Go Back   The Michigan Sportsman Forums > Out and About > Boating and Boat Rigging
Home Forums Classifieds Product Reviews Campfire Calendar Calendar MS Links
Register FAQ Blogs Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Boating and Boat Rigging Discuss how to rig your boat or other floatation device, the rules of the water, and safety.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-06-2009, 02:39 PM
Topshelf's Avatar
Topshelf is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Marine City, MI
Posts: 2,037
Photos: 26Users Photo Gallery
Default Electric Anchor winch

Remove this ad.....
become a Supporting Member today.
Anyone have any experience with those electric anchor winches? My buddy just had neck surgury and is a little limited in movement right now. So he wants to install one of these, but isnt sure how well they work. Any recommendations on type, size, etc etc would be a great help

Boat / anchor Specs:
17.5 ft Polar craft Aluminum hull with a 150 merc
15 pound daforth anchor with 3ft of chain.
__________________
Got SIG?

Sent using my iPhone 6.5 S

Last edited by Topshelf; 04-06-2009 at 02:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-06-2009, 03:07 PM
mijetsledder mijetsledder is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Manistee
Posts: 1
Send a message via Yahoo to mijetsledder
Default

I dont know how serious of winch your looking at.But i have a Tracys Custom River Boats winch .He operates out of newaygo and its awsome and he is a good guy.And his stuff is top notch i have 5 Years of fishing the big m on it and it still looks and works amazing
Reply With Quote
Remove this ad...  
  #3  
Old 04-08-2009, 08:48 AM
fastsled's Avatar
fastsled fastsled is offline
Tracker
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 126
Photos: 3Users Photo Gallery
Blog Entries: 1
Thumbs Down

I would stay away from Tracys after a very bad experiance there..he put used parts on my brand new boat...I would not recommend him to anyone. just my .2cents
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2009, 06:47 AM
Duece22's Avatar
Duece22 Duece22 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 1,862
Photos: 23Users Photo Gallery
Default

For as an anchor the size that you mention I dont think there is any need to spend 800-1200 dollars on a Tracy's or River Larry Winch. If you go to cabelas.com and search anchor winches there arr two models that are under 300 dollars that would work perfectly with the combo you mention. You can also go with a slower and noiser route which is an ATV winch, that can be found for 100-200 dollars. I have a River Larry and love it to death but I am pulling a lot bigger anchor than you mentioned and think it would be overkill for your situation.
Ric
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2009, 06:57 AM
Shoeman's Avatar
Shoeman Shoeman is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bellied up to a Sand Bar
Posts: 11,251
Photos: 249Users Photo Gallery
Blog Entries: 7
Default

The problem you'll encounter is the use of a chain

Most of the MinnKota's and Powerwinches have a davit that only extends less than a 1' past the actual winch. The new high-end Powerwinch has a seperate davit that might work if you have room on the bowcap by moving the winch back the length of the chain.

Electric Anchor winch - Boating and Boat Rigging

Custom units will cost you 3-4 times that

Do a search on winches on M-S. There's a couple of west-side boys that use an ATV winch
__________________
Flies Only on 68
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2009, 07:04 AM
Shoeman's Avatar
Shoeman Shoeman is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bellied up to a Sand Bar
Posts: 11,251
Photos: 249Users Photo Gallery
Blog Entries: 7
Default

I have this one on my riverboat

http://www.powerwinch.com/powerwinch...oduct&c=2&p=15

I like the free-fall feature. It seems easier to use than the older (lighter) versions. I've had 4 of them on various boats.
__________________
Flies Only on 68
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-17-2009, 10:39 PM
RCbuilder RCbuilder is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Default Electric winch

Shoeman - I have been looking at using the same winch you mention (Deckmate 25). I have a16 ft. river jon and am thinking of using 35 lb. anchor. Has your experience with this unit been positive? or do you wish you would have gotten into something else? I will be fishing maybe 5-10 days a year on the rivers, so I'm thnk this unit would stand up to any use I may apply to it. let me know if you still think it was a good choice or if I need to be aware of any sortcomings.
Thanks,
-Ray
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-18-2009, 06:47 AM
Shoeman's Avatar
Shoeman Shoeman is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bellied up to a Sand Bar
Posts: 11,251
Photos: 249Users Photo Gallery
Blog Entries: 7
Default

So far it's been working great. The switch requires quite a bit space behind the plate (like almost 6" of it), which was a problem installing on my boat (had to dig out a bunch of floatation in an enclosed compartment to make room for the wires), but that being said, the smaller switches on the 24 were always an issue. I had to replace several of them over the years. Seems they would overheat and gather moisture even with the rubber boot I made for them. Powerwinch did send them to me free of charge.

I pull 30# at most, but it is rated for 60.
__________________
Flies Only on 68
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-31-2009, 02:59 PM
tobybul tobybul is offline
Sportsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 18
Default

Shoeman, where did you get the Powerwinch 25? I'm also trying to setup a river anchor for my 1648MV.

I just got an electric winch from Menards for $69 rated for 2000 lbs. Comes with 49' steel cable and remote wired up/dn switch. It also free spools. I was thinking about using this for a power anchor but replace the cable with rope.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-31-2009, 08:03 PM
Priority1 Priority1 is offline
Michiganiac
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tawas City
Posts: 3,637
Photos: 33Users Photo Gallery
Send a message via MSN to Priority1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tobybul View Post
Shoeman, where did you get the Powerwinch 25? I'm also trying to setup a river anchor for my 1648MV.

I just got an electric winch from Menards for $69 rated for 2000 lbs. Comes with 49' steel cable and remote wired up/dn switch. It also free spools. I was thinking about using this for a power anchor but replace the cable with rope.
A 2000# winch will be real slooooooooooooooow pulling up a 15# anchor.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-01-2009, 02:21 AM
tobybul tobybul is offline
Sportsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Priority1 View Post
A 2000# winch will be real slooooooooooooooow pulling up a 15# anchor.
P, I'm open to ideas as longs as it don't break my wallet.....
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:41 AM
Shoeman's Avatar
Shoeman Shoeman is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bellied up to a Sand Bar
Posts: 11,251
Photos: 249Users Photo Gallery
Blog Entries: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tobybul View Post
Shoeman, where did you get the Powerwinch 25? I'm also trying to setup a river anchor for my 1648MV.

I just got an electric winch from Menards for $69 rated for 2000 lbs. Comes with 49' steel cable and remote wired up/dn switch. It also free spools. I was thinking about using this for a power anchor but replace the cable with rope.
Cabela's

Sounds like you're all set. It will be slow, but beats getting your hands wet
__________________
Flies Only on 68
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2000-2011 Michigan-Sportsman.com flagship of the iGreatLakes.com network