The Seahorse Braid Winch is powered by a 150-watt motor (same as our other Seahorse™ winches) and uses a 10ah Lithium battery. Due to the Braid line and the low drag design of the Seahorse S30 Kontiki, this battery can retrieve the Kontiki unit up to three times on one battery. We have made the Winch simple to use with a soft start three-speed control unit, ensuring full power is delivered to the motor no matter what. We have retained the Pulse function, allowing you total control over the Winch whenever you need it.
There are 1500 metres of 140kg/300lb breaking strain Dyneema non-stretch braid and only 1.2mm in diameter. It is constructed from 8 strands, meaning if one strand is broken, the other 7 will take the strain. We place ½oz (20 grams) weights every 100 metres along the line to ensure the mainline is held on the bottom and to resist the line being pulled by side currents.
Because the Dyneema braid is non-stretch, it means we can build everything lighter and smaller, making the winch easier to carry. The small disadvantage is, that being lighter, it is more likely to be pulled down the beach by big fish. Simply sit on the winch, or stake it to the ground and the problem is solved.
The Seahorse Braid Winch is designed to operate with the Seahorse Clip n Go traceboard.
The Seahorse Braid Winch is the perfect partner for the lightweight Seahorse S33 and the Seahorse traceboard. This is the ultimate compact lightweight yet powerful Kontiki fishing package, using the latest technology to deliver the best Kontiki fishing experience you will ever have.
WHY IS THE SEAHORSE™ BRAID WINCH SO DIFFERENT TO EVERYTHING ELSEWHERE
The simple answer is technology moves on.
Since 2002, when the first Seahorse™ electric Winch was designed, there have been two significant developments. The first is a non-stretch Dyneema braid, and the second is Lithium batteries. We have all seen the changes in Rod and reel fishing since the introduction of Dyneema Braid and thankfully, our mobile phones have gotten smaller thanks to lithium batteries.
While sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries and monofilament nylon line are still great products, there is the disadvantage of weight and stretch in the mono-filament. By moving to Dyneema Braid and Lithium batteries, we have moved to the next generation of Kontiki Winches. These changes will change the way we Kontiki fish, plus opening up new and exciting ways to use your Seahorse™ Kontiki products.
The Seahorse Braid Winch is lighter, approximately half the weight of a traditional electric Winch, and approximately half the size. This means it’s easy for one person to carry, and it will fit into smaller spaces. You no longer need a big quad bike to carry your fishing gear. But you might need it to carry all your fish home.
The Seahorse™ Braid Winch contains your mainline, 80 stoppers stoppered section and a 100-metre leader.
The 10ah Lithium battery provides enough power to recover for three line retrievals
The 10ah Lithium battery has a built-in battery management system to ensure the battery is fully protected, ensuring long life. But once the battery is run flat, the BMS will turn the battery off, until it is recharged.
Its advanced design makes it simple to operate and easy to clean, with the motor and control unit fully protected behind the side cover.
The drum is located to keep the braided line as close to the sand as possible, allowing the pull of the line to force the Winch into the sand. Please note, given the lightweight of the Winch, it is likely to move sooner than heavyweight traditional winches.
The non-stretch braid line removes the need for a drag or brake system
The 1.2mm Dyneema braid line is a 300lb/140kg breaking strain. Being smaller in diameter, it is less likely to be pulled sideways by currents and rips, plus we weigh the line with a 1/2oz (20 gram) sinker every 100 metres to help hold the line in place.
The Dyneema braid is constructed from 8 individual strands, meaning if one is broken, the other seven will take up the strain. If the line is damaged, simply cut out the damaged section and tie it together with a double or back to back uni knot, and you are back fishing.
All the wiring is done with marine grade tinned wire to ensure it can handle the tough marine environment
The powerful 150-watt motor and electronic control unit is protected inside the motor cover. The control unit is also fully encased in epoxy resin to ensure total protection
the simple single control unit with on/off and Pulse ensures you get full power and control to the Winch whenever you need it
The battery holder will also hold the Seahorse™ remote programmer.
A full 24-month warranty and support provide carefree operation. Call us anytime if you have a query regarding the operation of this Winch
The Seahorse Braid Winch comes with
150-watt electric motor
11.4 ah Lithium Battery
1500 metres of mainline
14 kgs in weight
Height – 25cm
Width – 36.5cm
Length – 34cm