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Often called “line” in the boating industry, boat rope serves many different purposes and comes in many different lengths, widths and materials. Any boat will need an assortment of these kinds of ropes. Read More…

Boat Rope Rope is an essential accessory to have aboard any marine vessel.
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Sellersville, PA  |  888-218-6366

Since our beginning in 1967, we have had experience designing, manufacturing and distributing the highest quality braided ropes and cords. Braided ropes and cordage are produced in all common fibers.

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CSR Incorporated $$$

Santa Ana, CA  |  888-860-7673

As a rope manufacturer, you can expect excellent braided ropes (double braid, single braid, solid braid), 8-plait, 12-strand, kernmantle, Kevlar® rope, polypropylene rope and nylon rope too. We also make rope from polyester, Spectra®, Technora® and Vectran®. Pelican Rope is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

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Pelican Rope Works $$$

Scottsboro, AL  |  800-358-7673

Twisted, double-braided in nylon or polyester, for climbing or pulling – whatever it is you need, Buccaneer Rope Company can make the difference. Since 1975, we’ve been designing, manufacturing & distributing quality rope products for the marine, industrial, electrical, arborist and government markets. If you need versatile, high-quality rope products for demanding applications, call us today!

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Buccaneer Rope Company $$$

Avenel, NJ  |  732-574-0700

Atlantic Cordage, family owned and operated for over fifty years, offers fast, convenient service with the experience you can trust. We have an extensive inventory of high quality ropes to serve a variety of industries and applications. We are confident we can meet your requirements and exceed your expectations. Visit us online for more detailed information or to request a quote.

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Atlantic Cordage Corporation $$$

Miami, FL  |  305-592-3750

Sunshine Cordage manufactures and distributes synthetic rope. Our product consists of stranded rope available in 3, 8, & 12; solid braided and double braided rope, mooring lines, specialty rope and twines available in polypropylene and polyester. We offer ropes in many materials such as nylon, polyethylene, and manila. Sunshine’s ropes serve many applications and industries including agriculture, marine, industrial, mining, fishing, military, and general purpose. Call us today.

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Sunshine Cordage $$$
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Boat rope is either made of natural or synthetic fibers. These fibers are twisted, braided or plaited into yarns and grouped together to form strands. These strands are then twisted, braided or plaited into rope. The way in which the rope is twisted determines its "lay." Rope can be right or left lay, and, depending on its intended use, it is usually either plain laid, plaited or double braided.

Plain laid line, also called three strand line, is made of three twisted strands. The strands can be twisted to the left or to the right, but they are most commonly twisted to the right. Braided line is usually formed by braiding three strands together. It comes in different construction types, such as hollow braided, stuffer braided, solid braided and double braided. The most common of these is double-braided, a braiding style that is usually constructed with nylon. In addition to nylon, materials used for boat rope include: polyester, dacron, polydacron, polypropylene and kevlar.

A well-stocked boat that is ready to sail safely needs many ropes. The boat will need at least six dock lines on hand (two bow, two stern and two spring). The length of these lines is determined by how and where a boater moors the boat. Anchor line, which most commonly comes in nylon and polypropylene, is an essential boat rope for any boat operator who does not wish to drift away without recourse. Another type of rope that is good to have around is general purpose rope, preferably polypropylene. Because it floats and usually comes in one or more bright colors like yellow, this type of rope is perfect for attaching to a life ring, inflatable boat or any other flotation device. It is also often used in water recreation, like waterskiing, tubing and wakeboarding. Other types of boat rope include: utility rope, mooring line, fender line, launch line, dock line and marine bungee cord.

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