Marine Trailer Winches
Why buy 12 volt?
Manual winches require your physical strength to pull and crank the weight of your boat as it fights gravity. With your Powerwinch 12 volt trailer winch, your boat can glide onto the trailer by simply pressing the remote and the work is done! Fast, easy, and safe!
With the 12 volt electric trailer winch, you can use a pulley or block at the bow eye to double your pulling power (which doubles the cable and halves the retrieval speed). You can get more strength out of your trailer winch.
Benefits of Free-Fall over Power-Down:
Fastest way to anchor - Anchor drops up to four times faster!
Easiest way to anchor - Free-Fall stops when the anchor has reached bottom - Rope does not collect on your deck while you waste time and effort powering down.
Easiest to use - just hold the helm switch for only five seconds to release free-fall, versus one to three minutes powering down.
Safety - Allows you to anchor quickly in poor conditions.
Precise anchoring location - Anchor your boat where you want it to be, unlike powering down where your boat will drift while you power down.
Rather than using the hand-over-hand method of retrieving lines, the capstan offers a mechanical advantage that is both faster and safer. The capstan does the heavy lifting with only a small amount of effort from you. The maximum speed of the line retrieval depends on the rotational speed of the drum. The benefit is that the retrieval speed can be adjusted by decreasing the tension on the retrieved line, maintaining control over a very heavy load with little effort.
Recreational fishermen, commercial fishermen use these for hauling crab and lobster pots and there are many other uses aboard boats. Capstans are made with only a few mechanical parts creating ease of operation and increasing the dependability of the product. This makes it a favorite of fisherman worldwide. While chains should NEVER be wrapped around a drum, the majority of lines can be handled on a capstan.
A capstan, typically operated by an easy to use footswitch, which allows a single boated to operate the capstan. Powerwinch has a model to fit all your needs.
All Powerwinch capstans come with a foot control switch that allows for hands-free operation.