes, we do have replacement power units for the Bulldog winch part # BDW15019. The Bulldog Winch Replacement OE Contactor part # BDW20221 is a direct replacement for 15017/15019 Bulldog winches. Each of the terminals is color coded, and comes with new lock washers and nuts for easy installation, however the housing and wiring is not included and will need to be used from your existing winch. If you need a new hand held controller you can use part # BDW20220. This is an exact replacement...
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  • Weight Capacity of Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11001 Using 1/4 Inch Cable
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11004 referenced in your question is actually designed for use with a polyester strap and not cable. For the Dutton-Lainson 2,000 pound hex gear hand winch that uses cable you will want part # DL11001 instead. This winch can definitely be used with 1/4 inch cable and the drum can handle up to 59 feet of it. I spoke with my contact at Dutton-Lainson and did verify that the drum hub diameter is 1-1/4 inches and...
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  • Size and Grade of Bolts Needed to Install Fulton XLT Winch
  • 3/8 inch diameter Grade 5 or higher hardware would be what you'd need to mount the Fulton XLT winch part # F142425 that you referenced. A total of 3 bolts would be all you'd need.
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  • Recommended Wire to Extend Length of Power Cable on Master Lock Electric Trailer Winch
  • The Master Lock Electric Trailer Winch - 2,000 lbs # 2953AT comes with power cables that are 20 feet long and does not have other lengths available. If you wanted to extend that length 5-10 feet, you would need to use 12 gauge wire like # 12-2-1 sold by the foot and heat shrink butt connectors like # DW05745-5.
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  • Does COME-UP 4500lb Winch Have Cable Tensioner
  • The Come Up winch # CU644512 that you referenced does have an integrated tensioner to help prevent bird nesting of the winch cable when retracting.
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  • Recommended Fulton Winch and Roller Bunks for Ram-Lin Single Axle Trailer with Wooden Bunks
  • Trailer winches, like trailer jacks and hitches, are best selected to provide a healthy safety margin in their weight capacity. All such items tend to last longer and work better when they are not operated at their limits. For a boat that weighs in the range of 2700-lbs you want to choose a winch that offers at least half that weight in pulling capacity. The Fulton F2 # FW32000101 is a 2-speed enclosed winch rated for 3200-lbs. This includes a strap and a nice feature, an adjustable...
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  • Pinion Repair Kit for Fulton Winch F143100
  • For the Fulton Winch # F143100 we offer a complete pinion shaft repair kit # F501118 but not individual gear parts. This kit includes the 10-tooth gear.
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  • Ratcheting Handle for Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL17042
  • We do indeed have the ratcheting handle available that is compatible with the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL17042. For this you will just need the Ratchet Handle # DL70371. This can be cranked in full circular revolations or ratcheted for better leverage.
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  • Which Winch Should I Use to Pull a Small Sailboat out of the Water and Across Sandy Beach
  • As much as I'd love to recommend using something cool like an electric ATV winch similar to the Bulldog Utility Winch # BDW15008 , I think you'd be well served going with the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10974 . This is a worm gear hand winch that has a 2000-lb capacity. One of the things I love about this winch is that the loop drive lets you crank the winch with a power drill if you've got a cordless drill or an electrical outlet down by where you're storing it. To mount this winch,...
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  • Winch Recommendation for 2,850 lb Boat on Trailer
  • The Fulton High-Performance 2-Speed Trailer Winch # F142412 would easily pull your 2,850 lb boat in. Typically you only need a winch with 50 percent of the boat's weight as capacity so this winch having a 2,600 lb capacity means it would make very easy work of bringing in your boat. For a 2 inch strap to use with this winch you'd then want the part # IMF05848 and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Winch for Left Side Drive Comparable to # DL15002
  • The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Single Speed - 900 lbs # DL15002 can only have the handle mounted on the right side. If you want a left hand drive, I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish - Self-Locking - Left Hand Direct Drive - 1,200 lbs # DL16331. For either application, I recommend the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook 3/16" Diameter x 25' Long - 1,800 lbs # DL24043.
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  • Replacement for Fulton Boat Trailer Winch T3205
  • The Fulton 2-Speed Trailer Winch part # F142424 will be a direct replacement for your Fulton Boat Trailer Winch T3205 as they use the same mounting plate therefore no drilling will be required.
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  • Hand Winch Replacement For 2000 Mustang Palamino Camper Using A Cordless Impact Socket
  • The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake 1,200 lbs # DL14934 can be used with # DL6454 Replacement Removable handle kit and the # DL6456 drill drive socket adapter as a solution to use your winch with your electric drill. The adapter socket fits 1/2" electric drills. Included are video overviews with more information.
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  • Base Dimensions of Jif Marine 2-Speed Boat Trailer Winch # 315-W2500D
  • The base on 2-Speed Boat Trailer Winch # 315-W2500D measures 5-3/4 inches wide by 7-1/8 inches long. This is a very standard size and bolt pattern so it should fit on your trailer easily. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Is There a Left-Hand Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch
  • We do carry a left-hand winch very similar to the 2,000 lb capacity winch # DL14725 you asked about, with the only difference being the left-hand winch has a larger 2,500 lb capacity. The winch you need is the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - Left Side Handle - 2,500 lbs # DL15403. The correct cable for this winch is the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook # DL24104.
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  • Worm Gear Winch for Car Hauler Trailer
  • The type of manual winch I suggest for your car trailer is a worm gear type which prevents the car from rolling backwards even if you let go of the handle. Winch capacity for your application with a rolling load on an incline does not need be very high. As an example, a 2500-lb rolling load on a 10% incline requires only a 500-lb-rated winch. Please refer to the linked article. The Dutton-Lainson 2K Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11004 can be operated either by the included handle or with...
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  • Recommended Hand Winch for Use with 5/16 Inch Cable
  • The Fulton High-Performance 2-Speed Trailer Winch # F142430 referenced in your question is designed to be used with 7/32 inch cable. I spoke with my contact at Fulton and he does not recommend using 5/16 inch cable on this drum. For a similar hand winch that can use 5/16 inch cable I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14825. This direct drive, heavy-duty winch has a weight capacity of 2,500 pounds and the drum can handle 47 feet of 5/16 inch cable. It also features a Zinc Tuffplate...
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  • Recommended Replacement Hand Winch for a Boat Trailer with a 6,500 Lb Boat
  • It is always a good idea to use a winch that is overrated for the purpose you will be using it for. A winch that is used near the bottom end of its capacity will last much longer then a winch used at the top end of its capacity. We do have wire rope options for a hand winch on your boat trailer but I recommend using a winch with a synthetic strap as this will last longer for marine applications in addition to causing less damage if the strap were to break. For your 6,500 lb boat, I...
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  • Strap Winch for Boat Trailer with Rollers
  • You can use a strap type winch instead of a cable winch so long as your trailer's rollers are in good shape and the weight of your 28-ft Cuddy is not more than 3-times the winch's rating. Rollers allow you to use a winch rated for as low as 1/3 of the boat weight. I suggest the zinc-plated Fulton 2-Speed model # F142424 which is rated for 3200-lbs and which has a 20-foot strap.
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  • Can Master Lock Winch # 2953AT Hold a Boat on a Boat Trailer After Winching
  • I checked with Master Lock and winch # 2953AT should not be used to hold a load. Once the boat has been winched onto the trailer the front of the boat should be secured with a strap such as # IMF14220 or something appropriately rated for the boat.
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  • Recommended Mounting Hardware for Fulton 2-Speed Trailer Winch
  • I took a look at the manual for the Fulton 2-Speed Trailer Winch # F142424 and it specifies that to install the winch you will need to use 3/8" diameter grade-5 hardware of the length appropriate to where you are mounting it. You only need to source this hardware locally at any hardware store. I have added a link to a video review of this winch for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Electric and Manual Winch for Car Trailer
  • Most Car trailers will utilize the electric winches that have much more power and strength. For a hand winch, I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Direct Drive - Hand Brake - 3,500 lbs. # DL14881. This will only give you that max capacity of the winch on the single layer of cable around the drum and it will be a lower capacity with each additional layer of cable. I recommend the Fulton Galvanized Winch Cable with Hook - 50' x 7/32" - 5,600 lbs...
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  • Replacement Ratchet Pawl for a Fulton T2625 Trailer Winch
  • It sounds like a need a new ratchet pawl for your Fulton High-Performance 2-Speed Trailer Winch (T2625) part # F142412. If that is the case then you can use the Ratchet Repair Kit for Fulton 2-Speed Winches part # F501132.
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  • Winch Recommendation for Boat that Weighs 1,600 lbs
  • Generally when picking out a winch for a boat trailer the ratio is 2 to 1 meaning you would need a winch with roughly half the capacity as the weight of the boat. With good rollers and a short winching distance the ratio increases to 3 to 1, but with long winching distances and wooden bunks like what you currently have the ratio is 1 to 1. Based on your current 1,300 lb winch struggling with a 1,600 lb boat I'd recommend matching the winch capacity with at least the weight of your boat....
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  • Is There Any Difference Between Fulton F2 Winch with Similar Part Number
  • Those are the same two parts; the Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed, 2-Speed Trailer Winch # FW32000101 is simply the part number we have on our site. This winch has a 3,200 lb capacity and comes with the Fulton Heavy-Duty Winch Strap with Hook # F501207 so you do not have to purchase it separately. The Fulton F2 also has a handle which you can adjust between 6 inches and 9 inches with low and high speed options. The Fulton # FW32000101 fits the industry-standard mounting pattern, comes...
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  • What are the Base Dimensions of Jif Marine 2-Speed Boat Trailer Winch # 315-W2500D
  • The base on 2-Speed Boat Trailer Winch # 315-W2500D measures 5-3/4 inches wide by 7-1/8 inches long. I have included a picture showing this for you and a link to a video review on this winch.
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  • Replacement Boat Trailer Winch for Winch Mounted In Channel On Frame
  • I do have plenty of options for you to choose from but finding one that matches what you have exactly is going to be next to impossible unless you were able to find the same model. Therefore, you are most likely gong to need to do a bit of modifications if you want to replace this winch. It looks like the winch mount setup you have now was a one-off for your particular winch model. The Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed Trailer Winch part # FW16000101 has a 6-3/16" long x 3-3/8" wide base but the...
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  • Replacement Hand Winch for Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch
  • I looked up your trailer jack info and it was a 1,600 lb hand winch that hasn't been made in quite some time. Most refer to it as a "vintage" hand winch. Sounds like you got a lot of life out of but there's nothing we offer beyond what you've already tried that's going to fix it so our best option is a new winch like the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish # DL14927 which is another high quality, USA made hand winch that will work really well.
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  • Will Bulldog Winch Have the Capacity and Capability to Load 4,000lbs Car into My 18 Foot Car Hauler
  • Good news! The Bulldog Winch # BDW15019 will work great for loading your 18 foot car hauler with a vehicle up to 4,000lbs. We recommend using a winch with a line pull capacity no less than equal to that of the load being moved. For example, if a car weighing 4,000 lbs is going to be pulled onto a trailer, an electric winch with a line pull capacity equal to 4,400 lbs. will work great. If the winch is going to be used to pull a load up a set of ramps and onto a trailer, the ramp incline,...
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  • Winch Recommendation for Four Winns 268 Vista Boat Trailer with Rollers
  • Generally when picking out a winch for a boat trailer the ratio is 2 to 1 meaning you would need a winch with roughly half the capacity as the weight of the boat. With good rollers and a short winching distance the ratio increases to 3 to 1, but with long winching distances and wooden bunks like what you currently have the ratio is 1 to 1. Since you mentioned needing a longer strap you probably are between needing the 2 to 1 ratio or the 3 to 1 ratio. The Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed, 2-Speed...
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  • Accessing Mounting Hardware for Fulton XLT Trailer Winch # F142418
  • To access the mounting bolts of the Fulton XLT 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Heavy Duty 20' Strap # F142418 that you referenced you'll have to remove the plastic cover since the cover does obstruct access to it.
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  • Can a Winch Strap Be Used with the Fulton Trailer Winch Part # F142412 (T2625)
  • Yes, you can use a strap with your Fulton High-Performance 2-Speed Trailer Winch part # F142412 (T2625). For this, I recommend using the Fulton Heavy-Duty Winch Strap with Hook part # FWS20HD0200. This strap is a direct fit for your winch and has a 4,000 lb working load limit which will be more than enough for your boat. I have attached a review video of this strap for you as well.
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  • Why Does Winch Handle Unscrew When Trying to Unwind Dutton Lainson Brake Winch
  • The DL204358C number you referenced is just a number used to identify the warning label on Dutton-Lainson brake winches. The actual winch model number is stamped into the base of the winch on the side opposite the handle. I've attached a couple photos pointing this out. Some Dutton Lainson hand winches, like # DL15721 do not feature a freewheel option. The handle can be turned counter clockwise to unwind the cable or strap. However, if the minimum operating weight (175 lbs for DL15721)...
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  • Recommended Trailer Winch With 10K Capacity and 50 Foot Rope
  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 has a weight capacity of up to 12,000 pounds and has rope dimensions of 90 feet by 3/8 inches. There is a steel mounting plate and hardware included to let you mount winch and fairlead to trailer deck or frame. To install, you can bolt the included plate onto the deck of your trailer and attach the winch and fairlead. Counter-sunk bolt holes in the mounting plate ensure that the hex heads of the included bolts don't protrude above the trailer's...
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  • Connecting Battery Charger to Two Parallel Batteries
  • Connecting a charger to two batteries in parallel really will be the same as wiring them in parallel. You'd put one terminal on one battery and the other on the other battery.
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions of Dutton-Lainson 2,500 Pound Winch
  • Winches like the Dutton-Lainson # DL14830 you asked about have mounting holes that tend to resemble a Picasso painting so they can be hard to describe. Instead I made a diagram that shows the majority of the bolt hole spacing. If you need a specific or another measurement I didn't include just let me know and I'll get the one you need.
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  • Recommended Game Feeder Winch
  • For a new game feeder winch I recommend the Fulton Single Speed Trailer Winch # F142201 along with Hand Winch Strap # DL24242. The Fulton winch has a 1,500 lb capacity, 4.1:1 gear ratio and 2-way ratchet system. I've added a link to a video review of the winch for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Does StrongArm Winch Need Mounting Bracket
  • The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Trailer Winch - Marine - 1,500 lbs # TW4015 requires a winch stand or mounting bracket. For the StrongArm you can use the Dutton-Lainson Mounting Adapter Plate for StrongArm Electric Winches # DL24055 if you have a narrow winch stand or the Dutton-Lainson Angle Mounting Plate for StrongArm Electric Winches # DL24059 if your stand is at an angle. You will need Dutton-Lainson Quick Mount Kit for StrongArm Electric Winches # DL70309 as well. As...
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  • Mounting Holes Measurements and Strap Width for Dutton Lainson 600 and 900 Pound Winches
  • Both hand winches # DL15002 and # DL14125 have the same mounting pattern. I have included a picture that shows the dimensions for you. A 2 inch wide strap will work with these winches. You will want the strap capacity to be at least 1.5 times higher than the winch capacity for safety. For winch # DL15002 the recommended strap is # DL24291. And for winch # DL14125 the recommended strap is # DL24239.
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  • Mounting Hole Spacing for Fulton Winch # F142401
  • I've attached two pictures of the bolt pattern of the Fulton Winch # F142401. One shows the size of each bolt hole and the other shows the distance between the holes.
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions for Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch
  • The mounting holes of the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish # DL14825 are 3-1/4" apart vertically, while the smaller holes are 2-3/8" apart and the larger holes are 1-1/4" apart. I have added a video review of this winch for you to take a look at as well.
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