Got a good deal on a TRAC anchor winch. Bought from a guy for 50 bucks. He had it on his boat and didn't like it, said it was too noisy. I bought it and mounted it on my boat on a rubber pad, cut the noise quite a bit. Works A-OK. My question for the guys who use them-- How bad do these things drain a battery? I took the boat out crappie fishing the other day & dropped and retrieved 3-4 times. Last drop got on some good brush and some nice crappie. 4 hrs. later pushed the button to raise anchor and It stuck in the brush some so I mannually pulled it loose then continued to raise it with the winch. half way up I was running out of juice. I have it hooked up through my console wiring which was hooked up to a fully charged deep cycle. Should I dedicate a battery just for the winch? And -Should this thing have a capacitor wired in some where? (there was not one with it when I bought it, and no instructions.) Any way, I thought someone out there knows a heck of a lot more about it than I do. Thanks for any replys. Hope I get on fish first drop and don't have to pull anchor! But- Probably not gonna happen.