Like with all the projects that I make, it has to be fun & it has to be made with cheap & easily obtainable materials. Plus I always make every project in such a way that it can be repeated by anyone without any special tools or materials.
What bits do we need and why?
Wiper motor, using a windscreen wiper motor is ideal, it has high torque, 2 speeds, it's only 12v & can be purchased from any car scrap yard. I bough this for $25 NZD. It is from a Mazda Astina & it has the number B456 on it. All windscreen motors look much the same & I only chose this one because my son has a Mazda Astina & we were taking other parts off for his car. Just make sure it can be mounted easily enough & also to make it easy to follow these instructions you may want to make sure it has 4 wires going to it plus an earth.
More info on how I made this soon!!!
The First Test at the beach
The winch worked well, I had to help pull the line back in by hand whilst my son made sure the line wound onto the winch evenly, I suspect this could have been done by one person but who goes fishing on their own It only took 6 minutes on the fast setting to retrieve the torpedo from 250 metres which was much quicker than I expected.
The winch was perfect and needs no further work, but I must test it with fish on to be completely satisfied.
At a saving of well over $1000 for the winch this was very successful.
I will certainly make these for customers on request, although I must sort out a price. If the demand looks high then I will make a small production run.
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