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Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby bobmac010 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:01 pm

We just got a new trailer, (insurance claim from a tire place, yes, a wheel fell off and totaled the trailer). We got it from a Regal Dealer and it only comes with a manual winch.
It's a 4000# boat dry, with the water tank full and a full fuel tank it can top almost 5000#s.
The insurance company only gave us $500 for the winch.
Can anyone recommend a good winch that will handle this boat? I've seen 3500# and 9000# winches, but nothing in between... I called the dealer for the 3500# winch, and it will not handle the boat weight as it is only 1500# vertical pull. How much do I actually need for this boat? 2005 Regal 2400 Bow Rider.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby On Holiday » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:18 am

I have a 2400 and weighed my boat at a CAT scale a few years back, I have the ticket at home however I recall my boat and trailer being around 5800 pounds. Will confirm. I have a two speed manual winch that isn't too hard to crank the boat into position. My wife drifts the boat onto the trailer and have about 2 feet of cranking to get it into position.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby SGilbert » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:21 am

On Holiday wrote:I have a 2400 and weighed my boat at a CAT scale a few years back, I have the ticket at home however I recall my boat and trailer being around 5800 pounds. Will confirm. I have a two speed manual winch that isn't too hard to crank the boat into position. My wife drifts the boat onto the trailer and have about 2 feet of cranking to get it into position.

I have 2 speed Fulton manual winch that is great. I weigh well over 6,000#.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby SvedasFish » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:33 pm

After the 1st season with my 2400 in 2004 I switched the single speed winch for a a 2 speed winch, the next season I got an electric power winch.
It has a wireless remote, so you are free to move around as its working. It is especially useful if the ramp is steep or the water is low (my trailer is rollers in back and bunks in front). I keep the old 2 speed winch as an emergency back up, just in case....but have never had a problem with the power winch, and do not miss the work!

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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby bobmac010 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:18 am

I already have the manual winch.
I was looking for advice on the size electric winch to use. I like the idea of the wireless remote.
Any input with #'s of pull required, or brands with model numbers would be appreciated.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby SGilbert » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:00 am

You should look for an electric winch that has a snatch block included with the cable, it will essentially double the pull capacity of the motor.
Here's an example: https://www.gowarn.com/warn-winches/winch-tips.aspx
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby steve & dot » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:02 am

Others may correct me if I'm wrong, please fell free. . . . a rule of thumb that sticks in my mind is you should figure half of your total weight for winch pulling power. Not even sure when and where I got that from.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby SvedasFish » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:52 pm

I have the "power winch" RC30 . Had trouble with the 1st one, but they replaced it, and it has worked fine since about 2006.
My neighbor had the strap version on a 24' Maxim with no problems . I have the cable style, and you can get a removable "snatch block" to double the pull (at half the winch speed) for the cable version.
I find having the ability to get to maneuver the boat (having the remote) while also winching is a big help.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby steve & dot » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:37 pm

Hi Bill, hope you are well.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:52 pm

What is the rating on the wench and strap on the manual one. You might be surprised that its not rated for the weight of the boat. If the trailer is properly in the water you "should" be able to get it to the stand. Keep in mind that 1500lbs is vertical, not horizontal like a boat sits on the trailer. If you are trying to hull up the full weight of the boat on the trailer with wet bunks something is wrong, it needs to be farther in the water. The 3500 lb unit should be good, as my assumption is that is about what the unit on the trailer is now. Most likely you have a 3-4K wench strap as well. I would always have my trailer far enough to just drive it on be about 6" or so from the stop. That gave enough space to hook on the wench strap and then manually put in on the rest of the way.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby SGilbert » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:05 pm

MY wench refuses to crank the boat up, therefore I have to crank my boat winch. :)
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:17 pm

Ha oops. Does make for a better story! :mrgreen: Have to love spell checker and a bad typist.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby bobmac010 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:02 am

Chris_in_Texas wrote:What is the rating on the wench and strap on the manual one. You might be surprised that its not rated for the weight of the boat. If the trailer is properly in the water you "should" be able to get it to the stand. Keep in mind that 1500lbs is vertical, not horizontal like a boat sits on the trailer. If you are trying to hull up the full weight of the boat on the trailer with wet bunks something is wrong, it needs to be farther in the water. The 3500 lb unit should be good, as my assumption is that is about what the unit on the trailer is now. Most likely you have a 3-4K wench strap as well. I would always have my trailer far enough to just drive it on be about 6" or so from the stop. That gave enough space to hook on the wench strap and then manually put in on the rest of the way.


Thanks! I never thought of looking at the current winch rating. It's 3500#'s, so the comparable 3500# electric winch should be fine...
I did find, however, some of the winches are rated at boat weight instead of pulling power, (vertical lift), so I still have to be careful.
Thanks again!

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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby bobmac010 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:03 am

steve & dot wrote:Hi Bill, hope you are well.


Yes, I am fine, thanks for asking.

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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby bobmac010 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:04 am

SvedasFish wrote:I have the "power winch" RC30 . Had trouble with the 1st one, but they replaced it, and it has worked fine since about 2006.
My neighbor had the strap version on a 24' Maxim with no problems . I have the cable style, and you can get a removable "snatch block" to double the pull (at half the winch speed) for the cable version.
I find having the ability to get to maneuver the boat (having the remote) while also winching is a big help.


I'll look into this one.
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Re: Need advice on electric winch for Regal 2400

Postby bobmac010 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:24 am

steve & dot wrote:Others may correct me if I'm wrong, please fell free. . . . a rule of thumb that sticks in my mind is you should figure half of your total weight for winch pulling power. Not even sure when and where I got that from.


I had hear a third is sufficient, but half would put less strain, so I will go with that then.
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