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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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Lenexa, KS  |  800-492-6195

At TYTAN International, LLC, we provide top-of-the-line products in the agricultural field. Our rope and tape products are unmatched, and we ship from various locations, so your products always come to you fast. We offer duct tape, vinyl tape, masking tape, polyurethane tape, HVAC tape, packaging tape, barricade tape, caution tape, and specialty tape. We also carry a variety of tape dispensers for anything from light duty to heavy duty. Our rope products are just as vast, including nylon rope, shock cord, poultry cord, manila rope, flagpole rope, cotton rope and many more!

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TYTAN International, LLC $$$

Anacortes, WA  |  360-293-8488

Cortland® Cable is your ISO 9001:2000 certified, number one problem solver for ropes. We engineer and manufacture ropes, cables and strength members to meet your strictest requirements for marine, terrestrial and aerospace applications. We also design electrical and fiber optic cables and medical products. Our highly engineered solutions are tough enough and flexible enough for any job.

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Cortland Cable Company $$$

Niantic, CT  |  860-848-1113

JB Rope Supply has been a wholesale buyer and seller of rope for almost 30 years. We carry a full line of rope and cordage that is ready for immediate shipment. With our years of experience and knowledge, we have the opportunity to bring you exceptional quality at a competitive price. Our excellent customer service and product knowledge is what puts us above the rest. We hope to hear from you!

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JB Rope Supply $$$

Canal Winchester, OH  |  800-258-6574

Our goal is to make the highest quality rope. At Atwood Rope, we manufacture any rope a customer demands at an affordable price. Choices include: braided rope, cordage, cotton rope, elastic shock cord, Kevlar rope, nylon rope, & polypropylene rope. All rope is manufactured in the USA. Applications include military, safety & rescue, shipping, rappelling, boating, landscape, hunting & more.

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Atwood Rope MFG. $$$
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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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