I have a synthetic rope on my winch and I think they are great. Last year I bought a shorter one that is thicker in diameter called my plow rope for plowing snow. The problem is that the rope is too thick to go in the hole on my winch. I cut it down length wise about an inch and tightly wrapped in with electical tape and was able to get it secured in the hole but it always keeps working its way out while I am plowing. Then with the snow and all and the short amount of rope cause the rope to slip on my winch and sometimes the plow doesn't go up. My most recent temporary fix is to spool it mainly on top of itself but that fix doesn't last long. Any suggestions?