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.