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Unread 07-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Wiring electric boat winch through 7 prong connector

Wondering about wiring a boat trailer we(i)nch up to the 7 prong plug on the back of my KK. I'm not too keen on trying to run wires from the battery back to the back of the truck unless necessary. I was hoping to rig a 7 prong plug up that I could plug in when setting the boat in and pulling it out of the water only. Has anyone tried this? Not sure what kind of winch I am getting yet, but the boat is a smaller 16 foot aluminum flat bottom. How would you wire it and would it work without blowing fuses or melting wires?


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Unread 07-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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You'd probably need to run heavier gauge wire from the battery and make a quick connect. Its just a 16ft aluminum boat whats wrong with a hand crank?

Its spelled 'winch' btw
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Unread 07-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Ok, corrected!
It's a full bass boat and is too heavy for littl' ol' me to winch up with the crank. So, need the power.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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Ahh gotcha. I was thinking back to when i was a kid, we had a simple 14 aluminum with a small outboard. I thought I remember it being fairly easy to pull on to the trailer.
I'd google around I'm sure you'll find a solution. Good luck!
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Unread 07-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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You can run a small winch from the hot brake controller wire.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 04:17 AM   #6
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There is also an auxiliary wire in there. Look on hoppe or someplace that makes the plug. There'll be a diagram there telling what the pins in the socket are for.
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