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What are the Different Types of Boat Trailer Winches?

Blog | April 4th, 2019

Owning a boat may sound like a dream, but the truth is that you have to do a little of work in order to enjoy it. When you first considered buying a boat, how much thought did you put into your boat trailer needs? The truth is, if you want to have a good tie with your boat then you’ll need to have a quality boat trailer by your side. Boat trailers can help you to safely launch your boat into the water, but only if they are armed with the proper winch. Today, we are going to be outlining a few of the most common types of boat trailer winches.

Boat Trailer Winches: Common Styles

If you want to safely launch your boat into the water, you are going to need a winch. A boat trailer winch can be purchased from any boat trailer retailer, even our team here at Sales Trailers Sydney. Our boat trailers come in a variety of shapes and styles, just like the winches that you can purchase with them. In order to understand which boat trailer winch you need, let’s outline the primary options that are available to you. We’ll start with the most affordable options before working our way up.

1) Manual Boat Trailer Winch – The most common type of boat trailer winch is a manual version. A manual boat trailer winch is affordable because it is both simple to build and easy to use. These winches consist of a drum, a line, a vertical spinner, and a ratchet. The better manual boat trailer winches will have the option to switch pulling speeds. These winches are great for people who don’t mind putting in the physical effort. With that being said, if you don’t want to physically use the winch, or are unable to, you should skip this option.

2) Electric Boat Trailer Winch
– An electric boat trailer winch will subvert the manual winch style by requiring little physical effort. Electric winches are essentially automated and can handle up to 10,000 lbs with relative ease. These winches are typically ‘push button’ machines in that you only need to click a single button in order to move your boat. These winches do require you to carefully maintain the electric components, so keep that in mind.

Boat trailer winches are essential for the proper use of a boat. Make sure to consider the different options that are available to you within the two styles that we outlined above. For any questions or to hear about different models, never hesitate to call our team here at Sales Trailers Sydney.