When you are looking to buy a winch for your boat, there are generally two types of winch out there. One is a manual hand-cranked winch and the other is an electric winch.
Since electric winch is more expensive than its counterpart, it might tempt some of you to go for the less expensive option. But it should be noted that the value of the winch is not only measured by money. There are winches that provide more for your bucks.
There are several reasons to pick electric winch over manual winch that includes boat size, speed, and safety. And an electric winch doesn’t demand any physical effort from the user.
An electrical winch may be the more expensive option at first glance. But in the long run, it can save you a lot in terms of effort, efficiency, functionality and convenience.
In this review, I’ll be writing about some of the highly quality Endurance Marine winches.
Endurance Marine Winch Review
Features & Key Technical Data
This winch comes with 2000 lbs. of pulling power. It is also capable of 500 lbs. of vertical lift so it can do some hoisting as well. But keep in mind that it is not designed as an industrial hoist. This winch is powered by 1.5 HP permanent magnet 12 volt DC motor intended for general use.
The line speed is quite fast too, as it can pull 2000 with the speed of 6.5 fpm (feet per minute) and while only drawing 110 amp motor current. So you can see that it requires a low electric current draw. The cable and hook that comes with it are made of stainless steel. The cable itself is 35 feet long.
The 153:1 Dual planetary gear train has an automatic load holding brake. It also features a free spool clutch that disengages the gearbox for pulling out cable manually.
It has a stainless steel frame, drum, fasteners, cable and hook. In the box are a handheld remote controller, a stainless steel hook and a cable. It has a power in and out feature.
Although the winch is specifically designed for salt water boat pulling, it can be used as a general winch for all sorts of environments. Its gearbox is compact and fully sealed, made with marine grade alloy.
- Fast line speed
- Low electric current draw
- Automatic load holding brake
- Power in and power out
- Noisy gearbox
Features & Key Technical Data
This small and compact winch has a pulling power of 800 lbs. of load capacity. The power train is supplemented by a 1.5 horsepower DC 12 Volt motor. It has a dual carriage six planetary gear system with a 121:1 gear ratio. Although the gears themselves make a significant noise while operating, it is normal and nothing to worry about.
The winch doesn’t come with a cable, so you have to buy it yourself and it can handle any length of rope. Line speed is quite decent with anywhere between 8-31 fpm depending on the load.
This winch features a waterproof deck mounted switch for safe and hands free operation. The motor unit is not designed for continuous use, so it’s best to operate it intermittently. Let the windlass cool down before using it again.
The package includes 80 amp breaker, solenoid, and deck switch along with the winch.
Whether you are new with boating, or winching boats, you can easily operate this winch. It has an auto-stop that gives you a significant amount of control. The Endurance Marine 800 lb. winch has a very user friendly manual. It is very easy to install.
It features a very tough case hardened CNC machined steel gear train. It also has a poly finish that protects it from the elements.
- Very durable despite its small size
- Has waterproof deck mounted foot switch
- Can handle any length of rope
- Battery and cable aren’t provided in the package.
- The solenoid is pretty susceptible to defects
About The Brand - Endurance Marine
Endurance Marine is a well-known Canada based company that manufactures quality marine products. Their products are not only durable but also very cost effective, surely safe and reliably easy to use. Endurance started its journey in 2005.
From its birth, Endurance Marine has been dedicated to using only the highest-quality materials in manufacturing their products. They use the best technology and design to build tools with maximum effectiveness.
Although they specialize in marine products, Endurance Marine has expanded into land, sea and air tools. To all their endeavors, Endurance tries to bring the same amount of quality in equipment while maintaining maximum cost effectiveness.
As of now, Endurance has expanded into the fields of lifting, protection, emergency vehicle recovery, fire and police, tow trucks, mining operations and more.
Their goal: provide tools and equipment that are strong and powerful, all the while very easy and very safe to use.
Verdict On Endurance Marine Winch Review
Each of these winches are manufactured with different users in mind. Despite some minor shortcomings, the capstan winch Model# WCH800 is perfect for users who are looking for a modest amount of load capacity. It has lots of features to make it a great buy.
Endurance Marine EMD2000, on the other hand, is suited for users who demand more pulling power from their winch. It also comes with a free-wheel clutch and 500 lbs. of vertical lift, which are great perks to have.
Both of these models are manufactured by a company dedicated to provide as much quality at the lowest prices. Each of them can be extremely valuable to you in the long run.
Although manual hand crank winches are less expensive, they can’t possibly match the convenience these Endurance Marine electrical winches provide.
Overall these winches are of very good quality. They are very usable, sufficiently durable, elegantly designed, wonderfully convenient – all of which come in a price that is a wonderful investment.