Introduction: Wakeboard Winch - 2013

It consists of an engine, spool, rope, handle, frame, and some sort of simple transmission. The person being towed walks (or swims) away from the winch and pulls out all of the rope. When the winch is engaged, it pulls the boarder usually between 15 to 25 miles per hour (24 to 40 km/h). Winches are popular for people wanting to board on ponds and lakes, or just don't have a boat. Also, the winch can either be mounted on the trailer hitch of a vehicle, set into the ground by stakes, or tied to a tree.

You need :

1-Engine (over 7 hp if you don't have a torque converter )
3-Spool (you can build it like i did or purchase one on ebay for 250-300 $
4-clutch, chain, sprocket# 41-42 ( choose the gear ratio depending on the sport you practise),fairlead ( )

Step 1: Welding Frame and Drills Holes

-The steel frame was fabricated using square tube and was mig welded

Step 2: Paint the Frame

-For best results, use polyurethane paint with epoxy primer
- Buy antirust paint at Home Depot

Step 3: Mount the Engine

Step 4: Spool Fabrication

- cut out from a .125 in. (1/8) steel plate – settings of 6.5”, 8.5” and 10.5”

Step 5: Spool Installation

Step 6:

Step 7: Lexan

Step 8: Throttle & Kill Engine

-Gaz throttle and kill engine switch are on the command control box ( safety first ) .

Step 9: Apply Decals

Step 10: Rope

information about the rope :

- 1000′ of 1/8 dyneema rope supplied by

-Attach the rope and rewind

Step 11: Have Fun !