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Master Lock Electric Winch for Use on Boat Trailer for 2500-lb Boat

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I have a 21 foot boat that weighs 1800 lbs dry. Add out board fuel etc we ar looking at roughly 2500 lbs. Could I use this type of winch?

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The necessary winch capacity compared to the actual load depends on the details of the trailer. If the boat trailer has roller bunks like # DL21741 which greatly reduce friction then you can safely use a winch with a lower rating.

The Master Lock Electric Trailer Winch # 2953AT can handle marine trailer applications up to a maximum of 5000-lbs, even with standard carpeted bunks, so it will be fine for your boat. But if you add a pair of roller bunks you'll reduce the strain on the winch to help it last longer and work better.

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