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Hey Ive been looking around at winches (not that I have anyone to buy one) and I noticed that no ones listing if theyre waterproof or not. And in my mind thats a pretty important detail. Can anyone help me out here?
 

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I remember when they did that winch shootout in Jp magazine, the only one that still worked while being submerged was the engo winch. All the others locked up.
 

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The X2O series claims to be. I have one but I don't plan to submerge it. The connectors on the solenoid box are similar to those used on my old jet ski, but it's not executed as well. Also, if you are stuck in water it's probably not clean water. That may explain the lookups in the test.
 

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Look at the Recon 10,500. I've had no issues with mine and feel it was a great buy.
 

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All good points.... The only reason I ask is because we have snow here pretty much 9 months of the year (and snow is water) and the 3 months of the year when its summer, itll rain every 4th day so I need something that will stand up to rain water. I probably wont be doing any river crossings any time soon
 

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All good points.... The only reason I ask is because we have snow here pretty much 9 months of the year (and snow is water) and the 3 months of the year when its summer, itll rain every 4th day so I need something that will stand up to rain water. I probably wont be doing any river crossings any time soon
This makes no since at all, snow and rain will have no affect on any winch. Snow and rain are not the same as submerging your winch under water that like saying you need a water proof jeep. If you submerge your jeep will it start after that. My good old trusty winch has done some under water dives and has always work after it.
 

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Hey Ive been looking around at winches (not that I have anyone to buy one) and I noticed that no ones listing if theyre waterproof or not. And in my mind thats a pretty important detail. Can anyone help me out here?


Works under water and approved for deep sea use by 9 out of 10 Navy SEAL's. Will not fail do to weather, will not drain battery, no bushings to rebuild or motor to fail. :hide:
 
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