Motorguide 67 lb thrust with the Gator mount. Cord broke at Amistad over the weekend. I bought 1/4" vinyl coated wire, but could not get it to make the first bend in the mount. Should I get 1/8" instead? Also, how do you attach the cord to the pull tab in the mount, and also to the handle? The 1/4" was to thick to tie a knot.