I need about 150 feet to make it across and a little more when I head for the sharp point of the tear drop end of my pond. So you coil it up? Do you wrap it around something? The reason I ask is because I have already spent too much time trying to un knot the dang thing. I have driven stakes in the ground and just drop a loop of the rope over it and start pulling, seems to work better if you make a big loop and then come back close to where the rope is anchored and pull into a smaller area instead of pulling a longer length along more shore line...Does that makes sense?