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Re: [Shop-talk] 110 vac winch

To: Shop Talk <>, Steven Trovato
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 110 vac winch
From: Frank Vantacich <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:08:06 -0700 (PDT)
Good point Steve!  This is definitely something I wouldn't think about during
the purchase,  I would just assume.  Thanks for the feedback.

Frank V.

--- On Mon, 7/20/09, Steven Trovato <> wrote:

From: Steven Trovato <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 110 vac winch
To: "Shop Talk" <>
Cc: "Frank Vantacich" <>
Date: Monday, July 20, 2009, 5:55 AM

OK, more winch stuff.  My father-in-law has a boat that he lifts out of the
water after each use with a homemade lift.  The winch he built it with has
died, and he is now replacing it.  He purchased a cheap winch and it lifts the
boat, then drops it back into the water when the winch is turned off.  Not
quite what he had in mind.  Just thought i'd point out that winches can have
"dynamic braking" which just means that the gearing and the motor kind of
resist unwinding.  This is clearly not enough to hold a boat up.  Other
winches have "mechanical braking" which involves an actual mechanism to keep
the drum from turning.  Even these, though, are not always rated for the full
load of the winch.  I don't think your lifting application is going to leave a
heavy load on the winch, right?  Just thought I'd point all this out in case
it is helpful.

-Steve Trovato
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