We are working on getting a winch. we have put so much money into the rails and stuff that we have to wait on a winch. Right now we are pulling it with a 4 wheele and it works great!!!.. We have had several friends bring their winches out and they work great but with only 1 winch, you can only go one way. We can get in SO MANY MORE passes just pulling back and forth with the 4 wheeler so we actually prefer it.
I have thought about putting my jetski in there because most of it is waist to chest deep but there's so much grass and muck, , I would hate to suck it all up. PRetty sure it would ruin my jetski.
Jef, we used 4x4s to frame our ramp. we pounded of them into the ground far enough for them to be nice and solid. Obviously the back 2 posts need to be higher than the front. Then just connect the back posts to the front with a 2x6 at the slope you want your ramp to be.. OUr ramp is 4 ft tall, 8ft wide, and 12ft long and it seems to launch great! We used plywood for the top and then covered it with FRP board (bath board) from home depot or lowes. it's 33 a 4x8 sheet at lowes and 29.99 a sheet at home depot. GOOD LUCK.