Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Taylor Wake (taylorwake_toronto)      Join Date: Feb 2013       02-09-2013, 11:50 AM Reply   
I've got a 7.8 hp Honda generator in my garage that I'm soon to get working. Once it's running does anyone have any ideas on how I can take the engine and create a winch?
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-09-2013, 12:07 PM Reply   
Do some research, there are a bunch of winching forums out there. Basically you will need a clutch, or a Torq-A-verter a spool, drivetrain components (#40 chain, and sprockets) pillow blocks (Journal bearings) ...maybe a breaking system, some amsteel blue line, ect ect
Old    Taylor Wake (taylorwake_toronto)      Join Date: Feb 2013       02-12-2013, 4:28 PM Reply   
Thanks a lot. Any idea of the totAL cost of that approximately?
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       02-12-2013, 5:28 PM Reply   
I bet you will have $500-$750 in parts easily.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-12-2013, 5:43 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by boardman74 View Post
I bet you will have $500-$750 in parts easily.
yup, depends on what you get....but you will approach 500 pretty quickly.... lots of little things you dont think of up front really add up quickly...
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       02-12-2013, 6:13 PM Reply   
None of the parts are cheap. Plus unless you have the facilities to do some cutting, welding and fab work your going to have to pay someone for that too. There is a reason they aren't cheap to buy. Lots of money in parts and it takes some time to put them together. Plus some skill to fab it all up and have it work properly.

Having a used engine is probably the cheap part!!
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-13-2013, 10:24 AM Reply   
you can buy spools, but making your own is way cooler. Will likely need to pay someone to CNC the Outter wheels. You are gonna need to do some math and some scaled srawing (CAD if you have access to it) so that you can be sure your fit with all the gear works out. I never followed through with my project. I have like 800 feet of line, pillow blocks, chain, sprockets, a Torque-A-verter, and hubs sitting in my closet

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
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 On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 6:47 AM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us