|09-16-2010 01:04 PM|
|Dr. Venture||Or you can just get an extension with a longer rope.|
|09-16-2010 11:17 AM|
|mrcarcrazy||remember to air down, and have a way to air back up!!!|
|09-16-2010 10:53 AM|
lol @ pull pal.
A small danforth anchor should do fine on a beach. It works on the same physics to dig in, and with the exceptionally low setting angle you'd get from a jeep bumper it ought to dig enough.
It would be smaller to store, wouldn't require any assembly, and weigh a lot less. And, being on the coast, they should also be pretty easy to find (probably got em at wally world in NC...) and a whole lot less expensive.
Having said all that, nothing beats a "buddy vehicle" (not even a winch IMHO).
|09-15-2010 10:24 PM|
|Dr. Venture||If you do not know already. Let some air out of yoru tires. helps gettign through the sand easy. I do it all the time when i go fishing on the surf. As long as you have an inflator your golden.|
|09-15-2010 09:06 PM|
Just grab a HWY 12 sticker to slap on the heep! I've only had my old zj on 31's out there.
31 mudders didn't to to well. I learned quickly to shut off and deflate when the temp hit 220
|09-15-2010 08:58 PM|
No... I'm not planning on driving in the surf. I was thinking more of the salt spray. If it's windy it leaves a thin salty layer over everything. I was just checking if there was anything else I should consider and I will follow the advice of unspooling and rinsing once I get home. Thanks.
Yes, I read Chadwick and it was very entertaining! I won't be trying anything so... crazy.
Ed... I have heard there are beaches south of OBX that allow beach driving but have never been. I have driven the Maryland/Virginia beachs.
Not spending $300 on a pull-pal. There are other vehicles in the group if I need to hook up or get a pull. Have never had to yet, knock on wood.
|09-15-2010 08:41 PM|
|Dr. Venture||damn close to 6 beans. I think this tool is for an extremest though. I highly doubt this guy will get stuck in the sand. And if he does, he has his family to push. lol|
|09-15-2010 08:28 PM|
wow there way more expensive than i thought $300?
Pull-Pal winch anchoring device for 4x4s, Jeeps, SUV, ATV, off-road, military use
|09-15-2010 08:23 PM|
|Dr. Venture||Oh yeah i see what you mean now. I had to blow up the pic.|
|09-15-2010 08:16 PM|
|EdJonesJeeper||the pull of the winch digs the pal further into the sand. It does all the work just let the physics take over.|
|09-15-2010 08:14 PM|
|Dr. Venture||^hmmm......thats like an old school Farmer's "hoe"???? I would think that you would have to heavily dig it into the sand in order to achieve grip.|
|09-15-2010 08:07 PM|
Have you thought about a pull pal? On the sand I would think this is a necessity. But don't know anyone that has one or used one.
BTW im on the otherside of NC but come down to wilmington once a year.
Hwy 12 is a long shot out of my way do you know of any other sands spots?
|09-15-2010 07:59 PM|
|Dr. Venture||If he drove it along the surf line the winch would be the least of his worries after that.|
|09-15-2010 07:43 PM|
|Bobthegod||I think you should keep the term "CHADWICK" in mind. You can do a seach and see what a CHADWICK is. As for the your winch, true it's sealed, and yeah you wanna hose it off and re-spool the cable/rope. Your not gonna drive it along the surf line I hope?|
|09-15-2010 12:27 PM|
If you get sand and or salt water on it. It is a SEALED unit, which means that it can be SUBMERGED in water regardless. I would just unwind it and WASH it up with fresh water.
Here is mine.
|09-15-2010 11:42 AM|
Not sure how the beaches are there..but you might want to be ready to pull a lowrider that thinks it can cruise the sandy beachs and not get stuck...you'll definitely get some light duty test pulls that way
I'm just speaking from what i see happen on florida's beaches
|09-15-2010 11:28 AM|
Winch at the Beach
I am planning a vacation on North Carolina's outerbanks in two weeks. I have gone and driven the beach many times. This will be the first time I have gone after installing my Superwinch EPi 9.0 winch. Is there any special concerns I should take with the winch? My concern is both sand and saltwater. Do I need to worry about protecting moving parts from sand and will the salt water pose any kind of corrosion issues? Of course, I will rinse it with fresh water every day once I'm off the beach.