really helpful replys thanks
haha i was thinking just the same, if i dangled the boat over a cliff and it weighs 1500kg then if i got a rope with a breaking strain of at least that i should be fine, !! some logic in there somewhere, and i was thinking that i doubt if ever 1500kg effort would be needed to put the boat up a slip even if it was gravel and quite steep, the 7.5 tonne ropes seem quite cheap so they should be fine and will probably look safer if you know what i mean
with the nose weight issue, if i keep the engine trimmed up (which it hopfully always is when pulling the boat out) then the rear cradle of the trailer touchs down first so we are fine there.
i am not sure i would ever need 50 m but maybe a 5 m, a 10m and a 20m might be the way to go so i have a rope for most occassions and slip lengths
also getting a thicker heavier duty cable will be of comfort when dragging along the ground over the crest of a slip
the mrs does not want another landy and wants to keep the saab so ropes look like the best option and a lot cheaper. she does not want me to get a cheap landy to replace the td5 for those odd occasions