Certainly no argument, right? Hands down, most boat owners would mention, “Buy the Electric Boat Trailer Winch”, it’s easier to use, no more sore arms or aching back. But then there is the debate over what to do when the electric stops working.

Aquiring a back up winch handy is always a good practice. Or perhaps a specific thing as simple as a come-along, in case this should ever happen. Certain electric winch even have a built in feature where they accommodate manual operation in case the need should arise.

Then you have the cost issue, the bigger the boat, the bigger the winch. As you may move up in size, both styles begin to cost more, the pdf one always remaining lower because it started out that way. The very question is, “Which is more important, your money or your to come back? “, the amount of physical stress put on a person to raise and even lower a boat by hand makes it more than worthwhile to invest in any boat winch.

Manual winches usually require more than one person towards trailer a boat where the electric ones make this a one individual operation. In some cases where the winch is equipped with a remote, about individual can not only run the winch but will guide the boat up the trailer alone. Try that that has a manual winch, stopping and aligning the boat, then going back for a few more cranks, then back to the boat again.

Electronic winches far outshine the old manual ones, without a doubt, however need for keeping that old one just in case will always be there overly. Look at it as an investment in happiness. The less time you may spend hauling in the boat, the more time you are out in it. Pre-owned is up to you.