Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
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I run a 100' Viking 3/8" line and prefer the safety hook.
I ran the 100' Viking 3/8" with the safety hook on a Powerplant on my LJ for five years with no fading or fraying issues. The hook was hooked to a recovery point mounted D ring, no issues. I would be concerned that pulling a steel D ring into an aluminum hawse fairlead would nick it, which will then cause fraying.
5/16" is strong enough when new, but the larger diameter can take more fraying and deterioration over time while still retaining sufficient strength.
BTW, if you need one, the 100' extension is great. Doesn't take up much room, is soft and coils well, loops at both ends make attaching it easy.