Winch Pull adjuster

Published date: September 19, 2010
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

I never liked the winch placement because the "pull" was down as the bow came forward on the trailer. One day I found this roller and got an idea. I got some scrap metal and a large bolt. Adding the roller just below the Vee bumper changes the "pull" to up. On steep ramps that used to cause the greatest gap and the hardest "Macgregor bump" the bump is practically eliminated. Now I can pull the bow far enough forward that as the boat settles when trailered up the ramp it is still snug on the Vee bumper.

Published by: Retcoastie


Model Year: 2002
Photo Caption: Roller and bolt

Roller in position

Roller ready to use

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