Hawse Fairlead

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Hawse Fairlead

Post by Idaho RC » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:11 pm

I changed to synthetic winch cable from Custom Splice. They recommend not using roller fairleads (even new ones) with synthetic line. One of the members here posted pictures of his hawse fairlead he mounted using aluminum stock. I don't have access to aluminum so I used 1/4" angle iron. Here is what I came up with .


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The fairlead is 10" double thick from Cusom Splice.

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The thimble is a little wider than the opening in the bumber. The double thick fairlead sticks out far enough that the thimble works perfect.

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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by DamageWagon » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:53 pm

Very cool! Simple is king most of the time.

If you want something a little more established I've got a Hawse prototype in the works for those individuals switching to synthetic line.

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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by nts007 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:23 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Very cool! Simple is king most of the time.

If you want something a little more established I've got a Hawse prototype in the works for those individuals switching to synthetic line.
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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:42 am

DamageWagon wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Very cool! Simple is king most of the time.

If you want something a little more established I've got a Hawse prototype in the works for those individuals switching to synthetic line.
I'd like to run a splicer like the OP. This is sort of what I was talking about putting the haus further out of the bumper opening.
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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by DamageWagon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:02 am

Reloaderguy wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:42 am
DamageWagon wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Very cool! Simple is king most of the time.

If you want something a little more established I've got a Hawse prototype in the works for those individuals switching to synthetic line.
I'd like to run a splicer like the OP. This is sort of what I was talking about putting the haus further out of the bumper opening.
Before I was planning on making the entire unit, but at this point I'm thinking it would probably be more cost effective for everyone if I just make some adapters that an aftermarket Hawse bolts to. Those Factor 55's with the Type III anodize are only $75, combine that with some adapters and you're golden.

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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by Chubbs » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:33 am

Agreed. I think this is a great solution.
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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:37 am

Chop Chop, get cranking.
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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by DamageWagon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:19 pm

MikeKey wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:37 am
Chop Chop, get cranking.
If I can't find a machinist I like soon I'll get them laser cut and bent.

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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by Easttnrhino » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:20 am

If you do not mind me asking, what size and length rope did you put on your wagon Idaho rc. Brackets looked good. Thanks
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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by Idaho RC » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:04 am

I put 100' of 7/16" Custom Splice's Diamond line on it. The extra length fits just fine.

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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by Easttnrhino » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:26 pm

Do you think 100' of 1/2" would fit?
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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by Idaho RC » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:49 pm

Contact Custom splice and ask them. He would know for sure.

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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:49 am

No, I believe it's 7/16th in 100ft you can fit. I would do 80 of 1/2 and then do an extension which is useful anyway.

I just wish I could get a color other than blue and gray. Seems that's about it in the larger sizes. Really want ORANGE :)
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Re: Hawse Fairlead

Post by DocPaulo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:46 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:02 am
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Before I was planning on making the entire unit, but at this point I'm thinking it would probably be more cost effective for everyone if I just make some adapters that an aftermarket Hawse bolts to. Those Factor 55's with the Type III anodize are only $75, combine that with some adapters and you're golden.
That would be awesome
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