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    USMC Homemade Winch Isololator

    I was wanting a Daystar Winch Isolator. http://www.4wdandsportutility.com/newpr ... to_01.html but I just could not spend the $25-$30 they want for them. I was in " play it again" sport store and got a used hockey puck for $1.50. After I drilled a hole it works good and saved a lot of money. It does stick out more the the daystar but the price was right. I have to see how it holds up.




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    Looks good enough, not sure if it will hold but till it fails you are good to go...
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    Nice job. I would suggest getting a body washer and putting it between the puck and the eye. It will help the puck last longer.
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    why do you need one of these? just hook the hook to one of your recovery points and snug it down. ive had mine like that for atleast 10 years with no issues.

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    Hooking steel cable to a recovery point and tightening it down will cause the cable to fish hook and kink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge_CJ2A View Post
    Hooking steel cable to a recovery point and tightening it down will cause the cable to fish hook and kink.
    hmm. after operating cranes, boat winches, and recovery winches on military schit you have to attach the winch cable to something, cant have any loose ends especially when transporting. we always hook the hook to the vehicle and "snug" it down. ive had the same wire on my 8724 for prolly 6 years and have it hooked like said with out having it fish hook or unwnd or anything negative.

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    Reason I don't like to run it over to a hook or shackle, is it leaves that foot or so of rope exposed, and one good bump against a rock can cut/fray it.

    Also, it's a safety thing. You can pull the eye and hook through a fairlead if the button sticks/operator doesn't let off the button, and sometimes a hand goes with it!

    Having a saver or a 'puck' prevents that.

    I like the puck idea!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    You can pull the eye and hook through a fairlead if the button sticks/operator doesn't let off the button, and sometimes a hand goes with it!

    Having a saver or a 'puck' prevents that.

    I like the puck idea!
    guess i always figured having a winch required an ASVAB of atleast 13, although i have seen a few nukes from a ship that fought a plastic packing from a pair of headphones for prolly 30 minutes before one of them stabbed himself with a tiny folding pocket knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91YEEPER View Post
    guess i always figured having a winch required an ASVAB of atleast 13, although i have seen a few nukes from a ship that fought a plastic packing from a pair of headphones for prolly 30 minutes before one of them stabbed himself with a tiny folding pocket knife.

    To hell with you, I only have an ASVAB score of 12. Does that mean I can't buy a winch? What score qualifies me for a hi-lift?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    To hell with you, I only have an ASVAB score of 12. Does that mean I can't buy a winch? What score qualifies me for a hi-lift?

    Jacob, you need a ASVAB score of at least 14 to buy a high lift! so go ahead and sell the one you have and don't bother getting a winch with that 12 score! a 12 only qualifies you to buy rocker panels and a bumper.
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