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    Posted: 11 Aug 2012 at 7:35pm
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anyone built one or have any ideas and what sort of motor ?
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I have the winch motor just need the part's to finish it :) you can use a 24volt wiper motor from a car or truck to use as a motor.
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Do you really think a wiper motor would have the torque and grunt to lift an anchor and chain...?
 
I don't, small motor would probably burn itself out trying.
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Yep good idea for a kontiki or longline hauler but I don't think it has the grunt to haul a heavy anchor and chain, maybe a light one... look at the size and current ratings of the ones purpose built for boats, big difference in price than a wiper motor mate. But still could be a fun project...Thumbs Up
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True but no harm in finding out. i have the proper winch motor just need the stuff to finish it, or spend 5 hundy and buy one made up bolt it in wire it up away we go, just one problem... no boat to use it on....
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Know of people who have made them from wheel chair drive motors. Have high speed and low speed as I think they can be run on either 12V or 24V.

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Good idea tangi will look into that to :)
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I experimented with a wiper motor, and did a few test pulls, worked fine up to about 40kg of weight. but it was probably half the speed of a proper capstan. Depending on the size of the boat, could be a reasonable option though. (I was just using a mazda familia wiper motor too, so no doubt there's gruntier ones out there!)
 
The other set up I got started on, but never finished, was one of those cheap trailer winch set ups, converting it into a drum for warp and chain. Could be another cheap option with a bit of kiwi smarts! (Just need to remove the final reduction ratio, to get a decent line pull speed)  
 
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Originally posted by Ohsoslow Ohsoslow wrote:




I experimented with a wiper motor, and did a few test pulls, worked fine up to about 40kg of weight. but it was probably half the speed of a proper capstan. Depending on the size of the boat, could be a reasonable option though. (I was just using a mazda familia wiper motor too, so no doubt there's gruntier ones out there!)
 
The other set up I got started on, but never finished, was one of those cheap trailer winch set ups, converting it into a drum for warp and chain. Could be another cheap option with a bit of kiwi smarts! (Just need to remove the final reduction ratio, to get a decent line pull speed)  
 



What size capstan/drum did you use to get 40 kg?
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Hey mate,
I can't remember exact size, but it was a rubber trailer roller, would of been about 50-60mm.. But I wasn't able to pull for long to test if it would handle pulling 40kg for a decent amount of time (As my testing was pulling weights up the side of the house onto the roof.. yes I am a westie)
 
 
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thats a good idea for test runs
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You can use an old bendix type starter motor which is plenty powerful enough. Heaps of grunt. Draws about 100amps though.
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