Before the FJCC 2012 Summit, I had ordered a Factor55 ProLink safety thimble to replace the hook on my winch. I had a couple of reasons for doing this; firstly stowing the hook on the winch was a PITA. It also scratched the crap out of the fine work Joel from Ellis Precision had done on the hawse. Finally hooks aren't exactly the safest recovery mechanism especially when using shackles. So with that in mind, I got the Factor55 kit.
Installation couldn't be easier.
|1. Remove the split pin and retaining pin on the pre-existing winch hook, separating it completely from the line.|
|6. Installed ready for use|