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Old    Brad White (lespaul)      Join Date: May 2007       06-02-2007, 7:30 AM Reply   
hey wouldn't it be awesome to go winching in DC? the big pool in front of the lincoln memorial would be an insane pool to wakeskate in.
Old    Jared Power (power_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-10-2007, 7:34 PM Reply   
and probally and insane amount of police that would get you in an instant, but if you are willing to do that go ahead and try it. Just make sure that you tape you getting malled by police. It would be funny to watch. Yes though, it would be really sweet to do that. What other places would be cool?
Old    Wade (djiali)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-04-2007, 6:50 AM Reply   
it might not be any of the federal pools, but we (I use the term loosely as I was not riding) hit the 5 pool fountain at UMD a couple weeks ago...here are some photos: http://www.dcwake.com/photo-gallery/index.php?g2_itemId=4748
Old    Nick Kljucaric (fontain06)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-04-2007, 12:19 PM Reply   
sick! i want to get into winching, but i dont have the money.
Old    Wade (djiali)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-04-2007, 12:32 PM Reply   
nick. there are several how-tos on building winches for rather cheap. The engine can be lifted off various power tools (power washer, some mowers, go karts, etc), the torq converter has to be bought, and the welding needs to be done by someone who knows what they're doing...just start collecting the parts and you'll be winching before you know it.
Old    Nick Kljucaric (fontain06)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-04-2007, 2:00 PM Reply   
sweet, thanks. i actually have a mower sitting around in my garage...ill go check into it
Old    Wade (djiali)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-04-2007, 2:24 PM Reply   
nick, make sure it's a horizontal shaft...there's too much crafting required to make the vertical shafts work.

you can find a bunch of info at http://winchskating.com/
Old    Josh Wells (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-04-2007, 4:20 PM Reply   
i thout someone was planning on doing it.. they sed they were building the winch to look like a baby cairage and gunna have 3 or 4 peeps filming..wat happened to that??
Old    Wade (djiali)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-04-2007, 4:45 PM Reply   
many people have built them...dunno about the baby cariage one though :-)

the one we used on the fountain was home made
Old    Nick Kljucaric (fontain06)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-04-2007, 6:18 PM Reply   
is there a way make the vertical shaft horizontal with some sort of gear box? or would that just be monsterously expensive...
Old    Nick Kljucaric (fontain06)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-04-2007, 6:38 PM Reply   
ok nevermind that...the engine is cheaper than i thought. but where do i find the torque converter and how much is that?
Old    Wade (djiali)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-05-2007, 4:37 AM Reply   
here are some links that might help you out:

axel: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_21285_21285

chain: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200331436_200331436

transmission: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_35770_35770

sprocket: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_26107_26107

pillow blocks (get 2): http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_21987_21987

engine: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_48156_48156
Old    Nick Kljucaric (fontain06)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-05-2007, 6:50 AM Reply   
so whole project around 6-7 hundred dollars? thats awesome! thanks alot for the help!
Old    Wade (djiali)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-05-2007, 8:26 AM Reply   
nick, sure thing...an that's if you buy everything new...craigslist and ebay are your best friends.

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