Boat Ropes & Dock Lines at DefenderNot all ropes are created equal and something you tie your dog to the bike rack outside a coffeehouse with is not suitable for your boat.
While serious boating enthusiasts know that ropes are called lines, even recreational boaters understand the importance of having quality ropes, lines and rigging in place for their boat.
The last thing any captain wants to be is stuck on the water without the right tools and being short on dock lines and rigging supplies is at the top of that list.
At Defender we know how the art of sailing has continued into the present day, and though sailing uses the same principles as ancient schooners and clippers, the technology has evolved over the decades providing the cutting edge of windpower technology to assist you on your voyage.
From anchor and dock lines to competition sailing lines, selecting the right rigging and lines for your sailboat is as challenging as mastering the elements and riding high on the sea, but Defender offers everything you need to hoist your sail and tack into the wind for your next adventure.
Learning how to navigate the ins and outs of rigging is half the battle.
With so many manufacturers and types of rigging to choose from, we have constructed this cheat sheet to help you decide.
Modern Rigging Supplies at DefenderPolyester and synthetic kernmantle construction has replaced hemp and organic rope with staggering results when it comes to lighter relative weight, increased durability, water resistance, and a better "hand" or feel when needed for extensive handling.
Thicker ropes typically carry more load but sacrifice flexibility and ease of hand.
Lines are made of blended materials, and advanced synthetics for incredible strength, flexibility, and elimination of kinks.
Here are the most common rigging materials: