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Teamoro
03-02-2007, 12:06 AM
I've recently purchased a marine railway for my MC X10 but can't believe the price of the winch so I've held off on that for now.
Does anyone have any good suppliers for a winch? need to pull up approx 10 degree grade, 50 feet; nothing unusual; pretty basic; would like something that's not too slow but gets the job done; railway is RGC out of Buffalo; wanted $2500 for the winch; no remote....
Thanks.

bigmac
03-02-2007, 12:17 AM
I've recently purchased a marine railway for my MC X10 but can't believe the price of the winch so I've held off on that for now.
Does anyone have any good suppliers for a winch? need to pull up approx 10 degree grade, 50 feet; nothing unusual; pretty basic; would like something that's not too slow but gets the job done; railway is RGC out of Buffalo; wanted $2500 for the winch; no remote....
Thanks.


Dunno what it costs, but DH Docks around here sells a nice marine railway and various parts. You could call 'em...

http://www.shoretracker.com/index.cfm?pageid=2958

http://shoretracker.com/MP/images/ImgLibrary_0103.jpg

Teamoro
03-04-2007, 10:27 AM
Thanks; I'll give them a try.

milkmania
03-04-2007, 11:41 AM
Dunno what it costs, but DH Docks around here sells a nice marine railway and various parts. You could call 'em...

http://www.shoretracker.com/index.cfm?pageid=2958

http://shoretracker.com/MP/images/ImgLibrary_0103.jpg



man, that thing looks SOOOOOO buildable!
a machine shop could have it out in an hour:twocents:



might take me a couple of days:o

Teamoro
03-04-2007, 12:41 PM
Agreed; I have a few local guys giving me quotes.
Thanks.

ski_king
03-04-2007, 12:51 PM
I am guessing about $600 to $1000 cost to build that drive including motor and right angle reducer.

milkmania
03-04-2007, 01:38 PM
I am guessing about $600 to $1000 cost to build that drive including motor and right angle reducer.

pretty close to what I'm figuring also......
using Baldor or Leeson motor
they've even got gear reduction motors (http://www.baldor.com/products/product.asp?1=1&product=Gear+Products&family=AC+Gear+Motors%7Cvw_GearProducts_ACGearMoto rs)

when I searched earlier, couldn't find the sheave assembly through google, but it's out there somewhere!

michael freeman
03-04-2007, 02:17 PM
man, that thing looks SOOOOOO buildable!
a machine shop could have it out in an hour:twocents:



might take me a couple of days:o

Okay, stupid question. If one of those cables is pulling your boat out of the water, where is the other cable going?

chico
03-04-2007, 02:20 PM
I have a railway system for my 205.It has 30 feet of track,I made the winch with 3/4 hp. leeson,if you use this railway the only way to go is to use a remote.I made one using a techinnovations receiver&transmitter.works awesome.

milkmania
03-04-2007, 02:28 PM
Okay, stupid question. If one of those cables is pulling your boat out of the water, where is the other cable going?

good question

I'm thinking a solid mounted hook on the cable on the boat end....
as the top line feeds in, the hook comes toward the winch, and vice versa to lower the boat


heck, I dunno:confused:

bigmac
03-04-2007, 02:52 PM
Okay, stupid question. If one of those cables is pulling your boat out of the water, where is the other cable going?

To the back of the cradle to pull the boat into the water...

whitedog
03-04-2007, 02:59 PM
good question

I'm thinking a solid mounted hook on the cable on the boat end....
as the top line feeds in, the hook comes toward the winch, and vice versa to lower the boat
Often times on an incline railway or tram one end of the cable is attached to the uphill side of the tram (dolly, carrier,) the other will run to the end of the track around a pulley and attach to the lower side of the tram. keeps even tension on trucks (wheels) to keep from derailing. The attachment point for the boat is a stand post (like trailer winch post) on the tram.

milkmania
03-04-2007, 03:18 PM
To the back of the cradle to pull the boat into the water...
Often times on an incline railway or tram one end of the cable is attached to the uphill side of the tram (dolly, carrier,) the other will run to the end of the track around a pulley and attach to the lower side of the tram. keeps even tension on trucks (wheels) to keep from derailing. The attachment point for the boat is a stand post (like trailer winch post) on the tram.

so there is a "take-up" spool on the boat trailer:confused:



I'm seeing this system as a solid loop of cable... is this incorrect?

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whitedog
03-04-2007, 05:21 PM
Crude diagram but hope this helps. no take up spool but both ends of cable are attacked to trailer one on the uphill side one on the down hill side. Winch pulls trailer both directions.

bigmac
03-04-2007, 05:41 PM
so there is a "take-up" spool on the boat trailer:confused:



I'm seeing this system as a solid loop of cable... is this incorrect?

I'm lost http://www.freewebby.com/action-smilies/sos.gif

No, no take-up spool necessary. Yes, a solid loop of cable. One end of the loop is attached to the front of the cradle that the boat sits on, the other end goes all the way to the end of the track, around a pulley then back up to attach to the back end of the cradle.

milkmania
03-04-2007, 07:37 PM
now I understand

thanks guys:o