Winch

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  1. Uncle Fuzzy

    Uncle Fuzzy Refuge Member

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    Have you guys seen a chain saw winch? They replace the chain sprocket with a drum. Double wrap a rope around the drum and you can pull a boat a mile if your rope is long enough.
     
  2. BD7000

    BD7000 Senior Refuge Member

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    Used one to winch up a snowmobile up and over a ridge. They work great
     
  3. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    That would take an anchor that weighs as much...or more...than the boat. :scratch

    What do the guys in Michigan anchor to, warren'?
     
  4. lab1

    lab1 Elite Refuge Member

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    That is the problem, nothing to hook into to. So, using an anchor is about the only option in 6 foot of mud and hoping I can hook into something to will allow the winch to pull me out. Don't get stuck often, but would like to have an option to pull my heavy *** 1850 gatortrax with huntdeck.
     
  5. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    So, then, a winch would be pretty pointless, wouldn't you say?
     
  6. lab1

    lab1 Elite Refuge Member

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    No other options, worth a try.
     
  7. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Let me get this straight; you sometimes stick your heavy boat in mud that has nothing that will anchor a winch, yet you want to pull the boat even further into the same mud that got you stuck in the first place??
    I'd help you if I could, but I'm doubting that it's possible.
     
  8. lab1

    lab1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Guess you would have to see my hunting conditions. I might get stuck going thru heavy vegetation. Beyond the heavy vegetation is not as thick and the motor will push me out. So getting out of the heavy vegetation, I would use an anchor that will have enough heavy vegetation to grab and pull the boat thru to where I could run the motor. In some cases, I have got out of the boat and turned it 180 degrees and go back out where I went in.
     
  9. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Wind that sucker up and hit the heavy vegetation at top speed, hoping you have enough velocity to carry you over/past it and into clear water again.
    I can't think of anything else that would work anywhere near consistently......
     
  10. lab1

    lab1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Exactly what I do when I know it is coming. In the dark it is another story, even with my lights on.

    What I was really looking for in this post was how the winch is attached to the front of your boat.
     

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