Raft trailer - custom winch and roller for tilt bed

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Luke77, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. So, here's my latest brain child on the raft trailer. I tested it out with my 8 year old and he was able to pull the raft up and secure by himself, so I think it's considered a success. I put the roller on the front to facilitate the rope rolling down to the raft when the bed is tilted, which is actually easier than having the bed flat. I used a piece of galvanized pipe with a crease in the middle, 2 bearings, 2 L brackets bored out, and a fulton winch rated at 900 lbs. The rope is 28 feet of 5/8" nylon and fits PERFECTLY on the reel with no cutting necessary. Let me know what you think.

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  2. Brilliant. Your son is a genius!
     
  3. Yep, glad he got his mother's smarts. :)

    Pretty awesome though right? Next step is to replace the deck wood and wrap with some form of carpet.

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  4. Screw the carpet. Use some of the PVC lumber. Durable, slick, done!
     
  5. Ya? Send me links.

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  6. Synthetic deck material. Find a discontinued color or type.
     
  7. Looks good. Sorry, I forgot to send you pics of the strap I use to lift the bow but you got it dialed. I'd back it off so it isn't riding on the front roller but that's just me.
     
  8. Well done, MacGyver & looks very efficient. Give your Son some rowing lessons & you can sit back and just fish . . .
     

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