Rope performance is determined by strength, stretch, wear resistance and handling flexibility characteristics. A premium three-strand rope should be flexible but firm - thereby maximizing resistance to wear, snagging, hockling and kinking. A premium rope construction should resist effort to open the lay of the rope - higher resistance as diameter increases. The strand of the rope should be developed with optimum balanced twist to create a firm round strand for maximum wear. The lay of the rope should be uniform and consistently smooth - otherwise the lay tension is out of balance and ultimate strength is affected. Finally, the rope should be heat set and stabilized to assist fiber, twist and lay tension formation to assure all the required characteristics are built into the rope for premium performance. This rope is an excellent choice for chain/rope windlasses. Sold in 200' and 300' lengths only.