25 April 2013

Which Winch Wench...

After being stuck in the slush and then the mud about a dozen times this spring I went searching for a portable winch. I have the old "come-along" and fifty feet of cable, and a forty foot chain, and a twenty-foot towing strap, and a twenty-foot stretchy tow cord -- and all have been put to use in various combinations. I now have  biceps with more numbers than my I.Q.

I remember the portable winch that I want. I went to the magazine storage and pulled out a copy of the advertisement and there it was. So I tried to order it. Oops! Nobody at that phone, nobody at that address, no winches laying around. Off to the internet I went because you can find anything there, right?

Apparently the last time the winch was available was in 1981 which just happens to be the same date as the advertisement I saved. Various combinations of the name, deep digging, searching at the speed of WiFi, and nothing returns the product I want, nor anything similar.

I thought this was the age when you could find anything you wanted. I need a special winch but can't find it. Perhaps I should be looking for a wench instead?

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