Of course a winch was in order. T-Max let us try out one of its winches some months back, and we liked it so much that we decided we'd trust it to tow us through our journey where failing wasn't an option. We ordered up the EW-12500W Outback winch. It features a 6.6hp motor that will yank a single line pull of 12,500 pounds with 3/8-inch steel cable. These winches feature MOSFET technology in a water-resistant enclosure instead of solenoids and will give us a better chance of successful winching even with the front end under water.