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Recommended Electric Boat Winch For 4000lb Fiberglass Boat

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I have a 4,000 lb. fiberglass boat on a bunk trailer. I would like to replace the manual winch with an electric winch. Is this the best winch for that or is there another one that makes more sense. I would also prefer to use a nylon strap over a steel cable. My other concern is powering the winch. I typically pull the boat with my 2020 2500HD GMC Sierra. I would rather power the winch off the truck than a battery added to the trailer which I have to worry about recharging. What would be my options for powering the winch. The truck has an AC plug in the back of the bed, but most the winches appear to be DC, and it would be silly to have the truck convert the DC power to AC, just to convert it back to DC after the plug for the winch. Im guessing I would have to run power from the truck battery back to the rear of the truck but is there a plug I can install in the rear bumper by the 7 pin connector, into the bed near the rear, or at least tuck up behind the bumper where I can keep a clean look.

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The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch - Marine - 9,000 lbs # DL25215 would be plenty strong to pull your 4000lb fiberglass boat on your bunk trailer, and already includes a 2" x 20' polyester strap so you will not need to purchase one separately.

Since the wiring included with the # DL25215 has a quick connect already on it you can run that to the battery on your truck and mount the quick connector near your 7-way like you mentioned. You will then use the Dutton-Lainson Electrical Quick Connect for DC StrongArm SA Series and TW9000 Electric Winches # DL24085 with 6 gauge wire to run from the winch to the connector on your truck when you need power.

I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.

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The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch - Marine - 9,000 lbs # DL25215 would be plenty strong to pull your 4000lb fiberglass boat on your bunk trailer, and already includes a 2" x 20' polyester strap so you will not need to purchase one separately. Since the wiring included with the # DL25215 has a quick connect already on it you can run that to the battery on your truck and mount the quick connector near your 7-way like you mentioned. You will then use the Dutton-Lainson Electrical Quick Connect for DC StrongArm SA Series and TW9000 Electric Winches # DL24085 with 6 gauge wire to run from the winch to the connector on your truck when you need power. I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.

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There are not any dust covers available for the # DL24085, but you could modify a box like the 4 and 5-Flat Trailer Connector Mounting Box # RP74641 so that the quick connect on your truck is protect from the elements.

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