Here is a simple wakeboard, wakeskate winch that you can bring anywhere. Ride your wakeboard or wakeskate places a boat can not go. This is a very exciting project and for more info about beach winches go to http://www.beachwinches.com
You can use this winch for wakeboarding, wakeskating, skimboarding, snowboarding, etc. so this one winch is a very verstile machine.
Here is a short video describing what a beach winch is.
Step 1: First the Spool
First I built the spool
Here is my spool. I do cnc machining so I cut my spool walls out of heavy duty plastic. I am confident it will work just fine because i've seen it used before. If it doesnt work I will replace it with steel walls.
1/2 all thread.
1/2" galvenized pipe.
Go Kart hubs.
Step 2: Drill/tap your Hubs
I had to drill/tap a set screw into each hub. I also have the studs/cotter pins to make it a releasable spool if I dont like it this way.
Step 4: Now For The Frame
Now for the frame. I used 2" square 14ga tubing. It took a little less then 20ft to build. the base is 40x18" (not including the trailer hitch part). All the detailed measurments are in the picture below.
Step 5: Measure Twice
Make sure everything is square! Measure twice!
Step 6: Add Your Trailer Hitch
All done with welding, the motor mount is sloted for chain tension adjustments. I put 2 trailer hitch mounts, one tucks it up close for traveling and one sticks it strait out for riding.
Step 7: Prep for Painting
Paint prep/paint. Use paint thinner and a scuff pad to clean the metal, then paint. We used spray truck bed lining to make our winch rust proof and tough.
Step 8: Final Assembly
After the paint dries then you are ready for your final assembly. The wheels come on and off. (i still need to drill the hole for the trailer hitch pin so you can pull it without the wheels slipping off)