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madcityskier 11-30-2012 12:57 AM

Who has used a winch?
 
Anyone here ever do any riding on a winch? Guy I've been out with in Madison lately has developed a pretty cool winch system. I haven't had a chance to get a run with it yet, but I find the idea intriguing. I like the idea of making quick runs in areas not accessible to boats, or where boats are banned. I suspect that if a cop caught me trying to ride on a pond in a public park it could turn into a hassel. For that reason the electric seems like it would be superior to gas. Quiet and high amounts of instant torque seem like a great combo. I'm interested, but would like to hear of other people's experiences.
This is the link to the system I'm hoping to try out
http://lpiwake.com/

JohnnyB 11-30-2012 05:54 AM

Google grinch winch :cool:

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madcityskier 11-30-2012 06:38 AM

Just did. I still think the gas engine could draw unwanted attention when trying to screw around on public land. Have you used one?

Cary K. 11-30-2012 07:27 AM

I have one, and have used it in a few public places. Haven't had any problems with authorities yet, but we get in, get a few tricks and get out.

The main reason we have it is because we have a private pond with a few rails in it, and the winch is perfect for that.

CruisinGA 11-30-2012 07:43 AM

Batteries suck.

If you were going to use it someplace where AC power was available and no batteries required, that would be cool

DJnGA 11-30-2012 09:40 AM

I have one. Used a couple times and now it just sits. Not that fun.

JBrew 11-30-2012 10:53 AM

Built one a few years ago - rode it a couple time - now it sits.

DJnGA 11-30-2012 08:53 PM

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for sale

Aric'sX15 11-30-2012 09:01 PM

how much?

DJnGA 12-06-2012 08:36 PM

$700 ....


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