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Oct 2nd 2017, 07:43 AM   #1
 CodeBlue's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
Let's buy Chelan Search and Rescue a winch

Two weeks ago I found myself in need of help from Chelan County Search and Rescue while riding part of the WA BDR above Lake Chelan. The Deputy that responded only had hand tools (a come-along and some tow straps) to pull my bike back up to the road, and I think that sucks. He helps several of us out every season, so let's give him a hand and buy the man a winch.

Story: https://curiositykillscolby.com/2017...edy-of-errors/

GoFundMe Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/winch-for-chelan-county-sar
Oct 2nd 2017, 09:11 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

I carry this so I can extract myself on my own in a situation like yours. I have additional rope and this small unit can lift 1000 pounds.

EZ Marine Belt Pack Hoist 3

Sound Rider also has something similar but at 3 times the cost.
Oct 2nd 2017, 09:32 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
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I carry this so I can extract myself on my own in a situation like yours. I have additional rope and this small unit can lift 1000 pounds.

EZ Marine Belt Pack Hoist 3

Sound Rider also has something similar but at 3 times the cost.
That's pretty cool. Fortunately my wife OK'd purchasing one of these for next season: Warn Industries XT17 Portable Motorcycle ATV Winch

Unfortunately I'm a broke college student at the moment, so that's a long ways out. Right now I just want to give back to the Deputy that helped me out, so I'm throwing all of my money and time at this.
Oct 2nd 2017, 11:30 AM   #4
 
  Jan 2016
  Sandy, OR

  2009 VFR, 1990 GSX-R750, 1983 CB1000c
May never get up there myself, but seems like a good cause to me.
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Oct 2nd 2017, 01:28 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
On top of the winch, does the truck have a way to mount it? I know my truck required a new bumper or at least some kind of mounting bracket to fit it on. Or is that gonna be covered by them?
Oct 2nd 2017, 02:31 PM   #6
 CodeBlue's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
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Originally Posted by TroyAG1
May never get up there myself, but seems like a good cause to me.
Thank you!

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On top of the winch, does the truck have a way to mount it? I know my truck required a new bumper or at least some kind of mounting bracket to fit it on. Or is that gonna be covered by them?
I'm not sure on the mounting hardware. He says he talked to his mechanics to determine what was needed and only gave me a list of winches. I assume either they have some hardware on hand or will cover the cost of the mounting bracket.
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Oct 2nd 2017, 08:16 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  NW

There are a few ways to build a winch with some good rope and know how,





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Oct 2nd 2017, 09:45 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Maybe Warn will help on the expense. It'd be worth talking with them in Oregon...
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Edited by Thumperpilot on Oct 3rd 2017 at 08:33 PM
Oct 3rd 2017, 08:02 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  The spunk-soaked wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
I wonder if non-enforcement public safety departments like Search and Rescue get the same kind of donations of surplus military gear the way enforcement departments do? I suspect not, in part because it seems unlikely that the military is constantly upgrading non-weapons equipment to anything like the same degree.
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Oct 3rd 2017, 09:06 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Travelling around the NW

  Triumph Bonnezilla, Little Ninja
Bad timing for me financially. I might be able to chip in in a couple weeks after I've moved and started the new job.
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Oct 3rd 2017, 10:08 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
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Originally Posted by Thumperpilot
Maybe Warn will help on the expense. It's be worth talking with them in Oregon...
Good idea! I'll be doing that.

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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
I wonder if non-enforcement public safety departments like Search and Rescue get the same kind of donations of surplus military gear the way enforcement departments do? I suspect not, in part because it seems unlikely that the military is constantly upgrading non-weapons equipment to anything like the same degree.
Not sure, but this guy's a Sheriff's Deputy. Definitely in the enforcement category, but maybe his non-enforcement responsibilities fall into the wrong category for that.

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Bad timing for me financially. I might be able to chip in in a couple weeks after I've moved and started the new job.
No worries. I'm in the same spot, having just paid tuition.
Oct 3rd 2017, 11:05 AM   #12
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  Sep 2016
  Seabeck

  Africa Twin
Just a thought.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/m...331056420.html
Oct 3rd 2017, 03:28 PM   #13
 CodeBlue's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
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He's got pretty specific needs, including that it be rated for at least 12k pounds. Beyond that I'd much rather provide a winch with a warranty in case anything breaks. Lives could potentially rest on the equipment working properly.
Oct 9th 2017, 03:53 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
Up to $525! $240 more and we're able to buy the least expensive model. At that point it's just up to the deputy if we push for the full $1400. Thanks again to everyone who has donated, I really appreciate it.
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