I run a 1" sling from front d ring inside raft through the gap between SB floor and up the front of raft. Lifts the front nicely onto trailer roller. Will at Ark Welding talked me into the 2500# winch from Murdochs. It's a beast hauled my 16' RiverCat out on about a 40 degree ramp fully loaded! Go see Will if you need trailer welding he's the best.
No amount of money is worth your free time!