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Electric anchor winch mount

Postby Inky1986 » 27 Jun 2020, 22:53

During the iso period I decided to build an anchor mount for my sib, I picked up a no brand remote winch off fleabay.

I scoured the internet for some plans that were possible but only found working mounts available for purchase so based my concept on those, for the most part utilizing the front d ring for support when pulling up the anchor.
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Re: Electric anchor winch mount

Postby peatop » 28 Jun 2020, 14:25

Most kayakers use anchor trollies, (a rope that runs in a loop the length of the kayak supported either end by a pully) this allows you to set the anchor and move it to anywhere along the kayak. Using an electric winch not only requires power (one of the biggest issues on a kayak) but limits you to anchoring from only one area. Although not saying it a bad idea, just not sure it suits a kayak :thumbsup:
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Re: Electric anchor winch mount

Postby Inky1986 » 28 Jun 2020, 16:06

Totally hear you peatop, it's for my little 3m inflatable boat, I wouldn't use it on my yak, was just something I wanted to share as a diy project over the isolation period.
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Re: Electric anchor winch mount

Postby laneends » 28 Jun 2020, 18:47

Needs to be powerful enough to raise an anchor yet be sensitive enough to stop if anchor snags before it tips boat over. Anchors often need a bit of tugging to free them to start them off, not sure how a winch can do this safely. You may have to manually get it off the bottom then just use a winch once its free.
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