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Unlike capstan and windlass winch types that drop the rode underneath the top deck, drum winches are anchoring systems that keep the rode on the drum. The advantages to this style of system are endless, drum winches offer a fast drop and retrival rate under power, are easy to install, and can be used with almost any type of rope and chain. There are no tangles, no chance of slippage, and in the Lone Star System no clutches or actuators to fail.

Lone Star Marine Drum Winches feature custom designed, serviceable, high output motors, oversized worm drive gear boxes, and 316SS Construction. These units do not have any plastic, nylon, or polypropolyne parts, no clutches or split pins. If you want a toy winch look elsewhere. If you want a robust anchoring system you’ve come to the right place.

Lone Star Marine make winches for boats from 12-60ft. Being fully sealed units they are perfect for wet well and deck mounts as well as internal mounts.

We are anchoring system experts and know each aspect of anchoring requirements inside and out. We work directly with our Drive Component Manufacturers with no middle men. This has given us the freedom to customize the construction and functionality of our components to exacting specs, and, although this can be an expensive and painstaking process, this ensures our customers are getting some of the most reliable and innovative drive components available today.

Each winch system we develop is purpose made from the components through purpose and usability. Our designs are innovative and original.

Our focus is on customer service and satisfaction. Period. We put our winches through the paces for years before releasing them to the public, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. You simply will not get better value, service, and support form another winch supplier. We welcome all Lone Star winch and fit-up inquires regardless of place of purchase, we are here to help you get the right anchoring solution for your boat.

We are the only winch supplier to post RRP’s (plus applicable freight) online. Why do we do this? The answer is simple. We want you to buy your Lone Star Gear from your preferred retailer. We post our RRP’s online so that you don’t have to spend days looking for the best deal, you can continue to do business with your same retailers and fitters as always, and know you are paying the right price for your new system.

When you purchase a Lone Star Winch you are purchasing from a company that prides itself on constant R&D and innovation. We don’t settle, we don’t rest. There are always improvements that can be made and innovations around the corner, and we intend on leading them.

Our winches are affordable to all boat owners. With drum winch kits from $1090 including all the essentials we are Australia’s most affordable, high quality Drum Winch supplier. Each kit includes SS deck rollers, backing plates, heavy duty solenoids, Genuine Bussman circuit breakers, up/down switch panels, and every nut and bolt needed for installtion.

Our winches are robust and reliable. We are one of the only winch suppliers to deal directly with our drive component manufacturers, without relying on importers and local distributors for drive components.

– Our motors are custom made for drum winches, exclusively for Lone Star Marine. We only use permanent magnet motors in our winches for longevity and peace of mind, an added benefit being lower power consumption than series wound motors. Our permanent magnet motors are also easily serviceable, unlike cheaper offerings available, at only a fraction of the cost of wound counterparts. We do not rely on silicon sealant to improve the IP ratings on our motors, an added benefit of using well designed and purpose made componentry. Each LSM motor is paint and silicon free with an Australian Compliance tested IP67+ protection rating.

– Our transmissions are among the best available, testement to the fact we have never had a crown gear or worm drive failure to date, despite being used and abused regularly in many commercial applications. Each oil filled gearbox features oversized high ratio gears, large quality worm drives, open high speed bearings, and new SS gear sleeves.

– Bearing covers are high polished 316SS. These covers are stronger and more corosion resistant than the market trend machined alloy covers, and won’t crack over time and exposure.

We offer 6 different winch models in our range and use different drive components for each model. Whats more, we don’t inflate the wattage on our motors, rest assured that each motor bolted on to our winches is rated to its true wattage.

Each Lone Star spool has a solid machined stainless shaft and side plates, and the assembly spins on 2 Stainless Steel, maintenance free bearings. LSM is one of the very few manufacturers to utilize a twin bearing system on the spool shaft as it only allows for very tight tolerances in winch construction and assembly.

Our drop speed starts at 90 ft. per minute for our smallest model and goes to to around 150 ft. per minute for our largest model. Drop and retrival speed is, for us, a function of getting the anchor down quickly, yet no so quick as to have an overrun. Picking out an overrun can cost you a new anchor line, and at least several frustraing minutes crouched in your anchor well. If fishing solo without your anchor on the bottom, this can be a dangerous proposition. Finally, your winch must have adequate torque to get your rode back up with ease. Our winches have torque and high holding capacity, in spades.

Incorrectly engineered anchoring systems will drop too slow, or may be geared too fast for adequate torque. We are experts when it comes to engineering drive components and can guarentee our customers will experience none of the issues associated with improperly constructed or engineered winch systems.

There are several mounting options for fitting a new Lone Star winch to your pride and joy. Please visit our Fit Ups page and view the winch dimensions by choosing the ‘Specification’ tab under the model description to give an idea on spacing. We are more than happy to help with fit-up advise, feel free to ring or email for more information.

We are anchoring system experts and know each aspect of anchoring requirements inside and out. We work directly with our Drive Component Manufacturers with no middle men. This has given us the freedom to customize the construction and functionality of our components to exacting specs, and, although this can be an expensive and painstaking process, this ensures our customers are getting some of the most reliable and innovative drive components available today.

Each winch system we develop is purpose made from the components through purpose and usability. Our designs are innovative and original.

Our focus is on customer service and satisfaction. Period. We put our winches through the paces for years before releasing them to the public, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. You simply will not get better value, service, and support form another winch supplier. We welcome all Lone Star winch and fit-up inquires regardless of place of purchase, we are here to help you get the right anchoring solution for your boat.

We are the only winch supplier to post RRP’s (plus applicable freight) online. Why do we do this? The answer is simple. We want you to buy your Lone Star Gear from your preferred retailer. We post our RRP’s online so that you don’t have to spend days looking for the best deal, you can continue to do business with your same retailers and fitters as always, and know you are paying the right price for your new system.

When you purchase a Lone Star Winch you are purchasing from a company that prides itself on constant R&D and innovation. We don’t settle, we don’t rest. There are always improvements that can be made and innovations around the corner, and we intend on leading them.

Our winches are affordable to all boat owners. With drum winch kits from $1090 including all the essentials we are Australia’s most affordable, high quality Drum Winch supplier. Each kit includes SS deck rollers, backing plates, heavy duty solenoids, Genuine Bussman circuit breakers, up/down switch panels, and every nut and bolt needed for installtion.

We are always available by phone and email for any questions with your Lone Star Winch, regardless of place of purchase. Every Lone Star Winch is backed by an Unconditional 3 Year Warranty. We keep all spares in stock so you can rest assured if your winch ever does require attention you will be back on the water in no time at no additional cost.