Originally Posted by ScottRobinson
Last is good rope. Spectra?? Costs?
Spectra or Dyneema.
I have this one and it's been pretty great especially since it's about the cheapest Spectra rope w/ handle on the market (Regular pricing):
I really like the handle too. No signs of wear yet and it gives good grip.
It's only 70' with the handle but my boat is a 23' and has a pretty wide wake so that length hasn't been an issue. In fact I spend most of my time at 65'. If you have a really narrow wake you may need another 5' section or two to go with it.
A non-coated Spectra or Dyneema rope like this one won't slide through your hands as nicely when the boat is pulling away from you like a smooth coated rope will. It kind of burns you a bit so you have to manage that friction. They tend to be a bit more durable than a coated rope though and are cheaper.