Minn Kota DeckHand Pontoon Anchor Winch includes the DeckHand 40 with a quick-release bracket, corded remote and quick connect plug. Prespooled with 800 lb. test nylon rope and runs on a 12V battery (not included).
DeckHand 40 features a manual circuit breaker that protects the motor and electronics. Auto-drift--stops the unit when anchor touches bottom. Maximum anchor weight: 40 lbs. (Anchor not included).
Rated 5 out of 5 by smokey1954 the best
I bought one in may and fished the eagle river chain on my 20ft. boat and it worked perfect, now i'm ordering one for the back so no more rope laying all over and yelling at everyone to throw the anchor over.I don't know how they will work on the Mississippi river with the extreme current but i think with caution i'll do alright.
September 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Howtarhow Works like a charm
I installed the Minn Kota deck hand on the bow of my 21 1/2 ft. Prince Craft pontoon boat. It works just like they said it woud. Just press the down button and it drops to the bottom. It holds the boat in place. I am using a 25 lb anchor. When it's time to pull it up you just press the button and up it comes. Pretty fast too. It is a great add on to any boat. I have the controls right at the helm. It is so handy.
June 21, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by poebaitfly Disappointed!
I purchased two of the DH40s for my new 17' fishing boat because I had been pleased with the performance of a DH25 on my old boat. After replacing both DH40s because of defective gear boxes, one of the replacements also malfunctioned . One of the gear box failures occured with my boat underway, which resulted in the anchor dropping and damaging the hull of my boat. I have decided to go to the expense of replacing both units with competitive anchor winches simply because I don't want to waste anymore time, or run the risk of another accident.
December 2, 2006
Rated 2 out of 5 by BassFishman Product has design flaw
I had 4 of the DH40's before I finally went back to the old style. It has a design flaw that requires you to pull line out when the rope gets on the side opposite of the switch.
The old ones work fine because the spool is narrower. The new one needs a switch on both sides, but doesn't.
August 12, 2006