Why tie a knot? Just weave a new eye. Weakest point af any cable or rope is a knot. If you do find yourself needing to tie a knot, at least use a Figure of 8 or better. A bowline us a good knot but ut gets hot during use from friction and under a load will just break
ETA: meant weave a new eye in cable.
Personally I like synthetic, but maintenance us defitiely required.
CHEDBALLZ South Central LA Member since Dec 2009 10362 posts
re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?Posted by CHEDBALLZ on 6/25/14 at 8:05 am to eng08
quote: 've blown up lots of synthetic lines under heavy loads and almost lost a finger once.
You need a bigger line.
Il say this about spectra rope.
I seen a pictures of a boat trailer and truck that was launched. My buddy unhooked and someone else at the launch pulled it out with 3/8 spectra. It's extremly strong. If you going to be pulling a bigger load than that I feel for you.