How Many Different Ropes on Your Boat?

The last time you went boating, did you stop to realize how important the ropes you were using are?

There are several different uses for rope when you are out on a boat; we provide a variety of ropes to choose from to fit your applications.

What Rope Will You Use?
It is essential to have a strong rope when you anchor or dock your boat. Did you know that ropes have a break strength? A rope will list how many pounds when new that it can hold before it is likely to fail. It is recommended that you plan for using about 15% of the listed break strength in order to have a long-lasting and safe experience. When dropping an anchor to steady your boat, you will certainly want to keep this in mind. Not only will your ropes need to be strong enough to hold the anchor, you will also want to consider the pull of your vessel as it rocks along with the current. We offer the right rope for the job, including polyesters and supple twisted nylon products. Quality Nylon Rope is committed to meeting your needs with a wide selection of clearly described products.

When you go to dock your boat or watercraft, you will want to consider a couple of things when choosing an adequate dock line. The length of the rope is a factor; you will want to keep your boat fairly close to the dock and don’t want a lot of extra rope in your boat. You do, however, want a dock line long enough to adjust with the changing tides. It can also be helpful to use a dock line that floats to aid in visibility and ease of use. We offer several colorful, light-duty floating dock lines suitable for small craft ready for use with a sturdy stitched loop.

Another important boating accessory to consider is bungee cord. Quality Nylon Rope boating bungee is made in America with a marine-grade polyester cover in a variety of popular colors. The polyester jacket is important because it lasts longer in the sun thereby prolonging the life of the bungee cord. Bungee cord can be used to tie things down so they are not shifting around the boat or falling overboard. The stretch factor in our bungee helps to keep things securely in place.

These are just a few rope and bungee considerations as you head out to the water to enjoy your boat!

DIY Bungee Hooks – Make your own to length with first quality materials

We have been expanding our offering, and one area we are targeting is the do-it-yourselfers. With this in mind we have created a DIY bungee kit, which provides you with all the hardware and materials needed to create bungee hooks to the length you need. Additionally you will be using our high quality bungee made with all 1st quality latex rubber, and a durable polyester jacket for longer life.

While some customers may be familiar with the construction of a bungee cord, most people probably havn’t considered it. In order to educate our customer and help them properly construct their bungee cord’s with hooks, we have created a short DIY guide.

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As you can see, assembling these could not be more straight forward. You are also provided with over twice the hog rings required to assemble, meaning you can resize or remake the bungee hooks as you need.

DIY Projects – Bungee Storage Solutions

It’s always interesting looking around the web to see what creative things others are doing with rope and bungee.

Look at this imaginative storage unit someone put together with some lengths of bungee cord. Anyone with kids knows that there is no bucket big enough to contain their stuffed animals, so I feel that this bungee “cage” is a hilariously appropriate solution.  

Don’t feel you could build something like this from scratch? Maybe you could repurpose an old dresser or shelving unit. A few strips of wood, a drill, bungee cord, and a few screws are all that you would need to repurpose that old furniture into a similar storage solution.



Credit to: For the top image of the bungee zoo for the bottom image of the bungee shelf

What is Paracord?

Paracord, aka parachute cord or 550 cord, is used as a general purpose utility cord. It was originally used as the parachute line used during World War 2. Once in the field, Paratroopers found that their paracord could be re purposed for numerous applications. They would find ways to carry extra paracord with them due to how useful it was, be it as a bracelet or by replacing their shoelaces.

Nowadays paracord or 550 cord is sometimes used to reference a general utility cord, not necessarily having the above mentioned characteristics. A true 550 cord is a nylon sheath with a number (usually 7) of twisted nylon strands in the center, 550 lb break, and usually 5/32” in diameter. Rest assured our paracord is the real deal.

We will be occasionally revisiting the discussion on paracord and looking deeper into its various utility uses, as well as some craft projects you can take on to always have some handy. You will be amazed at how versatile such a small cord can be.

Non Stretch or Low Stretch Rope

Sometimes you need a rope that stretches very little, or not at all. In those cases, we have 2 options for you.

The first is our polyester rope which we have in sizes from 1/8″ up to 3/8″. We provide it in different colors in the smaller sizes.This rope will stretch very little.

The other option is our Kevlar® rope which has a polyester jacket. Since Kevlar breaks down faster than polyester when used outdoors, we have jacketed the Kevlar with polyester fibers to make it last longer. This rope is virtually no stretch and also very strong. We carry this rope in a 3/32″, a 1/4″ and 5/16″. We’ll be adding a 3/16″ size soon.

Either rope you choose will be shipped out to you within 3 days of the date of purchase. Normally we ship the next day or the day after, but we ask for 3 days since, well…stuff happens.







Polyester Rope and Cord

Polyester rope, which is still sometimes called by duPont’s trade name Dacron®, is a popular choice for many uses. Polyester fiber has excellent resistance to UV and also has high abrasion resistance. One thing that distinguishes polyester rope from the more popular nylon rope, is that polyester stretches very little during use. This makes it the perfect choice for guy lines, tents and any other time you need to have a line that stays  taut and and doesn’t stretch.

We know that black Dacron is very popular in a 3/16 size for use as guy lines and we have a product that fits the bill perfectly. It’s our black, 100 percent polyester cord in various lengths from 100 ft up to 3000 ft. As always, we have discounts on volume purchases starting at 2 each.



Cotton Rope

Cotton rope is still a popular all around rope, even with the rise in use of synthetic ropes such as nylon and polypropylene.

The 2 most popular sizes of cotton rope are 1/4″ and 3/8″, which we carry here at Quality Nylon Rope in various lengths.

One thing we need to caution you on is purchasing our cotton rope for use as toys for your pet or bird. Our cotton rope is a blend of cotton and polyester fibers and is not recommended for use with animals who may swallow any portion of the rope.

Our cotton rope is great for all other uses!


Rope on Clearance at Great Prices!

Quality Nylon Rope has a separate section just for clearance items.

For whatever reason either overstock, minor flaws, etc we have lots of rope and bungee at the lowest prices you’ll find anywhere for premium quality American made products.

Right now we have a 1/4″ Polyester Rope in a bluish grey color for only $22.00 for 250 ft! And of course, you pay no shipping charges.

We’ve also started selling rope by the pound. Yes, by the pound. If you aren’t particular about the size and type of the rope and bungee you get, this is the best value anywhere! Purchase 10 pounds of rope for ONLY $27.00. We call it our Box O’ Rope. Check it out here and you’ll see that 10 pounds of rope is A LOT of rope.

Whichever rope or bungee you choose, rest assured that each and every item is first quality.




Nylon Rope

Nylon Rope is the most popular synthetic rope in use today.

The reason is that nylon has a higher break than the other popular choices and it has excellent UV resistance which is why it’s widely used for outdoor applications including for boats, flagpoles, hauling, etc.

It also has very good abrasion resistance which make it a good choice for use where the jacket comes in contact with a hard surface. It should not be used for instances where you need a non stretch rope such as tents, trotline, etc.

Nylon rope is a great choice for almost any demanding use you can think of and Quality Nylon Rope offers all standard sizes of nylon rope including some red nylon and blue nylon.