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Dock Rope Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of dock rope manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top dock rope manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find dock rope companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture dock ropes to your company’s specifications. Then contact the dock rope companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product news articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of boat rope, winch rope, nylon cord, or customized dock rope of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • 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. With fibers such as cotton, nylon and polypropylene and hi-tech fibers such as Kevlar®, CSR, a rope manufacturer, is sure to get you the rope you need, in various constructions and finishes.

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  • Pawtucket, RI 800-519-4878

    Among the top suppliers of ropes in New England, Quality Nylon Ropes can supply you with the best rope for your specific application. Included in our product line is Spectra®, Kevlar® and other types of ropes and cords. We're proud to carry on the long tradition in New England of superior quality textile manufacturing. For over 20 years we've supplied customers with our high quality ropes.

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  • Blue Island, IL 708-377-1084

    With over 25 years in rope & cordage manufacturing, Erin Rope offers great prices & the highest level of service & expertise. Nylon & poly ropes include 3 strand rope, elastic shock cord (bungee cord), all kinds of braided rope, 12 strand rope, pulling rope, etc. Plus, custom cutting & custom length reels.

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  • Yarmouth, NS 800-565-4212

    Since 1992, we have created quality ropes that our customers can rely on. We believe in creating quality products that will uphold the safety needs of your company as well as meet or exceed your every demand. We believe in building relationships with our customers that last a lifetime. You can learn more about us or our products by contacting our offices today!

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  • Woonsocket, RI 401-762-5500

    American Cord & Webbing (ACW) began in 1917 and continues to produce products that raise performance standards. ACW is a Manufacturer and Distributor of Webbing, Elastic and Non-Elastic Cord(s), Plastic and Metal Hardware as well as Webbing and ropes. We serve military, medical, apparel, marine, tent and a number of other industries. Do not hesitate to visit our website today!

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Dock Rope

Dock rope is rope primarily used to secure a marine vehicle, such as a sailboat, to a dock. Often called dock line, dock rope is essential to the proper outfit of any boat. In addition to tying the boat to the dock, dock rope is also good for knot tying, splicing, tying to an anchor to prevent drift and tying protective fenders to a boat when moored.

When choosing dock rope, there are many variables to consider, such as braiding, width, length and chafe protection. A well-outfitted boat will have at least six dock ropes. Their length will depend upon how and where an owner docks his or her vessel. Dock rope is either made of natural or synthetic fibers. These fibers are twisted, plaited or braided into yarns and grouped together to form strands, which are then twisted, plaited or braided together to form rope.

Natural dock rope is made of the organic product of plant fiber. The most common materials used for this purpose are manila, sisal, hemp and cotton. Manila, the strongest, most expensive and most widely used of these materials, is made from the fibers of the abaca plant. Natural dock rope is strong, though not as strong as synthetic rope, resistant to UV ray damage and abrasive surfaces. However, it does not hold up well against the threat of rot, mildew and deterioration, and it has comparably poor chemical resistance. For these reasons, synthetic rope is more commonly used for dock rope. Synthetic dock rope is constructed using man-made materials. The main types of rope used aboard boats are nylon, dacron, polyethylene and polypropylene. Out of these four, nylon is the most widely used, valued for its superior strength, elasticity, resistance to weather and relative affordability. Polypropylene is well-known, recognized as the bright yellow cord commonly used to tow skiers, tubers and boarders. It is not as popular for docking, however, as it is has a short lifespan and degrades easily in the sun. The general advantages of synthetic rope are: strength, moisture related deterioration resistance, UV ray and weathering damage resistance and elasticity. Its disadvantages include susceptibility to chafing and a slickness that make it difficult to knot.

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