TRAC Outdoor Lite-Cruiser Electrical Trailer Winch
I picked up this winch with the BPS gift card that I received after purchasing a new boat earlier this year. It installed on the trailer with only a little modification. The bolt pattern on the winch lined up just fine with the bolt pattern on the winch mount but I had to shim up the unit with some washers to make it level with the bow hook on the boat. I also purchased the optional wiring kit from a separate vendor because it was continually on back-order from BPS. The wiring kit adds to the cost of the installation but it certainly makes the hook-up much better and the installation looks much cleaner.
I have used this unit a few times and it pulls the boat out of the water and up onto the trailer just fine. Be aware that it is not necessarily as fast as you might think. Pull rate is 6 feet per minute. The strap on the unit seems like it could be a little better in quality.........it just doesn't seem to be as heavy as the strap that was on my manual winch and I notice that it does stretch somewhat when loading the boat.....but so far no problems in limited use. I like the remote control unit very much. Honestly though, I would not normally have purchased this unit had it not been for my BPS Gift card......pretty pricey for what it actually does for you. If you have physical issues this could very well be the answer to your prayers.
October 28, 2013
Trac Lite Outdoor Cruiser
I ordered the winch even tough it was back ordered to my surprise i received my winch in just 4 days I was very happy with the fast shipping.the winch installed and fit my winch stand exactly as stated in the instructions. I drilled the two holes needed for mounting and bolted it on . and now the reason for the 4 stars. first the emergency manual crank handle is useless for a heavy boat metal is cheap and not long enough. second reason the lanyards for the connection covers were made from cheap sewing thread and were broken before I even installed the winch. I had to remove the cover and replace the lanyards with heavier nylon line now everything is ship shape the winch works perfectly but it was a day long project.
July 14, 2013
Best thibg ever for my back
I have a sustained back that requires surgery every 4 years of so and I was not able to use the fishing boat with the electric winch. It installed without any issues. My trailer had six holes that matched up with the three on the winch. The most difficult thing was running a power wire back from the battery. The remote was perfect and the winch pulled the boat up onto the trailer faster than I could have done it with the hand crank winch. Now I can enjoy getting out on the water and fishing again
June 29, 2013
Not for pontoon
Does not fit on the trailer tha came with the Bass Buggy 18 ft DLX Fishing pontoon. Looks like a good winch but wood have to retrofit the trailer winch riser on the pontoon. Too much fabbercation for this old fisherman. Would fit on a horazontal riser but not on a vertical angle one.
May 12, 2013