3 Strand Dock Lines
Why 3-Strand Nylon
3-Strand, or twisted, rope is ideal for dock lines, especially for those winter lines you don't have to handle frequently. Nylon rope is inherently elastic, but 3-strand nylon is almost 50% more elastic than its double-braided cousin. While not quite as strong as braided line, it's plenty strong to handle dock loads. 3-strand is also about half the price of braided line and is relatively abrasion and UV resistant but it gets stiff and rough on the hands. All these attributes make for great winter lines and you can keep your nice braided lines when you're on the move in the summer.
3-Strand Dock Lines from 48° North Marine
Our 3-strand dock lines are handmade in Bellingham, WA using high-quality nylon rope and they come in line diameters from 3/8" - 1". Frankly, it's difficult to compete with the commodity pricing found in smaller foreign made diameter lines, but we offer our handmade lines in small diameter 3-strand to ensure we have a complete offering. Our sweet spot, however, is larger, harder-to-find lines. We stock popular lengths in the various rope diameters and we offer made-to-order services in the larger diameters. We offer all lines with optional chafe sleeves for the line and/or spliced into the soft eye and we offer 3 soft eye sizes (12", 18" & 24") to handle large cleats. All lines are finished with heavy melt on the splice tails and the bitter end is melted and finished with whipping thread.