The 10 Best Docklines

This review has been updated 12 times since it was first published in February of 2017. It’s not enough to simply draw your boat up alongside the dock, you have to secure it there with a sturdy line if you want to find your craft there in the morning. Since not every vessel needs lines of the same length and strength, we did our best to include a nice variety of options. All of these should resist rot, abrasion, and snapping under tension when used correctly. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
Top 10 2 Person Kayaks

10. Titan Pre-Spliced

  • Water-resistant coating
  • Available in some unusual colors
  • Has a tendency to fray from abrasion

9. Skog Å Kust Premium

  • Comes with a velcro cinch wrap
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty
  • May sink quickly

8. Attwood Double Braided

  • Absorbs sudden shocks well
  • Uv and rot resistant
  • Budget-friendly price

7. Knotty Girlz Yacht Rope

  • 10000-pound tensile strength
  • Beautiful finished look at the ends
  • Made in north america

6. Regatta Marine Essentials Four-Pack

  • Maintain their color well
  • Large eyelets fit over most cleats
  • Only available in black

5. Shoreline Marine Nylon

  • Takes and holds knots well
  • Rarely ever kinks
  • Great for tying up fenders

4. CordShop Marine Premium

  • Individually hand spliced
  • Whipped with seine twine
  • Enough elasticity to absorb shocks

3. SeaSense Double Braid

  • Holds up well to saltwater exposure
  • Available in several colors
  • Reinforced at the splice

2. Kwik Tek Airhead Bungee

  • Floats if dropped in water
  • Foam padding to prevent chafing
  • Adjustable eyelet size

1. Norestar Mooring Rope

  • Highly abrasion resistant
  • Heat-sealed ends to prevent fraying
  • Professionally-spliced 12-inch eye

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