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    How many of you use this stuff? I just bought some for our machines and am really impressed with it so far, though I haven't had a real chance to use it yet.

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    I changed my winch over to it at the start of the season and have been extremely pleased with it. It's incredibly easy to freespool off the winch, and never kinks.

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    I would never use cable again.
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    I sure hope Snowwolfe's right. I just bought 25 feet from B&J's on his recommendation for my boat trailer as well. It's rated for nearly 10,000 lbs. It did appear to cut into the new winch drum, but maybe after a couple three recoveries next year, the rope will firm up on the spool.

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    Oh sure, blame me if you dont like it! LOL. It does need to be wrapped on tight. When you launch your boat next spring for the first time try winching the boat back on the trailer as much as possible. Once the underlayers are tight the rop layers will not sink into them.
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    I was skeptical at first, and dissappointed after the first time I used it, but after 2 years of use I am sold. It's much easier to handle and safer under high tension.

    Where'd you pick up the rope? I can't find anyone that has a 50ft section in stock with the aluminum plated looped end.

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    On winches under 15000 lb I'll never go back to steel for all the reasons listed above!
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    I found a guy in the lower 48 that has a business making the rope. I ordered 5 pieces and they cost me $45 shipped each. Thats the best price I have found on the net and you can't even touch that price in town.

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    Does anyone know how well this stuff holds up in extreme cold temperatures, such as we get in the interior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkHunter45 View Post
    I found a guy in the lower 48 that has a business making the rope. I ordered 5 pieces and they cost me $45 shipped each. Thats the best price I have found on the net and you can't even touch that price in town.
    John, thanks for this thread.

    I was thinking about asking the same thing. Could you PM me the details for this guy's business, I'm going to order a couple of sections--tired of slicing my hands on that nasty cable!
    Do I need a new nonroller fairlead?

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    It is recommneded that you use a new fairlead and preferably a Hawse fairlead but a roller type will work just fine. To get the discount on the rope I had to order 5 and he shipped it USPS priority mail. Sent you a pm Frank.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Either of you want to share that info?
    Thanks

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    I bought mine off EBAY, It goes for about $50 for 50 feet for the atv winches. I believe it is rated for 4,000 pounds. It even comes in different colors if that rocks your boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKGUPPY View Post
    Link came up blank.

    Updated link...
    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/searc...ynthetic+winch
    3/16" and 1/4" have same load rating....

    How are the ends holding up for you guys using it?? Are you able to just put a hook on one end instead of doing the shackle thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Where'd you pick up the rope? I can't find anyone that has a 50ft section in stock with the aluminum plated looped end.
    I have got several from http://www.winchline.com/ Fast shipping and decent prices.

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    Default Snythetic Rope

    Just ran across this site: http://www.amsteelblue.com/index.cfm. $48.00 and $16.00 shipping to ANC for 50 ft.
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    Winchline.com is $45 and $12 shipping. Be sure to get the 3/16" as the 1/4" that both places offer will not fit on a standard drum. I got the 1/4" the first time and only about 40' or so would fit. I then ordered the 3/16" and it fits fine. I use the 1/4" for a extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Link came up blank.

    Updated link...
    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/searc...ynthetic+winch
    3/16" and 1/4" have same load rating....



    How are the ends holding up for you guys using it?? Are you able to just put a hook on one end instead of doing the shackle thing?
    Thanks for the fix. Link works for me, but must be because I made it on my computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crumm View Post
    Winchline.com is $45 and $12 shipping. Be sure to get the 3/16" as the 1/4" that both places offer will not fit on a standard drum. I got the 1/4" the first time and only about 40' or so would fit. I then ordered the 3/16" and it fits fine. I use the 1/4" for a extension.
    Thanks for the tip, I was gonna order the 1/4".

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