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Initially Posted - 12/21/2018 :  05:42:03  Show Profile
I note the Keel winch guide states a 45 Lb loading as max onto the handle which is about 1 ft long . ie 45 ft lb torque should lift the keel . I note the new Ryobi brushless drill has an output of 62 ft lb.
So has anyone used a Battery drill to wind up the winch . Maybe this is the 1st drill with the capacity. Brushless Drills relatively new .Keel raising is important.

I leave my keel down then as I enter shallow water I lift it up 10 turns then continue in until nearly aground then raise it fully . No chances ever taken of the keel dropping fully down uncontrolled .
Yes if it did let go no damage just hard to get off mainly mud .
Any experience appreciated .

Graeme Bishop boomeroo Australia
C25 SK
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