Pelican Ropes Selection Of Sailing Ropes & Boat Ropes

We offer specialty ropes designed for sailing and boating applications, ranging from soft Spun Polyester Boat Ropes to heavy-duty Double Braid Nylon ropes. Our selection of ropes includes lines that are high strength and resistant to abrasion. Many of these ropes also feature water resistance.

Pelican Rope was founded over 40 years ago and marine rigging was one of the first industries that we worked closely with. For these reasons, sailboat ropes, yacht ropes, and other boat ropes will always be products that we take particular pride in.

If you would like to know more about these kinds of ropes, grab a life vest and let’s get sailin’ on!

What Is A Halyard & What Halyards Are Available?

A halyard is a line that is used in sailing or boating for various functions, including being used as a flagpole rope, a yacht rope, or to raise sails. While Dyneema Line is popular in these kinds of applications, we prefer to use a more traditional Polyester Line. Polyester Halyards are sometimes referred to as Dacron because of a popular brand that makes polyester, in the same way, that one may refer to all tissue as “Kleenex.” Polyester materials are designed to give very low stretch or elongation.

Generally, the most important feature that you will be looking for in a halyard is high resistance to extreme abrasion. Aside from looking for a solid core, adding a coating can allow for additional protection from wear. Our halyards are available with an optional urethane coat to meet these demands and add protection against UV Rays.

If you are looking for a Halyard, we recommend our VLS (Very Low Stretch) Double Braid Polyester Line with an added urethane coating.

Some Features Of The VLS Double Braided Polyester Rope:

  • Smooth
  • Durable
  • Low Stretch
  • High Strength
  • Chafe Resistance
  • Optional Urethane Coating
  • Ideal As A Halyard, Rigging Line, Or Control Line
  • Tensile Strength From 1,080-12,150 Based On Diameter

What Are Some Uses For Pure Nylon Rope?

Rope made of pure nylon is used for many applications where shock absorption is of a high priority as it is best known for its stretchability. Both Double Braided Nylon Ropes and 3 Strand Nylon Ropes are great for docking lines because they have high stretch and fairly high strength when wet. Because of these features, nylon is popular as a Sailboat Rope.

Otherwise, Double Braided Nylon Rope is a good “all-purpose” type of rope. It is easily spliceable and has some great everyday applications. It is also durable and significantly more resilient than traditional anchor lines.

Common Uses For Double Braided Nylon Rope:

  • Dock Lines
  • Mooring Lines
  • Recovery Ropes
  • Offshore Applications
  • Available At Military Grade

Common Uses For 3 Strand Nylon Rope:

  • Dock Lines
  • Anchor Ropes
  • Securing Boats And Cargo

Common Uses For 9 Strand & 12 Nylon Rope:

  • Dock Lines
  • General Tie Downs

Polyester Ropes At Pelican Rope

Polyester Rope has a similar strength to Nylon Rope, but it has less stretch/elasticity. This rope does not float but it is known for its resistance to abrasion and is considered ideal for rigging and many industrial applications. Because Polyester Boat Rope does not lose its strength when it is wet, it is resistant to most weather conditions.

For information on our Very Low Stretch Double Braid Polyester Rope, please scroll up and see the section on halyards.

Some Benefits Of Polyester:

  • Resistance To Abrasion
  • A Near Perfect Material For Outdoor Use
  • Similar To Strength To Nylon With Less Stretch
  • A Versatile Material That Does Not Lose Strength When It Is Wet

Spun Polyester:

The Spun Polyester Rope has a soft and fuzzy cover and is ideal e boating applications. Aside from being used in boating, this rope can easily be used to replace manila rope for staging requirements. Both the cover and braided core are made of Polyester.

Some Features Of Spun Polyester Rope:

  • Easy To Splice
  • Soft And Easy To Hold
  • Ideal For Some Applications In Boating
  • Can Often Be Used To Replace Manila Rope
  • Tensile Strength Ranging From 1,500 - 24,100 Lbs

Meet Pelican Rope...

Pelican Rope is a leading manufacturer and distributor of ropes in Santa Ana, California. For over 40 years, Pelican Rope has provided customers with innovative products and reliable service. Pelican Rope is known for pushing the industry in innovation, with signature ropes, such as the Matador, The Tree Viper, The Ape, and The Arborist. We specialize in ropes for tree climbing, rescue work, boating, industrial applications, and marining.

Pelican Rope is proud to offer selections of boat rope and sailboat rope made with nylon and polyester materials. Both polyester and nylon are remarkable for their high strength. These materials are used in docking, anchoring, and mooring operations. If you are looking to replace your old sailing lines, chances are we carry exactly what you are looking for!

Our customers rely on us to provide them with the highest quality products and exceptional service. Check us out and see why Pelican Rope is the Most Trusted Name In Rope.

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Pelican Rope is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of high performance synthetic and specialty rope products, rope lanyards, slings and custom rope assemblies. For over 40 years our devotion to innovation, quality and customer service has yielded a diverse UL Certified product line designed to not only meet or exceed the standards established by the Cordage Institute, the U.S. Military, ASTM and NFPA but more importantly, the expectations of our loyal customers in the commercial, industrial, arborist, fire and rescue, law enforcement, manufacturing and marine industries.


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