Re: Keel winch woes. Is this one good?
800# is plenty. I think 800 lbs is close to the displacement of the entire boat. The "ballast" spec is much less. And at no point (unless the keel bolt breaks) is the winch supporting the entire weight. I'm no weight lifter, and its not hard for me to crank.
Keep the expenses low and the good times high.
PA Freshwater / Chesapeake