Minn Kota® DeckHand Anchor Winch - Model DH40
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This Minn Kota DeckHand Anchor Winch allows you to automatically raise your anchor with the push of a button, and its special anti-drag system senses the bottom to allow for controlled drifting. Designed for anchors weighing from 20-to-40 lbs., the DeckHand Anchor Winch is powered by 12-volt battery (not included) and features a manual circuit breaker that protects the motor and electronics. Pre-spooled with 100' of 800-lb. test nylon rope.
- Davit can be mounted at base of DeckHand or in remote position on deck
- 20 to 40 lb. anchor capacity (Anchor not included)
- Pre-spooled with 100 feet of 100-lb test nylon rope
- Stows anchor horizontally to eliminate anchor swing
- Anchor shackle allows for quick changes between anchors
- Stow and deploy switch integrated into the base of the unit
- Stops the unit when anchor touches bottom
- Anti-drag system
- 2-year warranty
Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5 out of 5 by cchunter Minn Kota® DeckHand Anchor Winch - Model DH40
This was purchased because of trouble griping an anchor an lifting the anchor. This looks like a good design and has a remote so I don't have to move around ever time I anchor or move to another location.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dahogman Good quality, quiet operation.
I have purchased 4 of these so far. I bought my first 2 for my 2008 Lowe FM 165. I experienced some shear pin problems so I put nails in them instead of the shear pins. The shear pin problem was the only thing I had any trouble with. The second 2 were for my 2011 Tracker Targa V18 WT. Minn Kota seems to have fixed the pin trouble with the newer winches. I always run 30 lb river anchors and these winches handle them with no issues I haven't had any issues at all with my new winches and they have great pulling power. They are quiet compared to my friends Trac Big Water and definitly more reliable. He is going to replace his Trac with a Minn Kota as it has failed him for the last time. The Minn Kota is more expensive but well worth the money.
August 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by A1parker Great product
I guess only the dissatisfied leave reviews. I bought 2 of the DH40's 4 yrs. ago and love them. I run 25lb anchors and they work great. I'd mount 40lb. anchors on these and never give it a second thought. I move my boat 15/25 times a day , I bought the remote for the front anchor and easily run both anchors when fishing by myself, and have worked these machines hard. I have learned when fighting 4/5 foot crashing waves, to bring the anchors off their mounts and secure in the bottom of the boat, just to not loosen the mount bolts on the machines from the severe crashing of the bow in to the waves. Otherwise, the DH40's are great and one of the best fishing products I have bought.
March 8, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Elpiddio Terrible Design
I used it once at a local lake and had to deal with the issues more than I'm able to fish. Really bad engineering design!
April 22, 2011
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