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Recommended Winch To Use For a Boat Lift

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Can this winch be used for a boat lift. And what size cable will it take Thanks

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I do have a winch that could be used as a boat lift, but the item you selected, Dutton-Lainson hand winch # DL15440, would not be a good option as it is not a brake winch. A brake winch will stop the load and hold it in place if you were to let go of the handle when winching.

For use as a boat lift, I would recommend the Dutton-Lainson brake winch # DL15721. This winch is designed for multipurpose uses including boat lifts. If you will need a larger capacity brake winch, we also offer winch # DL24844.

For a cable, I would recommend the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook, part # DL24104.

Whenever winching, you want to make sure that nobody is standing below or near the item being raised.

I have linked an FAQ on winches for you to view.

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