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Snoopy


Joined: 22 Oct 2002
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Anchor Winches - South Pacific Experience Reply with quote

Hi all,

I hope you can help me out with getting some user experience with the South Pacific Anchor Winches.

I have a Haines 580 Breeze and was looking at the South Pacific 710 F series Anchor Winch.

I fish in Port Phillip and Westernport Bays in Victoria.

Has anyone had any experience with them - good or bad?

Appreciate any feedback - Thank you
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criby1


Joined: 07 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

angry-fish.gif all bad news from here ,,keep looking ,, buy a lewmar profish you wont look back wink-fish.gif cool-fish.gif
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Joined: 21 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[b]DONOT GO NEAR THEM i nearly threw ours in the water today the only reason i didnt was i couldnot find a spanner
They are sh!t, crap, rubbish and anythig else you can think of to call them
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DannyT


Joined: 21 Mar 2002
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They tend to slip a bit. Get a drum style reel your cannot go wrong the sav one comes to mind
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Vromme


Joined: 10 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had all sorts of dramas with them. You can apparently get them to work if you basically modify the bow of your boat (depending on bow config). I wouldnt personally waste time with them, spend the extra $ and get a decent brand (Muir, Lewmar etc) or go with drum winch.
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azza_2006


Joined: 02 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had it on my boat and they are a peice of shit!!! spend the extra money and get a drum winch if u get the south pacific u will only ever have problems with it slipping
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we dont have a problem with slipping as we use the correct rope if you use the silver rope it will slip
our problem is in fact the opposite the rope jambs between the splitter and the hawser
Even trying to get parts is a pain from the company it took me 2 weeks of emails phone calls and wrong parts sent and need tobe returned
In the end I sent a photo of the part needed
Bill
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Snoopy


Joined: 22 Oct 2002
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Ok you have definately woken me up if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.

Firstly thank you to everyone who has commented you have saved me and my boat for that I thank you.

This kicked off a whole new round of investigation for me so far I have looked at Mitch's winches from SA, Quality marine in Dandenong, and Lewmar. I am waiting on info from Apex marine on SAV and X winches

Does anybody have any info on a website for Sav winches?

Thanks
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BDEN


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snoopy this thread may help.


Only problem I have is that since fitting I have only used it once confused-fish.gif confused-fish.gif

Apex did a very good job quick reliable and neat.

Brett

http://www.fishnet.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=96614&highlight=sav+winch
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Snoopy


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: thanks Brett Reply with quote

Thanks Brett,

I actually came across your thread when I was googling the winches raised as replies to me in this thread.

Thats how I found Apex and heard about the Sav winches. Their website talks about an X-winch but know nothing about them.

I have emailed, called and PMed Apex to find out more info so hope to hear from them soon to learn some more.

The other version that was listed was a Brett model although I cannot find out any info on that.

I promise as soon as I have done all my research I will post on here including links so others can find it as well.
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