I'll second the StrongArm. Eastern runs specials on them now / then. Be sure to double line and grease pulley well.
Most guys have given up on the newer PowerWinch. Last one I bought broke three seperate gears plus the main shaft. I had two old ones I could cannibalize for parts.
Seen more heavy boat owners using the open drum winchs designed for 4 x 4 trucks. These work well but open drum worries me.
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip