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TRAC Big Water 45 Anchor Winch

Item # 79587
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Key Features

  • For boats up to 24' long

  • 70 ft./min. retrieval (no load)

  • 45 lb. max. anchor capacity

  • Power UP/Free Fall Down switch pre-installed


Our Price   $199.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
trac The Big Water 45 with Free-Fall Down is ideal for pontoon, deck, and other large boats up to 24'. When the switch control is pressed down, the anchor is released to free-fall to the lake or river bottom. After the boat drifts and enough anchor line is let out, pressing the switch "up" locks the winch spool. The Big Water 45 retrieves an anchor weighing up to 45 lbs. at 70 ft./min. A built-in light automatically shines when your anchor is powered up or free falls down. A sealed-membrane, up/down, push-button switch comes pre-installed on winch housing with lighter wires for simpler and safer operation. Includes a universal anchor roller and 100' of 5mm (0.2") dia. pre-spooled braided anchor line. Winch measures 10" x 8-1/2" x 6-1/2". Wireless key fob remote sold separately (item 80581). Anchor not included.
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Specifications
Capacity 45 lbs.

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TRAC Big Water 45 Anchor Winch
 
3.7

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Holds boat securely (19)
  • Reliable (14)
  • Safe (11)
  • Easy to install (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)
  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Open water (13)
  • Large boats (12)
  • Small boats (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (11), Advanced (10), Recreational (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GOOD VALUE SOME DESIGN FAULTS

I have installed this on my 27ft 250 hp Tri-toon operating in Tampa Bay.
I installed the remote control and after 4 months everything is working fine. Due to the salt water...Read complete review

I have installed this on my 27ft 250 hp Tri-toon operating in Tampa Bay.
I installed the remote control and after 4 months everything is working fine. Due to the salt water environment I packed the winch with grease since no SS option is offered.

Great Things: 1) Value 2) It has the power to reel in my boat against the wind and tide. 3) Wife complains less about her anchor handling duties.

Not so Great: 1) I replaced the anchor rode because the one supplied looks weak and cheap. 2) I mounted the winch on a channel section and added a battery switch to isolate from my batteries 3) I lengthened the wires to the light, and to the manual switch otherwise it is VERY difficult to disconnect and remove plastic cover. Why couldn't they make these wires 6 inches longer?? Grrr. 4)I replaced the 4 small screws securing the cover with long machine screws and nylock nuts that are easy to get started and removed. I anticipate the need to easily take the cover off the winch and the current design is very poor.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The Anchor Winch 45 functions well and s

It functioned as required and seems to be dependable. Only time will tell.

It functioned as required and seems to be dependable. Only time will tell.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great value

By SPARKY

from hicksville oh

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Open Water
    • Small Boats

    Comments about TRAC Big Water 45 Anchor Winch:

    only problem shipped fed ex instead of ups ups is more dependable and box not all crushed and 3 days faster -------- THANK YOU GANDER MTN YOU ARE ALLWAYS GREAT

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellant product and great price

    By gsmpelion

    from Killen,Al

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TRAC Big Water 45 Anchor Winch:

        Product as described,,very straight forward installation,,excellant instructions. Installed this on a recently purchased 22ft pontoon boat,,,have not had an opportunity to place in service, other than the simple operating of it after installation. Due to the carpeting on the ponton boat and the way the plastic cover is flush fit at the bottom of the motor housing, I did have to re-drill the mounting holes lower aprox 1/4 inch, but not big issue,,afterthought I could have placed large washers under the motor housing to somewhat shim it up,,but installation was still pretty simple.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good investment

        By John13

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Holds Boat Securely
        • Reliable
        • Safe

        Cons

        • Needs longer cover screws

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about TRAC Big Water 45 Anchor Winch:

        Wife no longer complains about cranking the anchor mate.
        Fast and easy when I'm in the boat by myself.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        great product...

        By Hula Girl

        from Edwardsburg, MI

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Open Water

          Comments about TRAC Big Water 45 Anchor Winch:

          Easy to use...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Heavy duty

          By Rock crawler

          from La Crosse,WI

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Holds Boat Securely
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about TRAC Big Water 45 Anchor Winch:

              Wonderful product. Would recommend to anybody.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              • Q:

                when using the original rode supplied, the rode sometimes sticks under the previous winding causing the anchor not to free fall off of Windline bow roller/mount. any suggestions on how to solve problem?
                Asked on 4/26/2012 by Anonymous

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