Groove Fairlead [Hawse Style]

$199.99 USD $264.99

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Off-set Fairlead in production, shipping 8/29

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.   

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.


  • Standard 10" Bolt Mount Spacing
  • Overall Dimensions:
    • Standard & Comp Groove Fairleads: 13" x 3.32" x 1.38"
    • Off-Set Groove Fairlead :13" x 3.56" x 1.38"

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