We ordered the winch with winch rope, but when it showed up it had steel cable because Mile Marker has discontinued the rope. So, we turned to Viking Offroad for 100 feet of replacement 3⁄8-inch rope. Made from Dyneema SK-75 in the USA, it is lighter, easier to handle, and this new line boasts a 30-percent strength increase over steel. It will also float on water and is UV stabilized, unlike some other winch ropes. We opted for a thimble over a hook because we like D-rings, and the aluminum hawse fairlead saves us 24 pounds over steel cable and roller fairlead.