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ocean proof winch?

does anyone have any suggestions for a heavy duty winch(at least 8,000lbs) that wont get destroyed by sea water

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For severe duty I would go to a hydraulic winch system..Any moisture that gets into the electrics ruins one of those things.

You may have to do some engineering to get a hydraulic installed..

Just my take.

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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with sea water there is a lot of rust,and corrosion,what to do in your situation is to try diffrent things!!!,such as using pro-long-to be put in a spray bottle and spray all the outside (rust or rust maybe parts),or use rust doctor,which is a spray or brush on white looking in color.on the inside you can use pro-long on most parts,or go to radio shack for the ele.spray (water restent type),to protect the ele.inside parts,if not you can use marine-type paint and brush it on real thick,to make it last longer if cables are used you can saturate it with wd40 on a every two day bases>>>>>>>>(BOURNE51).
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Have you checked any boat dealers near the coast? I'm sure they're people towing their boats to the ocean, and they have to have winches on their trailers. Just a thought.

I did a quick Google search a here's a hand winch rated for 3700 lbs and for saltwater. You could use a snatch block and get 7400 pounds of pull.


See the last one on the page.

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