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destroyer42

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Towing Winch
« on: July 24, 2007, 08:35:49 PM »

Hi Has anybody built a working towing winch? If so how is it done? I have been looking at a graupner motor connected to a worm gear and then to a cog which will turn the cable drum utilising a small speed controller.
Any ideas.

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Re: Towing Winch
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 03:35:34 PM »

ask catengineman, he's done a few, for himself and for me, he'll put you right
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Re: Towing Winch
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 06:55:10 PM »

i found the best way is to use a battery screwdriver mounted in the hull then have a n imitation winch with spinning drum on deck will try post some pics later
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Re: Towing Winch
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 06:56:26 PM »

Hi destroyer42,
I saw a very good working winch on a model at the Wings & Wheels show a few weeks ago.......











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Re: Towing Winch
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 08:51:35 PM »

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the info and the pictures. Hope catengieman can give me some further advice on this subject .

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Re: Towing Winch
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007, 11:32:41 PM »

                ...Hi Guys...
Here is a picture of the Working Winch Set-Up in my Shoalbuster tug...

An Electric Screwdriver Motor & Gear Box stood upright in the hull with the drum made from a 6mm allen key & 2 discs from a Servo...Powered by 3 x 1.5 volt batteries & controlled by a Speed Controller...The Tow Rope can be passed through a hole in the front or back of the Deckhouse over the drum of the Dummy Winch on Deck & out to the Tow...

The Winch can be laid across the hull or stood up in the hull, depending on the space available...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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