Softlines Mooring Lines

Spring commissioning is a great time to take a close look at mooring lines – is an upgrade or replacement in order? After handling mooring lines all last summer, we quickly became fans of softer polypropylene ropes, especially those from Softlines. These are the ultimate in softness in the hand and are super flexible, even in the cold. Like all poly lines, they float and so are less of a danger of fouling props or running gear. We also like how Softlines provide eye-splices through strongly stitched nylon webbing. Tests show the line will fail before the web attachments do.

Available in common sizes of 3/8, ½, and 5/8-inch, Softlines come in a wide variety of colours, and can be ordered in custom shades. Common eye-spliced docklines come in five-foot increments from 10 to 35 feet. Prices start at about $14 for 10 feet of 3/8” line.

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