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Electric Boat Winch Recommendation for 6,000 lb Boat Trailer


What trailer winch will I need for my 32ft x 8 1/2ft., 6000lb. pontoon boat? Trailer has 8 carpeted bunks each measures 8ft. x 6in..


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Generally when picking out a winch for a boat trailer the ratio is 2 to 1 meaning you would need a winch with roughly half the capacity as the weight of the boat. With good rollers and a short winching distance the ratio increases to 3 to 1, but with long winching distances and wooden bunks like what you currently have the ratio is 1 to 1.

For an electric winch similar to what you referenced that would be rated high enough you would want the part # DL25215 which has a 9,000 lb capacity.

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