Trac Angler 25 AutoDeploy Anchor Winch
Our latest Anchor Winch has Touch and Release TRAC AutoDeploy. With the touch of a button (press and release), the anchor is powered down smoothly and quietly, while you go about your boating activity. When the anchor reaches bottom, the winch will transition from steady power-deploy and begin releasing rope just a few feet at a time, until the there is enough rope out, then the winch will “lock” holding the boat position. You can always let more rope out by powering the rope IN or OUT. Or, press the AutoDeploy button again if the anchor drags due to changing conditions, such as wind or current.
- Maximum Anchor Capacity: 20-25 lbs.
- Typical Boat Length: up to 20′
- Speed up: 65 ft/min
- Speed down: 70 ft/min
- Push-button AutoDeploy which automatically deploys the anchor, releasing rope until the anchor touches bottom.
- When slack in the rope becomes tight, rope is automatically released in short lengths or can be locked with the touch of any switch or remote button.
- Automatically releases the rope needed to hold the boat in position. When the anchor stops letting rope out, press the “lock” or any other switch button.
- Great for fishing to allow a “controlled” drift.
- 3 button operation – UP / DOWN / AUTO DEPLOY
- Wireless Remote Control included
- Attached or separated davit
All Trac Anchor Winch models include:
- Rugged All-Steel Gears
- 100’ of 0.20” pre-wound braided anchor rope
- Automatic resetting circuit breaker
- Sealed membrane switch
- 14-gauge marine-grade battery wire which is 17 ft long
- Anchor safety chain
- Assembly hardware and instructions
- 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
How to Install
Video from the TRAC Outdoor Products website
HOW TO INSTALL TRAC ANGLER 25 AUTODEPLOY ANCHOR WINCH
Protect yourself and others by observing all safety information listed on the instructions.
Tools Required for Installation
- Electric Drill
- 5/16’’ (7.9mm) Drill Bit
- 9/16’’ (14mm) Socket and Driver
- Adjustable (Crescent style) Wrench
- Phillips Screw Driver
Materials Required for Installation
- Winch and Anchor Roller (included)
- Seven 8mm bolts, washers and nuts (included) – Longer bolts may be required if your deck is very thick.
- Shackle for anchor attachment (included)
- River or Mushroom anchor (not included – 20 lbs recommended with a short shank). No more than 25lbs.
- Battery Wire and Circuit Breaker (included)
INSTALLING ANCHOR WINCH ON BOAT DECK
- The anchor winch can be installed on the fore (front) or the aft (rear) of the boat.
- Locate anchor roller on deck in desired location. The anchor roller must be located at the edge of the deck and must be extended over the edge to allow the anchor to clear the deck when it is docked in the anchor roller.
- Look below the deck and check for any obstructions underneath the desired anchor roller location. Make sure there is enough space for the winch to be placed in-line with rope spool centered on the anchor roller.
- Remove the 2 Phillips head screws in the rear of the davit assembly to expose the mounting holes. Using a marker, mark the anchor roller and winch mounting holes on the deck.
- Remove anchor roller and drill the holes.
- Secure the anchor roller to the deck using three 8mm bolts, nuts and washers.
- Place winch on boat deck and align the center of the rope spool with the center of the anchor roller.
- Look below the deck and check for any obstructions underneath the desired anchor winch mounting location.
- To expose the mounting holes, remove the four Phillips head screws that hold the cover on the winch frame and disconnect the white connector for the switch.
- Mark and drill the holes. There are four 8mm bolt mounting holes and a hole for the battery lead wires.
- Place the anchor winch in position and bolt to the deck. Use fender washers and/or marine plywood under the deck to ensure the greatest strength and to spread the load.
- Attach winch cover and davit cover.
- Do not use wire sizes smaller than 14 AWG with 105 degree C rated insulation.
- The wires and switch are all properly connected.
- You will need to route the battery wires from the winch to battery and connect the RED positive (+) wire to the silver post on the circuit breaker.
- The small hole on the buss bar (flat stamped metal part with two holes) is attached to the colored post on the circuit breaker and the large hole on the buss bar is attached to the battery positive terminal.
- The BLACK negative (-) wire is attached to the battery negative terminal.
- Attach the shackle to the anchor shank eye.
- Tie the rope to the anchor shackle.
ANCHOR WINCH OPERATION
- To lower the anchor press and hold the button with the arrow which points down. Release the button when you wish to stop letting rope out.
- To raise the anchor, press and hold the button with the arrow which points up. Release the button when the anchor is docked or when you wish to stop the retrieval of the anchor.
- To use the AutoDeploy feature, press and release the AutoDeploy button. The winch will deploy the anchor letting rope out until the rope becomes slack. As the boat drifts and pulls on the anchor rope, more rope will be let out a little at a time.
- To stop letting rope out, simply press the AutoDeploy button again. Pressing any button will also stop the AutoDeploy feature from letting rope out.
Information sourced from the TRAC Angler 25 with AutoDeploy and Wireless Remote Control Anchor Winch User Manual.