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Re: [Shop-talk] 110 vac winch Thank you all

To: Shop Talk <>, Karl Vacek
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 110 vac winch Thank you all
From: Frank Vantacich <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 12:32:24 -0700 (PDT)
I want to thank everyone that responeded to my post on 110v winches.  Whether
I go with a 12v or 110v winch I will most likely incorporate a snatch block
this time around.

Frank V.

--- On Thu, 7/9/09, Karl Vacek <> wrote:

From: Karl Vacek <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 110 vac winch
To: "Shop Talk" <>
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2009, 2:02 PM

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 yea
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