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CUSTOM BOAT LINES (anchor lines, anchor rode / windlass applications, dock lines, mooring pendants, mooring bridles, houseboat lines)


The Best Custom Boat Lines, Custom Colored Ropes, & Special Assemblies made to Your Specifications

The Custom Made-to-Order Mooring Line and Special Assembly Experts We are committed to outfitting your vessel (pleasure marine to houseboat to motor yacht) to your exact needs and specifications. We manufacture the Best Quality Custom Colored Dock Lines, Custom Colored Anchor Lines, Custom Anchor Rode Assemblies, Custom Mooring Pendants, Custom Mooring Bridles, Custom Houseboat Lines, and Special Assemblies on the market. We also have the largest selection of stainless steel and galvanized hardware available. Our Custom Colored Boat Lines match you vessel's color scheme. Specify a Complete set of Premium Quality Mooring Lines for any boat. We have everything you need to include custom color double braid nylon rope, custom color double braid polyester rope, stainless steel or galvanized marine hardware, anchor chain, mooring buoys, rope floats, and boat fenders. We specialize in Double Braided Nylon Mooring Lines for shock absorption, strength, and longevity. In addition to double braid rope construction we also provide 3-Strand Nylon, 8-Strand Plaited Nylon, and 12-Strand Plaited Nylon.

Rope Selection Guide - We do have additional rope fiber materials (other than nylon) available to include polyester, dyneema, manila, polypropylene, and blended rope fibers. For additional information on Rope Fiber Materials [Continue to ROPE SELECTION GUIDE webpage]

Rope Strength Guide - For a Table of Rope Diameters and Tensile Strengths for different Rope Construction Types [Continue to ROPE STRENGTH GUIDE webpage]

We custom assemble windlass anchor rode assemblies using heat-set 3-strand twisted nylon rope or 8-strand plaited nylon rope. We carry a selection of ACCO, Suncor, and Oversea G4 High Test and BBB windlass grade anchor chain in galvanized or stainless steel. We also carry standard grade pleasure marine anchor chain. Houseboat services include Custom Colored Houseboat Lines that match your color scheme, size, and strength specifications. Do you need Custom Colored Houseboat Anchor Lines, Custom Colored Houseboat Dock Lines, and a Custom Tow Line for your power boat, which will hold up to the toughest weather conditions, but still look great doing it? Give us a call.

All our rope assemblies are made in the USA to include Custom Colored Boat Lines, Custom Colored Mooring Lines, Custom Colored Anchor Lines, Custom Anchor Rode Assemblies, Custom Colored Dock Lines, Custom Mooring Pendants, Custom Mooring Bridles, and Custom Colored Houseboat Lines.

CUSTOM BOAT LINES hand splices rope
CUSTOM BOAT LINES splicd white line
CUSTOM BOAT LINES splicing black line

All our mooring lines are custom made-to-order to your specifications by expert craftsmen and splicers

Solid Rope Colors
Please continue to our ROPE COLORS webpage to consider the available rope col- ors and read the applicable restrictions. If not otherwise specified, Solid Black or White is typically the default rope color. [Continue to ROPE COLORS webpage]

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Rope Colors

Custom Color Combinations
We offer 5 customizable rope patterns on the double braid rope machines. Please continue to our DENVER ROPE MIXER webpage to design your double braid custom color combination and read the applicable restrictions. [Continue to DENVER ROPE MIXER webpage]

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Anchor Lines Custom Color Combinations

Fenders and Buoys — Denver Rope is a distributor for both Polyform and Jim-Buoy and therefore offer a wide selection of fenders and buoys in multiple shapes, sizes, and colors in order to protect your boat from banging against the dock when the boat is moored in a slip. We also carrying mooring buoys for just that purpose (mooring applications). Need your mooring line to float, consider an in-line rope float. We can also set in place rope floats for tow lines and mooring pendant applications. [Continue to BUOYS, FENDERS, FENDER LINES, & ROPE FLOATS webpage]

Large Fenders and Fender Accessories — Denver Rope is a distributor of Megafend Mooring Products and carries their lightweight, high performance, welded, inflatable fenders to include EDW-PVC Welded Fender Standard Series of fenders & EDW-P Welded Fender Ultimate Polyurethane Series of fenders. The EDW-PVC Standard Series of fenders is for most Pleasure Marine Applications and the EDW-P Ultimate Series of fenders is for Commercial Grade Marine Applications. We also carry their Fender Covers, Fender Hooks, and Fluffy Chafe Gear. [Continue to LARGE FENDERS & FENDER ACCESSORIES webpage]

Fender Lines / Fender Whips — Denver Rope custom assembles fender lines / fender whips for your fenders and buoys, which are made-to-order per the customer’s specifications. Our fender lines / whips come standard with whipped and sewn bitters ends (each end), but we can splice soft or hard eyes and or provide hardware as required by the customer. The fender lines can be directly spliced to the eyelet of the fender or buoy. [Continue to BUOYS, FENDERS, FENDER LINES, & ROPE FLOATS webpage]

Whipping Twine
Double Braid Lines are whipped with waxed seine twine at the eye splice throat and bitter end. The splicer will choose the closet whipping twine color match for your lines unless otherwise specified. Consider to select a different whipping twine color for each set of lines. Lines other than double braid construction may be whipped for an additional charge. [Continue to WHIPPING TWINE webbage]

General Marine Hardware — For information on General Marine Hardware and subsequent detailed webpages to include, Anchors, Anchor Chain, Galvanized Hardware, Stainless Steel Hardware, and Security Hardware:

[Continue to GENERAL MARINE HARDWARE webpage]

[Continue to ANCHORS webpage]

[Continue to ANCHOR CHAIN webpage]

[Continue to GALVANIZED HARDWARE—MAIN PAGE webpage. Scroll to the bottom of this webpage for additional hardware specific links]

[Continue to STAINLESS STEEL HARDWARE—MAIN PAGE webpage. Scroll to the bottom of this webpage for additional hardware specific links]

[Continue to SECURITY HARDWARE—MAIN PAGE webpage]


Dock Lines & Dock Line Style Mooring Lines

CUSTOM BOAT LINES custom colored dock lines

Assortment of Custom Colored Dock Lines

CUSTOM BOAT LINEScustom dock lines

3/4” Custom Colored Dock Line provided with a nylon cordura covered eye splice. Chafe Guard / Covered Eyes are a must for long term mooring applications. Is you boat moored in a slip and subject to long term chafing? Then cover the those eyes.

Dock Line Construction Diagram CUSTOM BOAT LINES custom dock line eye splice
Measurements
Please consider the sketch of a dock line or any mooring line pulled taught as to measure the overall length (OAL) of the line Secondly, consider the sketch of the eye splice pulled taught as to measure the length / size of the closed loop “L”. The eye splice size / length is measured this way as to equal the one way length measured from the splice to the tip / far end / crease.
The total length of rope required to make the eye splice would be 2 x L + bury of the splice, where the bury is often equal to 18 x the diameter of the line. The amount of chafe guard to cover the eye splice would be 2 x L.
Dock Line Selection Process
1. Choose Rope Diameter
2. Choose Rope Length
3. Choose Rope Color / Combination
4. Choose Loop / Eye Splice Size (9”, 12”, 18”, 24”, etc). Measure your cleats (perform test t) to determine what loop / eye size will work best to secure your boat. We assume the other end of the dock line is bitter.
5. Choose Optional Black Nylon Cordura Chafe Guard “Covered Eye”. Additional locations upon request (i.e. chock protection). Chafe Guard is strongly recommended for Long Term Mooring applications.
6. Choose Quantity of Dock Lines
7. Repeat Selection Process for each type of Dock Line (bow, stern, spring, mooring lines, houseboat shore lines, etc)

Note: All lines are custom made-to-order and further customization can be specified (i.e. double ended lines). Double Braided Lines are whipped and sewn at the throat of the splice and at the bitter end.

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Anchor LinesDock Lines and Dock Line Style Mooring Lines - Denver Rope custom assembles Dock Lines & Mooring Lines made from rope on our own braiding machines and then using our own professional rope splicers. We offer the following types of Dock Lines: Double Braid Nylon Dock Lines, 3-Strand Nylon Dock Lines, and 12-Strand Nylon Dock Lines, where Double Braid Nylon Dock Lines are by far the most popular rope construction we sell. Multiple Solid Colors and Patterns are available. Our Dock Lines are Custom Made-to-Order. [Continue to DOCK LINE webpage]


Anchor Lines & Anchor Line Style Mooring Lines

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Anchor Lines

2 Custom Colored 3/4” x 150ft double braid nylon Anchor Lines for a Houseboat. All our double braid nylon splices are hand sewn and then whipped for extra holding power. The bitter ends are melted clean and also whipped.

CUSTOM BOAT LINES bow shackle

Use a Bow Shackle to connect to your anchor / anchor chain / and or mooring system

Anchor Line Assembly Diagram

CUSTOM BOAT LINES anchor line assembly


Anchor Line Selection Process
1. Choose Rope Diameter
2. Choose Rope Length
3. Choose Rope Color / Combination
4. Our anchor lines come standard with a stainless steel thimble splice on one end (or galvanized if prefer). The thimble can be further specified as heavy duty (stainless steel or galvanized). We assume the other end of the anchor line is bitter.
5. Choose an optional stainless steel (or galvanized if prefer) Bow Shackle, Anchor Shackle, or Anchor Swivel.
6. Choose optional anchor chain (proof coil or windlass grade (G4 HT or BBB) & in stainless steel or galvanized)
7. Repeat Selection Process for each Anchor Line

Note: All lines are custom made-to-order and further customization can be specified (i.e. double ended lines). Double Braided Lines are whipped and sewn at the throat of the splice and at the bitter end.

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Anchor Lines Anchor Lines and Anchor Line Style Mooring Lines - Denver Rope custom assembles Anchor Lines & Mooring Lines made from rope on our own braiding machines and then using our own professional rope splicers. We offer the following types of Anchor Lines: Double Braid Nylon Anchor Lines, 3-Strand Nylon Anchor Lines, 3-Strand Heat-Set Nylon Anchor Lines, 8-Strand Plaited Nylon Anchor Lines, and 12 -Strand Plaited Nylon Anchor Lines, where Double Braid Nylon Anchor Lines are by far the most popular rope construction we sell. Our Anchor Lines are Custom Made-to-Order. [Continue to ANCHOR LINE webpage]


Anchor Rode & Windlass Applications

CUSTOM BOAT LINES A Rope-to-Chain Splice.  Verify with the windlass MFR to verify both the rope and chain specifications

A Rope-to-Chain Splice. Verify with the windlass MFR to verify both the rope and chain specifications



Anchor Rode Assembly Diagram CUSTOM BOAT LINES Anchor Rode Diagram


Anchor Chain, Rode Chain, Windlass Chain Selection Guide
We provide Windlass Grade 3-Strand Nylon Rope as Standard or Optional 8-Plait Nylon Rope for All Windlass Applications. Rope-to-Chain Splices - Our Specialty.

1. Choose Anchor Chain / Rode Chain Diameter based on the desired Working Load & Scope Ratio. Consult your Windlass Manufacturer’s Instructions.
2. Choose Anchor Chain / Rode Chain Length based on your application. Consult your Windlass Manufacturer’s Instructions.
3. Choose economical Proof Coil Anchor Chain or better Windlass Anchor Chain available in BBB or the best & strongest G4 High Test.
4. Choose Galvanized Anchor Chain from ACCO or Stainless Steel Anchor Chain from Suncor Stainless
5. Choose applicable Marine Hardware (anchor shackles) available in Galvanized or Stainless Steel

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Anchor LinesAnchor Rode Assemblies for Windlass Applications - Denver Rope custom assembles Anchor Rode Assemblies for Windlass Applications made from rope on our own braiding machines and then using our own professional rope splicers. We offer the following types of Anchor Rode Lines: 3-Strand Nylon Anchor Rode Lines, 3-Strand Heat-Set Nylon Anchor Rode Lines, 8-Strand Plaited Nylon Anchor Rode Lines, and 12-Strand Plaited Nylon Anchor Rode Lines, where the rope is directly spliced to the anchor chain. Our Anchor Rode Assemblies are Custom Made-to-Order. [Continue to ANCHOR RODE / WINDLASS CHAIN webpage]


Mooring Pendants, Mooring Bridles, Anchor Chain Snubber Bridles, and Anchor Chain Snubber Pendants

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Custom 3/4” x 15ft black double braid nylon moor-ing line or mooring pendant.  The 1/2” stainless steel shackle connects to the mooring buoy while the quick release snap shackle connects to the boat’s bow eye.  Customers can specify any number of rope floats to keep the rope from sinking.

Custom 3/4” x 15ft black double braid nylon moor-ing line or mooring pendant. The 1/2” stainless steel shackle connects to the mooring buoy while the quick release snap shackle connects to the boat’s bow eye. Customers can specify any number of rope floats to keep the rope from sinking.

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Stainless Steel Swivel Eye Hooks connected to bow shackles which allow for flexibility of line usage.  Switch between Mooring Line, Mooring Pendant, Tow Line, and Anchor Line applications.  The hook can be spliced direct to the thimble for increased reliability.

Stainless Steel Swivel Eye Hooks connected to bow shackles which allow for flexibility of line usage. Switch between Mooring Line, Mooring Pendant, Tow Line, and Anchor Line applications. The hook can be spliced direct to the thimble for increased reliability.



Mooring Pendant Diagram

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Mooring Pendant Diagram


CUSTOM BOAT LINES Anchor LinesMooring Pendants, Mooring Bridles, Anchor Chain Snubber Bridles, and Anchor Chain Snubber Pendants - Denver Rope custom assembles Mooring Pendants, Mooring Bridles, Anchor Chain Snubber Bridles, and Anchor Chain Snubber Pendants to the customer’s specifications. Mooring Pendants are made from rope on our own braiding machines and then assembled using our own professional rope splicers. For additional information and design diagrams regarding Mooring Pendants, Mooring Bridles, Anchor Chain Snubber Bridles, and Anchor Chain Snubber Pendants please [Continue to Mooring Pendants, Mooring Bridles, Anchor Chain Snubber Bridles, and Anchor Chain Snubber Pendants webpage]


Houseboat Lines to include Dock Lines, Anchor Lines, Tow Lines, and Shore Lines

CUSTOM BOAT LINES Looking to replace your houseboat lines, then we can provide custom made-to-order houseboat mooring line package to include dock lines, traveling lines, anchor lines, shore lines, tender tow lines, and winch lines.  Some of our best customers are serviced by Unlimited Houseboat Service of Antelope Point Mari-naLake Powell, Page, AZ and Adonia Yachts.

Looking to replace your houseboat lines, then we can provide custom made-to-order houseboat mooring line package to include dock lines, traveling lines, anchor lines, shore lines, tender tow lines, and winch lines. Some of our best customers are serviced by Unlimited Houseboat Service of Antelope Point MarinaLake Powell, Page, AZ and Adonia Yachts.

Houseboat In A Slip Diagram

CUSTOM BOAT LINES houseboat lines houseboat slip dock lines houseboat mooring lines diagram custom order

Anchor LinesHouseboat Lines to include Dock Lines, Anchor Lines, Tow Lines, and Shore Lines - Denver Rope custom assembles Houseboat Mooring Lines, Dock Lines, Anchor Lines, Shore Lines, Tow Lines, Traveling Lines, and Winch Lines to the customer’s specifications. Houseboat Lines are made from rope on our own braiding machines and then assembled using our own professional rope splicers. For additional information and design diagrams regarding Houseboat Mooring Lines please [Continue to Houseboat Lines webpage]


custom ropeClick here to Download Our Boat Line & Hardware Selection Guide PDF

Boat Line Selection Guide
Dock Line Selection Guide Anchor Line Selection Guide
Boat Length Diameter Stern & Bow Lines Spring Lines Short Lines Length Diameter Mooring Pendant
<= 19 ft 3/8" (2) 10 ft (2) 24 ft (2) 10 ft 75 - 150 ft 3/8" 1/2"
20 - 30 ft 1/2" (2-4) 12 ft (2) 30 ft (2) 10 ft 75 - 150 ft 1/2" 5/8"
31 - 40 ft 5/8" (2-4) 15 ft (2) 40 ft (2) 10 ft 100 - 200 ft 1/2" - 5/8" 3/4" - 7/8"
41 - 50 ft 3/4" (2-4) 20 ft (2) 50 ft (2) 15 ft 100 - 200 ft 3/4" - 7/8" 1-0"
51 - 60 ft 7/8" (2-4) 25 ft (2) 60 ft custom 100 - 200 ft 1-0" 1-1/4"
61 - 70 ft 1-0" (2-4) 30 ft (2) 70 ft custom >= 200 ft 1-0" - 1-1/4" 1-1/4" - 1-1/2"
Houseboat 3/4" (2-4) 15-20 ft custom (4-8) 8-10 ft (4) 100 - 200 ft 3/4" 1-1/2" - 2-0"
71 - 90 ft 1-0" custom custom custom custom custom custom
91 - 110 ft 1-1/8" custom custom custom custom custom custom
111 - 130 ft 1-1/4" custom custom custom custom custom custom
131 - 150 ft 1-1/2" custom custom custom custom custom custom
151 - 200 ft 1-3/4" custom custom custom custom custom custom
201 - 300 ft 2-0" custom custom custom custom custom custom
> 300 ft custom custom custom custom custom custom custom
These are suggestions only. Check with your boat manufacture / dealer / neighbor's / harbor master to help with your selection. Verify the distance between your boat's cleats and the dock's cleats. Expected weather conditions, windage, weight, and application (lake, ocean, MY, houseboat, qty of cleats, etc.) affect your line selection. Having a set of back-up storm lines is recommended. We are a custom made-to-order rigging shop so please customize your lines for what you need.


DBN / HARDWARE STRENGTH GUIDE
NYLON DOUBLE BRAID (DBN) Single Leg Line Bow Shackle S/S Safety Bolted Shackle GALV Safety Bolted Shackle S/S Swivel Eye Hook S/S Spring Harness Clip Quick Release Snap Shackle Trigger Release LB Shackle Rope Connector c/w Spool Sheild & Shackle
Diameter Tensile WLL 5:1 Note: If a thimble is used, the shackle needs to match the width / size of the thimble to match the diameter of the rope. 1-0" rope = 1-0" thimble = 1-0" shackle. Dry fit required.
inches mm pounds pounds
1/2" 13 7,300 1,460 3/8", 7/16" 3/8" 3/8" 5/16" 1/2", 1/2" W2776 T20 SZ 1
5/8" 16 14,600 2,920 1/2" 7/16", 1/2" 7/16" 3/8" na, 1/2" W2776 T20 SZ 2
3/4" 19 19,000 3,800 1/2", 5/8" 1/2", 5/8" 1/2" 1/2" W2776 T20 SZ3
7/8" 22 28,100 5,620 3/4", 7/8" 5/8", 3/4" 1/2" W2776 T30 SZ 4
1-0" 25 33,200 6,640 1-0" 3/4", 7/8" 5/8" W2777 T30 SZ 4
1-1/4" 32 52,000 10,400 1-1/4" 1-0" 3/4" W2778 T30 SZ 5
1-1/2" 38 74,000 14,800 1-1/4" 7/8" T30 SZ 6
1-5/8" 41 92,100 18,420 1-0" T40 SZ 6
1-3/4" 45  109,500 21,900 1-1/8" T40 SZ 6
2-0" 51 129,700 25,940 1-1/4" T50 SZ 7
2-1/4" 57 179,400 35,880 1-1/2" SZ 7
2-1/2" 64 196,000 39,200 1-3/4" SZ 8
2-5/8" 67 221,000 44,200 1-3/4" SZ 8
2-3/4" 70 221,000 47,400 1-3/4" SZ 9
3-0" 76 274,000 54,800 1-3/4" SZ 9
3-1/4" 83 339,000 67,800 2-0" SZ 9
These figures are for brand new rope. Age, wear, sunlight exposure, splices, and fraying will further reduce these figures over time
All hardware sizing is approximate where thimble size and rope thickness may require a larger shackle to fit properly
Heavy Duty Towing Thimbles are available to include NEWCO, Blue Line, NAVSEA, GN Rope Fittings, Rope Connectors, etc.
We also supply towing plates, wire rope assemblies, stud link chain, and additional hardware as required
Additional fiber and rope construction styles are available
For customer service and inquiries please call John 303-809-7274 or email john@denverrope.com
www.denverrope.com

CUSTOM BOAT LINES custom colored rope Boat line hardware selection guideClick here to Download Our Boat Line & Hardware Selection Guide PDF




tow lines custom rope For customer service and inquiries please call John 303-809-7274 or email john@denverrope.com
www.denverrope.com

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