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Groove Fairlead [Hawse]

Groove Fairlead [Hawse]

Regular price $208.99 USD
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    The Groove lead comes in three designs, The STANDARD and OFF-SET are for use with any standard width winch drum. The short drum COMP is made for narrow winch drums typically used with competition rigs. For SXS/UTV CLICK HERE


    The Groove Fairlead: Hawse Style Fairlead for Off-Road Winch Line

    Introducing the improved Hawse Fairlead, THE GROOVE FAIRLEAD by Yankum Ropes.

    A Fairlead That Truly Protects Your Synthetic Winch Line

    This is the only fairlead that completely protects your winch line from getting smashed against trees or rocks without the aid of a hook or other attachment. Go ahead, beat it up! We aren't scared. Synthetic winch lines can be very expensive and deserve to be treated with care. The Groove Lead protects your winch line better than anything else on the market.

    • Standard 10" Bolt Mount Spacing
    • Overall Dimensions:
      • Standard Comp Groove Fairleads: 13" x 3.32" x 1.38" Standard Center hole is 7.5". Comp Center hole is 4.5"
      • Off-Set Groove Fairlead :13" x 3.56" x 1.38". Off-Set Center hole is 7.5".
    • We pay for shipping!! US Standard rates only
    • Expedited & International shipping services are available for an additional cost at checkout
    • Orders ship within 3-5 business days
    • Local pickup available at YR Headquarters, ready in 1 hour during normal business hours


    What About My Existing Winch Line?!

    That is the easy part! re-tying a Brummell splice at the end of your winch line only takes a few minutes and can be done without taking your entire winch line out of your winch. However, if you need a new synthetic winch line, we can supply you with one of those as well.

    Can I use my winch line without a thimble?!

    Thimbles, hard shackles, hooks and soft shackles share a common characteristic of possessing a diameter larger than that of the winch line. This feature facilitates a larger radius for the winch line "eye", or loop, to function effectively. When it comes to selecting the optimal connection for your winch line, it is recommended to prioritize soft shackles first, hard shackles second and then thimbles. It is worth noting that thimbles can potentially collapse under extreme loads. This leads to flattening, cutting and pinching, which cause line damage and potentially failure. For superior versatility and strength during winching operations, the soft shackle is the most effective connection point pound for pound.

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    Watch Groove Fairlead in Action

    The only Fairlead you will ever need

    The Coolest Winch Fairlead You've Never Seen!


      When there is no need for metal, let's GET RID OF METAL! During a recovery, there is always the possibility of line failure. If one occurs, metal becomes projectiles and can damage vehicles and injure people in them. The Groove Lead allows for a recovery completely metal-less. If we are connecting the winchline to a soft shackle, the hook becomes unnecessary.


      Any soft winch line up to 1/2" works with the Groove Lead. A simple Brummel splice allows the eye to slip easily into the groove. If damage to the line occurs during an extraction, a quick splice and you are back in business. No need to fiddle with metal when doing a trail repair.


      Does your line dangle out front? Are people pointing and laughing? The Groove Lead shuts down all those haters, tucking in the line and protecting it, when aggressive rubbing against hard surfaces occurs. Plus it just looks so sleek! No more snagging or smashing the line.


    From birth to finished product, the manufacturing process covers less than 150 miles.

    • Designed AND Machined in Idaho
    • 6061 Aircraft Aluminum
    • Type III Anodizing - Toughest available
    • Laser engraved


    Let's break it down, and while we are at it, ditch some useless metal hooks!

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    That's $100-$290 in savings!