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Recommended Electric Boat Winch For Loading a Sea Ray 240 Boat on the Trailer

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What size electric winch needed to pull 240 Sea Ray on tailer guessing 4000 lbs

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For your Sea Ray 240 I find that the weight is going to be around 4,500lbs. For this the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch # DL25215 would be my recommendation. This winch has a 3,000lb load capacity for reeling in your boat.

If you are using bunk boards the rule of thumb is 2:1, the 3,000lb winch will pull a 6,000lb boat across a level surface. Since no boat ramps are level the additional capacity will account for the extra resistance from the hill and any gear that you will likely still have in your boat.

For roller bunks the rule of thumb is 3:1, which is why you see this winch with a maximum capacity of 9,000lbs.

The profile of the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch # DL25215 makes for a great fit on most towers. It will not stick out on each side like most other winches and the cover protects the strap from UV damage when not in use.

The Dutton-Lainson Mounting Adapter Plate # DL24055 makes for a simple mount that will securely hold the winch on your tower. We also offer the Winch Cover # DL24051 to keep dirt off your winch when it is being stored.

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