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Marine Rope

A reliable source for Marine Rope information and leading Marine Rope Companies & Manufacturers.

Rope is a cord of strands consisting of spun fiber threads that are twisted or braided together. Marine ropes must be able to resist the near constant wear and weathering inherent in barge transport, boating, sailing and yachting environments. Read More…

Marine Rope Marine rope is a generalization referring to all cordage, lines and strings used in industrial maritime settings or for nautical purposes.
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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 $$$

Miami, FL  |  305-636-3000

Miami Cordage and its Florida Wire & Rigging Works division is a renowned rope manufacturer and rope distributor of industrial and marine rope, wire, chain, fittings & related products. Our various colors, configurations & strengths of rope, anchor line, dockline, twine and cord come in Amsteel, nylon (3 &12 strand, double braid), Polypropylene (hollow braid, 3-strand twisted), polyester, etc.

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Miami Cordage $$$

Boca Raton, FL  |  561-347-7247

With a truly diverse inventory, Consolidated Cordage carries rope supplies to meet military, defense, commercial, safety & electrical applications with top-of-the-line performance & highly competitive prices. Nylon rope, kevlar rope, cotton rope, braided rope, bungee cords, fiberglass cords & shock cords are only the beginning!

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Consolidated Cordage Corporation, Inc. $$$

Waterford, PA  |  814-323-7495

At USA Rope, our goal is to serve customers with the best quality product along with the most responsive service in your industry. We offer custom bulk dyneema rope, spectra rope, winch line systems, and more. All products are made with the latest technology and made in the USA to ensure consistency and longevity within our bulk manufacturing. To learn more about our services, contact USA rope today!

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USA Rope & Recovery $$$

Montreal, QC  |  800-305-2673

You have found your solution for ropes and netting. Barry Cordage is a world class leader in solving complex rope and net requirements by adapting our complete product line to your needs. Extended variety of ropes includes Dyneema and Spectra rope (helicopter long lines), nylon and polyester rope, natural fiber rope like cotton, manila and hemp. Try our specialized rope systems and splices today!

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Barry Cordage Ltd. $$$
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Military, shipping, fishing transport and travel industries all have marine elements. Additionally, domestic boating and sailing require marine ropes in a number of applications. This diversity necessitates a variety of marine rope products of varying strengths and with multiple purposes. Common applications including netting, anchor, bow, stern and spring lines, tow ropes, barge couplers, rope ladders, buoy mooring as well as winch and pulley lines. Several of these products are needed only in specific contexts, commercial fishing for example, but nearly every vessel needs at least one bow, stern and spring line when docked.

Synthetic materials such as nylon, polypropylene, polyester, amsteel, dyneema and polysteel as well as natural fibers like manila and sisal are used in the manufacturing of marine ropes. Selection is dependent upon the task at hand and its relation to the specific properties of a given material. Polypropylene rope, for example, is used because it floats in water, and sisal rope is used because it holds knots extremely well. No matter the specifics, the ability to withstand submersion in water and saltwater is essential to the success of any marine rope material.

Marine ropes begin fabrication the same as all other ropes. To begin with, either natural fibers are harvested or synthetic fibers are chemically and mechanically produced. These materials are then spun into yarn or thread. Varying quantities of these threads are twisted or braided together to form rope. The number of threads is often directly related to firmness and tensile strength, which should be considered carefully in marine settings. The number of strands, commonly referred to as the ply, is also one manner of determining the grade of a given product. Standard plies range from one to eight. Because marine ropes vary in configuration and composition, many consumers choose to select ropes based on the diameter of the cord rather than the ply.

Treatments such as copper napthenate, tar, urethane or tallow may be added to minimize loss of strength due to fungi, mildew and rot in addition to adding protection against chemical corrosion and chaffing in high stress situations. While natural fiber ropes are inherently resistant to water and sunlight, synthetic fibers may require additional waterproofing and UV protection. The available treatments can provide this feature and prolong the working life of the marine rope product. While treatment is important, further considerations include strength lifts, abrasion resistance, flexibility, lay and cord size. Rope suppliers may provide insight into the rope requirements for a specific marine task.

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