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Old 08-29-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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So what is the proper way of sizing the winch on the trailer.
I plan on replacing the whole thing as the bracket is what broke, the winch itself is fine but the bolt holding the locking dogs pulled through the metal. Can't find a rating on the current one, but have not yet looked that hard either.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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If this is for your 1700 SR a new winch and strap should be not a problem. There are many trailer websites to order from or if you have someone local I would go that route first.

Anything around 5,000 LBS rating is IMHO what will work for you. You might get by with a 3500 LBS but if it were me I would stick to the 5000 ibs rating. The stand which the winch sits on has a bolt pattern which is about the only problem you will have to matching up.

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Thanks for the input Roger!! Much apprieciated!!

Went to store and looked, they only had a 3500lb in stock and that was $60 or two speed ones for even more $$ but same weights... Went home to play with it... The existing one is a Fulton 1400 / 700 LB, first wrap / subsequent... My thoughts were like yours too Roger, but if original was that small... I plan on stopping into the store tonight and picking up that 3500. I guess since the boat is only 1850lb + gear & fuel it should do. The strap should be able to be moved over - took it off last night, darn its about 20' long - I could hook the boat up behind the trailer.
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