Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4 out of 5 by George56 Remote winch
Winch worked as expected, remote light is a nice feature. I installed a garden tractor battery on the trailer tongue inside a Remy battery box. Total wire run to winch less that three feet. Plenty of power, no problem pulling my 16.5' Starcraft with a 90 hp Mariner up on th bunks. The buttons on the transmitter could be more sensitive. After pulling the entire lenth of the boat on the trailer your thumb gets tired. Often contact was broken and had to push harder on button. Other than that it works fine. The plug in buttons worked ok. I fish alone often and will use the transmiiter most of the time. At the angle the winch is mounted I removed the emergency handle, I almost lost it on the first outing. After reading other reviews I felt dedecated battery was the way to go. Now I can tow it with any vehicle.
May 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by im1cardr save your $$$$
i purchaced this winch just over a year ago. it was used 8 times to pull boat on trailer last 2 had to powerload due to winch not performing properly. motor burned up. customer service with the company is worse than horriable. you will be better off with a ratchet strap from your local hardware store!
July 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by LoriJo Electric Boat Wench
My husband wanted this wench for our boat, & once installed, it works great. HOWEVER....the installation left something to be desired!! Forget the instructions...he had to do modifications in order for it to fit properly where it was supposed to. It took about 2+ hrs. to get it mounted. On the other hand, once installed, it works great. As for recommending to a friend....for installation...NO...but for finished product...YES...
May 5, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by S333 far too involved to be practical
After purchasing this winch, unboxing it, and reading the instructions, I decided to return it. The process of wiring the winch for power is way too involved for most people to be worth the trouble.
Your main options are basically 1. running heavy gauge wire from your battery to the rear or your vehicle and either mounting a permanent receptacle or leaving a coil of wire somewhere in the back, or 2. mounting a battery in your truck bed or on the trailer somewhere. I have 2 tow vehicles and there's no way the wife was letting me run wires all over her new Tahoe, so option 1 was immediately out of the question, not to mention the cost of 50 feet of heavy gauge wiring and 2 recepticles. option 2 meant buying another battery, battery box, mounting hardware and wiring not to mention i would have to worry about keeping it charged, which meant more wiring or buying a portable charger (my boat is all on board).
Either option would probably have cost me at least another $100, which meant I could buy 3 high quality manual winches for the cost of putting this one on. It felt like I would be causing a lot more problems than i would be adding conveniences, so I made the call and bought a very nice manual winch instead for a 3rd of the price installed.
March 22, 2011