Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Re: Foers Winch
If you look at an IBEX, the body of the IBEX is very flat on the bottom. The cable is routed through tubes, admidships to back to front. Because the vehicle is flat bottomed the cable is not riding on the tube, anywhere. It does not bind. I've been toying with this idea for 3 years and cannot come up with a good way of running the cable due to the binds that would be imposed by curves in the tubes. The only thing I can come up with is a pretty hefty tube with pulleys, or rollers, in the bends to take the curve and reduce drag on the cable. I've not the metal fabrication skills to engineer up the routing tubes. Someone like CJDave may... when he gets to Iowa in a year or so, that's one project we're going to tackle together.
Dana, like you, if anyone has come up with a workable solution, I'd love to see it.
I like the versatility of the setup.