Exactly what I use at the hangar to pull the Stearman back in. 12V winches
are much cheaper than 120V ones and an old battery on a BatteryMinder seems
to last forever in this use.
My comments on the lifting vs pulling were mostly related to Harbor Freight
who seems to use the same winch term for both types. Personally, hoist
means "chain hoist" or "chain fall" to me.
>> I think you'll find the things intended for lifting straight up are
>> referred to as "hoists". That does not mean the manufacturer's legal
>> dept considers them safe for hanging heavy things over your head.
> A common alternative around here for dry boathouses is a 12V winch with
> a car battery and a float charger.
> You can get a lot more torque out of them, and as long as you don't
> raise and lower it 20 times in a row, the float charger keeps it ready all
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