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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-22-2016, 06:23 AM
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I got it tuned in pretty good , so it is in the middle of the winch , the harse fairlead I am using is for a smaller winch , which kinda forces it to the middle ------- it is important on the boat that the cable goes right onto the drums , the set up I use is called skimmer / wing nets , mostly at night , you lift the aluminum frames in and out of the water , the winches are above your head 8 ft above the deck and you can't see how the cable is spooling on the drum too well at night , bad spooling can cause a disaster ------ I had problems in the beginning with this set up , didn't have a fairlead , angles out of tune and it got the Spectra rope sucked up in between the drum ,was out on the water , at night with the wind blowing and tide rolling , with the net frame half way up on one side , was able to tie off the frame , let out on the winch and get it out the drum , didn't even damage the rope , wire cable would have been so bird nested and cut up that it could have knocked me out the game
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also don't forget that syn line , I suspect is wet, on a boat , and that should help make them both slide easier and to help hold down heat /friction, from it!
My personal experience is that friction yes does wear things, but its normally a flaw or an area that got damaged some how, where line snaps
be it a sharp object its dragged over or a few strands breaking, and then once a load is on the line, it becomes a weak link and snaps

but yes a roller fairlead will do a lot less wear and tear to the line itself going IN/OUT all the time.
that is as long as you keep the roller rolling, , up here in the north with salt and mud and dirt, I have to take mine apart every so often and clean and grease to keep them turning, or they will freeze up and then its the same deal or worse than a hause fairlead, as they do get wear spots in them, heck using wire rope and plowing a lot, I cut mine open after a few yrs LOl
and have to replace the bottom roller
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[QUOTE=mrbb;761777]also don't forget that syn line , I suspect is wet, on a boat , and that should help make them both slide easier and to help hold down heat /friction, from it!


No , it never gets wet unless it rains , the top of the frame where the rope attaches is 2ft or more above the water line , the winches are 8ft above the deck -------also I find the rope damages the fairlead more than the rope itself , it would saw the fairlead in half , quickly , if you let it run out of alignment and you won't see much wear on the rope
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Is ploughing that common over there? We don't do it much (if at all with quads). There again, we don't have the room so few large driveways and don't have a lot of snow.
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Is ploughing that common over there? We don't do it much (if at all with quads). There again, we don't have the room so few large driveways and don't have a lot of snow.
Very common. That's the main use of mine in the winter.

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any area in the USA/Canada with in a snow belt, its very common to use an atv, gets you more use out of it and saves a lot of back work shoveling manually!
I would guess I average over a 150 miles a yr pushing snow with mine! some yrs a LOT more , and a little less!
its earned its keep plowing alone, almost makes moving snow fun! LOl
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We've yet to see snow this year, just cold and wet same as last year, and the year before. Got to be a good 5 or 6 years since we had more than a few days of snow on the ground. Last bad one I can remember was 1963, snow down for several weeks and ploughing the main roads. Think we had a bit in 82 /83 but was only down a week or two.
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We've yet to see snow this year, just cold and wet same as last year, and the year before. Got to be a good 5 or 6 years since we had more than a few days of snow on the ground. Last bad one I can remember was 1963, snow down for several weeks and ploughing the main roads. Think we had a bit in 82 /83 but was only down a week or two.
I would be lost without snow every winter, winter to me just isn't winter without it, be like a summer without sun shine, heat and sweating! LOL
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meh, i'm not about to work in the snow ?, i'm gonna play in it..not shove it around !!..lmfao.

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We've yet to see snow this year, just cold and wet same as last year, and the year before. Got to be a good 5 or 6 years since we had more than a few days of snow on the ground. Last bad one I can remember was 1963, snow down for several weeks and ploughing the main roads. Think we had a bit in 82 /83 but was only down a week or two.
I would be lost without snow every winter, winter to me just isn't winter without it, be like a summer without sun shine, heat and sweating! LOL
Yep, that about sums it up nicely. And cold rain, lots of rain !!
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