Size, material etc. What is the best rope to use when docking my boat? Lol not my boat in the pic. Just hilarious and HOW!?!?
Lol that is a hilarious image, and im glad thats not your boat! Nylon rope is the most sun and water reistent meaning that it will last the longest. It also provides superior strength to weight ratio and gives a little stretch as to not damage connection points on your boat under severe weather. Size is going to depend on the size of your boat. I believe the standard to go off of is 1/8" per 8 feet of boat.
@shipsandgiggles Any marine store is going to carry spools of it made specific for being used as dock line. Many of them will even be pre-spliced with a loop for ease of use. Size doesn't matter too much if it's just for docking in normal conditions but 5/8's inch nylon dock line is pretty standard.
You were right. We went into west marine last weekend and they helped us select the perfect line. 1/2" is what they recommended for my Hunter 336
The best rope to tie a boat to a dock is the one that isn't going to break.
You gotta wonder how someone could get a boat in that position by accident…
The best dock line material is nylon—it’s strong, UV and rot resistant plus it stretches enough to reduce shock loading.
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