This is a suggestion, not a rating. One of the problems with this and all ropes of kernmantel construction is the separation of the outer sheath from the inner core after cutting. After watching people at West Marine cutting similar rope, I experimented with using a soldering iron, both to cut and to seal the ends produced by the cut. Don't be in a hurry. Let the hot iron sink through the rope, then follow up by melting the tips of inner and outer portions so they're one piece at each end.