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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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I currently have two of the manual type PWC lifts mounted to my dock to get my skis out of the water. They both are they type that has the large wheel you crank to raise the lift.

Is there a way to convert these to an electric winch or some way to make them easier to lift? Right now, it takes quite a bit of strength to raise them.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 05:23 AM
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I would check with a large local boat shop or marina.
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I would think with a bit of work the hand wheel winch assembly could be replaced with a 12v electric winch and put a battery on a small solar panel to keep it charged.

I used an ATV winch from harbor freight set up this way for lifting deer in an old barn with no electric. Just put a small solar panel on roof and an old deep cycle battery. Worked great. The winch is capable of lifting 2500 lbs and has a remote control fob. For about $70. $15/20 for small panel. May be able to get everything from harbor freight.

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I just bought 1500 pound winch to try to mount on it. If it works, I'll buy another for the other lift.
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If you can get it done, can you show some pictures. I'd like to do the same thing
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I just got it mounted today...I will shoot some pics tomorrow.
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I don't have any before pics...



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Bassadict69, how does it work for you?
Where did you get winch?
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It looks like you posted 2 pictures. But I can't see them. I tried both Internet Explorer and Chrome, and both on my pc, cell phone, but the pictures just don't come up.
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OK. I can see the pics now. Thanks
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