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ADahlin 03-17-2013 12:07 PM

Wake Winching
 
Hey guys I'm looking to buy a winch for this summer. The best/cheapest one I could find is this one. http://www.ridiculouswinches.com/wakewinch3.html. I'm trying to decide if its worth it to spend this much on one? Or if I should just build my own. Has anbody built their own? If so let me know your plans so I can build one if I wish to. Thanks.

ilikebeaverandboats 03-17-2013 2:50 PM

Unless you have the free time and know how to weld and have funds or access to a Mill... just buy it. Ive had my parts just sitting in my closet for 2 years now...never got around to really doing it...

ilikebeaverandboats 03-17-2013 2:52 PM

well......dude, you man have been my inspiration...I am on spring break right now, I might just do get after it this week!

boardman74 03-17-2013 8:14 PM

Like Joe said unless you have a shop and all the needed equipment your better off buying one. Parts are going to be 2/3 of the price of that winch. So if you have to pay someone to weld and fab the rest you won't save anything. Plus anytime you make something there is called R&D, it's not going to work right the first time. Thats more money and more time.

ilikebeaverandboats 03-17-2013 8:36 PM

I have some tentative frame plans drawn out, just need to pick up the metal, start chopping, and lay some beads!

boarder82 03-18-2013 10:34 AM

I would definitely say build your own if you can. I just got mine finished up and tested, and it worked great! Ended up costing us just over $700.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T...ed+Winch+1.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-r...shed+Winch.jpg

ADahlin 03-18-2013 8:37 PM

That's so sick!!! Can you send me or post the plans for that? Like all the dimensions and stuff. How long did it take you? Also what do you use to anchor it down? How much horse power?

ADahlin 03-18-2013 9:52 PM

If you have the plans would you mind emailing them to me? andrewdahlin@yahoo.com

steezytop 05-30-2013 3:23 PM

my friend and i built a winch two winters ago and don't regret a thing. it was a lot of fun to build, we had the ability to customize it, and we saved quite a bit of money. my advise would be to build one! the winch has definitely become my favorite pull. check out our blog. www.steezytop.blogspot.com we've got a video of us making the winch posted.


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