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splinter2

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Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« on: February 28, 2016, 10:15:59 »
I have aquired this winch and am told it might have been made by Ron Burchette at one time. I would like to make the level wind part work and I believe parts from a Penn saltwater reel were used to do this. Anyone know what reel? ... What gear ratio / combination? I have sources for parts but I just need a reel number.

Thanks for any help.

Tom
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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 15:40:42 »
Pretty neat, don't know anything about it though. Is it mostly aluminum?

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 16:13:59 »
Yes, it is mainly cast aluminum with some steel and stainless in the mix.

They were quite well done.

Tom

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 16:44:51 »
Really nice winch. . .quality indeed. Can you tell us a little about " Ron Burchette"
and his history with tugboats and his taking the extra effort to create this fine winch?

Congratulations Tom,
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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 19:05:32 »
I thought every tugger on the west coast knows about Ron B. and his good buddy Gary King.


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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 07:30:21 »
Certainly looks like one - where did you find this?

Gary King should be able to give you more info,

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 10:48:06 »
You have now got me looking for a small level wind fishing reel.Thankyou for the idea.

Steve.

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 02:21:55 »
Mike, I got this off a local model builder. He had bought three of them at one time and only used two. He must have bought them from Ron.

Micheal, Ron is quite well known on the West Coast for building tugs of all shapes and sizes. His molds are now in the hands of Loyalhanna Dockyard and are supposed to be released again soon.

Cheers

Tom

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2016, 05:39:14 »
Thank you Tom. I had no idea. . .I can see that I need to get out more.
I went to the "Loyalhanna Dockyard" and wow, I spent about an hour
there eye balling the vast list of offerings. I especially liked their motor
selection. I hope they do indeed offer Ron's fiberglass hulls at some time.

Yet again the Forum here has quickly taught me what I don't know. . .
Michael
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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 00:49:02 »
THE BEST GEAR IS FROM A AMBASSADOR 7000 , LEVEL WIND FISHING REEL  .  PUFFIN

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 03:22:13 »
Thank You very much Puffin. I will look for one of those.

Cheers

Tom

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2016, 03:45:10 »
In theory, the parts are on their way.

Tom

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2016, 16:53:13 »
I posted a couple of photos showing the Robbe geared motor on the RC Groups site - here is one. I got an e-mail from Ray in the UK - he uses the same motor and geared drive for this running on 6v.

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2016, 11:01:39 »
Thanks Mike. That is a very neat install.

Tom

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Re: Help ... Is This A Ron Burchette Winch?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 15:25:18 »
ive been informed that the level wind  for this winch is daiwa - 47H  and the parts are available from ron himself 
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