Bass Pro Shops 1400 lb. Trailer Winch
Way too cheap
My old winch lasted 8 years of frequent use but the handle was starting to get loose. The teeth were showing some wear so I decided to retire it before it fails at the launch on a windy day. Got this wench and looked it over for fit and it looked like a decent replacement. Install was a breeze. Cranking action felt good and the handle length was the same as my old winch so no worries about dragging knuckles on the hull.
Connected the strap to the boat and went to tightening. I cranked and watched the strap rotate and compress and was certain it would get stiff any minute. Nope. The strap anchor bolt is a cheesy 1/4" bolt and it went from assumed straight to a gnarly curve shape. I figured I could drill out the hole and go with a 3/8" bolt later but wanted to go fishing. When I went to drag the boat the last inch to rest on the chin post, the bolt kept bending as expected but the friggin' handle started to bend as well. I'm done with this winch and will go with another brand. Might be good for pulling a jet ski but that's about it.
June 14, 2014
may be easy to install but its junk. I have absolutely no confidence when i'm cranking this up to pull my boat up on the trailer. it's a matter of time before the crank pops. already had to replace the cheap bolt on the crank. I will be replacing this, i can't believe i've had it on for a year.
May 5, 2009
Nice and easy
This winch was so simple to install. Couldn't have been any easier! Had it on my trailer in less than 10 minutes. Cranking mechanism and handle is well made and works very smooth. Even better, the price was reduced which made it a real good buy.
August 21, 2008
Easy and Durable
Purchased this winch to replace my old one. Went on in 5 minutes easily. The Power-Grip Handle is nice for cranking the boat down tight to the trailer. So far it has performed as I expected. No complaints. Used frequently in the past month.
June 22, 2011