Tbh a 60lb beast would be over my shoulder. Fully appreciate, that for whatever reason, we all have different abilities. This is why I started off my post by saying if you are capable.Ok on level ground but as soon as you get an incline then that’s where a winch comes into its own.
The shot, walk to the beast, gralloch and walk back and then on to the vehicle are there irrespective of if you use a winch or not.
The only additional time is back from the vehicle with the kit & time to rig up/take down
You try lugging a 60lb beast up a 1in2 slope for more than 50m and see what you think.
There are also some of us who are either getting on in years or have had serious health problems but are still keen to grass a beast. This at least helps a bit.
What diameter rope do you use please?
Feel for you, been there mate just keep fighting, be positive and stay as fit as you can.Cheers Pal,
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Then I could walk 3&1/5 miles in an hour and carry a hefty weight if required.
Now I’m doing well to walk a mile on even ground without additional weight.
However, desperately trying to get out to do any form of shooting as I’m starting to get cabin fever - the recent weather has not been in my favour!
I used to hold similar views to yourself but since my hospitalisation I have a very different outlook on life.
Take care & Atb
Thanks ive bought 10mmDepends on what your winch manufacturer recommends
The pcw3000 for example recommend min 10mm
I tried lower but a pain in the ar5e .... wrapping under itself on the capstan winch etc and also not as comfortable In the hand as 10mm
Obviously get better with practice too
I would stick to what the winch folks recommend for your particular bit of kit...
Thanks for the support.Feel for you, been there mate just keep fighting, be positive and stay as fit as you can.
Obviously don’t know the problem but see if you can get some extra calories down you everyday, any of the high calorie shakes would do it.
Just needs to be everyday, I went down from 15st to 8st and gradually put it back on after cancer treatment.
All the best. Willowbank
That's the one I have. I only use it for bike recovery and tree work.I have a maasdam rope puller from the USA
I've enjoyed reading the thread, both the advice and the humor.All advice appreciated.