Tethering, tying, shackling and securing - the art of mooring your boat is a vital skill for any seafarer to get a handle on. Whether you're throwing a line over a mooring buoy, pier or jetty, mooring ensures that your seaborne vessel will be safely and securely fixed in position for the purposes of loading and unloading, refuelling, maintenance or rest periods, and stoppages between voyages.
Attaching your boat to a shore or land-specific point differentiates mooring from docking and anchoring disciplines - and what is absolutely essential in the mooring process is having the right rope to hand. Mooring ropes are different from everyday ropes. They're stronger, more durable and capable of withstanding heavy loads while, crucially, providing the flexibility and elasticity needed to cope with the weight of a sailing boat.
However, we're more than aware that mooring your boat comes with its own set of individual requirements. You may need a specific length of rope, a rope that reduces shock loads or one that can deal with the brutal tensions induced by high winds, strong currents and storms at sea. You may also want to improve the longevity of your mooring rope by purchasing the right accessories or create a fast, secure loop to grab a dock cleat with one of our vital mooring attachments.
In our latest blog, Rope Warehouse will guide you through our best-selling mooring ropes and accessories, expertly handpicked by our team to ensure the safest, most secure and successful mooring experience that you can possibly have - all tailored to your exact needs.
Made from synthetic hemp fibres with a natural design and feel, Marlow Hardy Natural Look Hemp Rope is an attractive and highly durable rope of choice for your general-purpose mooring applications. Not only does it have a traditional nautical appearance, this mooring rope is also UV resistant, rot proof, long-lasting and able to float. Whatever length, thicknesses or end finish you require, Rope Warehouse has got just what you need.
This fantastic attachment point uses a Prusik knot to give you a simple and secure loop to grab dock cleats and an array of similar on-land mooring points. Once attached to your line, it can support a heavy working load without damaging your line.
Fed up of costly mooring line replacements? Get your hands on our Davis Secure Removable Chafe Guards. Ideal for mooring pennants where chaffing is particularly detrimental to lines, these guards are a cost-effective way of preventing mooring line wear and tear, extending the life of your ropes and saving you money at the same time. Made of marine-grade tough nylon for years of dependable service.
Shock loads often arise around moored boats and you need something that's going to be able to deal with them when they occur. The DockShockle is specially made and tested to cope with tensions that can crop up in high winds, currents and storm surges at sea. So, always protect your boat and ensure a safe mooring with this incredible load-bearing accessory.
The perfect eco-conscious choice for your mooring lines. Marlow Blue Ocean Dockline is not only UV resistant, abrasion resistant, shock absorbing and flexible - without strength loss or shrinkage - it's also made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, giving you a practical and eco-friendly line for an array of marine disciplines.