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nautyboy 11-03-2006 9:13 PM

So what's the deal with buying a winch. I did a google search and I searched this site, but I haven't really found anything except the Grinch Winch. I heard there are other manufacturers, but I can't seem to find them. Any suggestions on which brand/model is best and how much I should plan on spending?

snwmot 11-04-2006 12:37 AM

u could check out hypoxicfilms.com or there's another one out there called the pulldozer. but most of the winch's you can buy from a manufacturer are a little weak if u ask me i would suggest just building one on your own "if possible" and throw a bigger engine on it. just my opinion though,

jsimpson7 11-04-2006 7:30 AM

a GRINCH!!!!! it is made by distortion wakeskates. The grinch was used at this years Surf Expo down in Orlando for the rail jam they had...

blake_hughes 11-04-2006 8:55 AM

Build your own... It's cheaper, it's a fun project, and you can build it to your own specs. <BR> <BR>-Blake

_jason_ 11-04-2006 11:19 AM

I agree with Blake. A buddy of mine built one and saved just about 800 or more dollars. Its really cheap, just eaither know how to weld or have a friend who does.

tentcitygoon 11-05-2006 4:59 PM

Check out pulldozer, they are top of the line <a href="http://www.myspace.com/pulldozer" target="_blank">http://www.myspace.com/pulldozer</a>

nautyboy 11-06-2006 1:22 AM

Not sure if I want to build one, I'll leave that up to the pros. I just want a reliable and proven winch, one that won't break in a few months, you know?

wakeecuador 11-06-2006 2:22 PM

Check <a href="http://www.buywake.com/catalog/ridingEssentials/winches" target="_blank">http://www.buywake.com/catalog/ridingEssentials/winches</a> <BR> <BR>there are two options there. <BR> <BR>Cheers!

wakeparent 11-06-2006 8:44 PM

The Pirate Winch is what they used at the black top oasis they said it could pull you 55mph. it pulled pretty good.

ronnyboy27 11-07-2006 5:22 AM

Aren't there anyone that are a little cheaper. 2k seems like a lot.

ssteele013 11-07-2006 7:57 AM

build it yourself!!!!!!!! its fun...i actully just started

behindtheboat 11-07-2006 10:30 AM

i am interested as well. what winches have people had the best reliability with? do any offer warranty? which one starts/ stops the best? which one is the best for long ropes? any specs on building your own? thanks

wakeparent 11-07-2006 11:09 AM

<a href="http://www.winchskating.com/" target="_blank">http://www.winchskating.com/</a> <BR> <BR>You can go to this site or Piratewinch.com I think.

wakeparent 11-07-2006 11:11 AM

don't go to pirate winch that's not the right site.}

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