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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

    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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  • Joliet, IL

    We are the cordage and rope manufacturer to seek for nylon rope; polypropylene/polyester combination; polypropylene rope; sisal, manila and cotton rope; diamond, double and solid braided ropes; elastic shock cord; or cotton and synthetic twine. Phoenix can also cut, dye, splice and treat your order.

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  • New Bedford, MA

    R&W Rope is a family owned and operated distributor of rope and cordage since 1985. Our mission at R&W Rope is to make our customers happy; we do this by having the best value, quality, and service available. We have polyester, cotton, recycled plastic, synthetic manila, and nylon rope available. R&W Rope has ropes for marine, climbing, safety & rescue, towing, utility rope industries, and so much more. For more information about R&W Rope call us today!

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  • Ferndale, WA

    Samson Rope Technologies can supply you with braided rope, nylon rope, sash cord, safety and utility rope, fishing rope, marine rope and rope and cordage for general use. Not only do we provide specific solutions to our customers, but we also follow up with instructions for use and care of our products.

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  • Perrysburg, OH

    Knot & Rope Supply is the leading supplier for all types of rope and the tools to work with rope. We have rope for boating, forestry, climbing and more. From cotton and nylon rope to polypropylene rope, we have the rope you need. If you can’t find it on our website, we probably have it in our store.

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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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