Trailer winch dilemma

 Sandy took the family out on the water today and on return the boat onto the trailer the cable snapped.

Dilemma is which way do I go . Stick with the wire cable or go with the strap type or the nylon rope type. 

Which way should I go , pros and cons of each would be appreciated and which one do you have

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Dyneema

Sun, 2021-04-04 17:56

Bulletproof and easy to use. Should set you back no more than $50. Will last a lifetime, if it's good enough for round the world racing yachts then it's good enough for your Swifty. 

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Dyneema or Spectra double

Sun, 2021-04-04 18:32

Dyneema or Spectra double braid...it's cheaper and has a protective cover on it.

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Dyneema

Sun, 2021-04-04 20:06

 Never had one fail

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 Cheers guys . Where in would

Sun, 2021-04-04 20:57

 Cheers guys . Where in would be the best place to get it near mandura

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BCF

Sun, 2021-04-04 22:19

 I reckon BCF would be able to sort u out

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TRY

Mon, 2021-04-05 09:39

https://www.bcf.com.au/p/atlantic-snap-hook-rope-7.5m-x-7mm/363470.html?cgid=BCF0130#start=27

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 Had blue UHMWPE winch rope

Mon, 2021-04-05 13:13

 Had blue UHMWPE winch rope on my last boat.Was great did get caught in the gears a couple of times when not concentrating.Had webbing strap for 15 years on current boat works fantastic would be nice if it had a snap hook

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 Go dyneema. The belt type

Mon, 2021-04-05 15:52

 Go dyneema. The belt type folds over on itself constantly had it on my last boat real pita but was still better than old school wire cable 

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 Looks like dyneema is the

Mon, 2021-04-05 20:35

 Looks like dyneema is the pick of the bunch. Have placed an order . 

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