Dock Lines & Related Products
Our dock lines are handmade in Bellingham, WA from high-quality 3-strand and double braid nylon rope. 48 North's dock lines come in several rope sizes from 3/8" to 1" and in lengths from 10' - 100'+. You can choose from our pre-made, stocked lines (we make these in the off-season) for quick shipping, or you can choose our made-to-order option to customize your lines. These ship in 4 - 5 business days depending on the time of the year. We have a variety of trim colors (whipping twine) and offer optional chafe sleeves for the line and/or spliced into the soft eye. 3-strand are very popular for winter lines given their elasticity, durability and cost.
Double braid lines in the smaller sizes are a commodity item and we cannot compete with foreign-made lines, so we don't carry them. However, if you're looking for 5/8", 3/4", 7/8" or 1" double braid nylon lines, we offer made-to-order lines in Samson's Super Strong double braid nylon. Trim colors and optional chafe sleeves are available. The turnaround time for these lines is typically 4 - 5 business days. Double braid lines are popular for transient use during the boating season due to their supple hand and ease of cleating. We lock stitch the soft eye on these lines with white #7 sailmaker's thread for strength.