Recommendation for Electric Winch To Pull 24 Foot 3300-Lb Grady White Boat on to Trailer

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Will master lock winch 2953at pull 3300-lb 24 foot grady white boat on to my trailer?

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Because of the length of your boat I would recommend the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch, part # DL25200. This DC-powered winch is designed for boats up to 4,000 lbs and includes a wiring harness for easy installation. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the winch.

The Master Lock Electric Trailer Winch, part # 2953AT, you have referenced, has a maximum boat weight capacity of 5,000 lbs , but only a maximum boat length of 18 feet. I would not recommend this winch for you because of the 24 foot length of your boat.

When winching your boat onto a trailer a common ratio for determining your winch load capacity is 2 to 1. For example, a 3300 lb boat would require a 1650 lb winch. There are other factors, however, that will determine the appropriate winch size for your purposes.

The ratio can be stretched to 3 to 1 in instances when the trailer in use has high-quality rollers and is most commonly used on ramps where boats float most of the way onto the trailer.

In contrast, using a boat trailer that has wooden bunks, lacks self-alignment capabilities, and is most commonly used on ramps where the boat must be winched most of the way onto the trailer reduces the ratio to 1 to 1.

I also have the Dutton-Lainson Angle Mounting Plate, part # DL24059, that will allow you to mount the winch to the trailer winch stand on your boat trailer.

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