[TowerTalk] Tri-Ex WT-51 Electric Winch with Pulldown Mechanismand RMC-1000

chasm at texas.net chasm at texas.net
Wed Jul 9 15:14:58 EDT 2008

Dan Hearn wrote:
>   I think it is foolhardy to raise or lower a crankup when you are not
> watching it and in control of the operation. I have had a coax snag and pull
> in two even when I am watching but not as observant as I should be.
>   73, Dan, N5AR

Could not agree more.  still not sure why a pulldown is necessary as 
gravity should certainly handle it and as Dan states, if you are not 
out there to the side walking around with the remote in your hand, you 
are likely to bung up your alignment or suffer other mishaps. I do 
like the idea of a line hanging from the mast base to put pressure 
against the wind.  really like this list.

I am still trying to find a 110VAC winch for about the same price as 
the 12VAC with remote sold by Stanley or Masterlock, I forget 
which..about $70.00  I suppose I could use my emcomm battery set to 
run the winch since the 110V is just NOT going to be found.<G>.

73de chas/k5dam

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