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Graham Jewitt16/05/2020 16:10:24
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I am considering mounting my 2 winches on their side. Any reason why not?


Kip Woods16/05/2020 18:31:36
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Non at all, they work just as well either way smiley

Ray Wood 216/05/2020 18:48:59
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Hi Graham,

Welcome to this forum, out of curiosity what are you building, we like a few photos 👍😄

Regards Ray

Malcolm Frary17/05/2020 09:01:02
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Working on the drum and lines tends to be easier if the drum is on top with the usual considerations of fingers, gravity and being able to properly aim the screwdriver. Once set up the winch can sit at any attitude.

gecon18/05/2020 11:40:31
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The tree winches mounted foreward in my Fisher (see album) are mounted in both positions. Two on their side and one upright. This was purely to acheive the required runs (length and direction) for the continuous loops.

I agree that the best mounting is upright in order to facilitate access to screws etc. I feel though that there may be a slight advantage in having the servo on it's side -putting the drum in the vertical plane - which may just help to keep the lines on the drum should something 'slacken' a bit under winching. A spring tensioner getting overstretched etc etc.

Some winches have enclosed drums to prevent the sheet from coming of the drum.


Edited By George Edward Connery on 18/05/2020 11:41:53

Edited By George Edward Connery on 18/05/2020 11:42:52

Edited By George Edward Connery on 18/05/2020 11:43:25

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