From domestic cordage such as twine, sash cord, or clothesline to more rigorous ropes such as tow lines or mooring lines, Crystal Coast Cordage uses the highest quality cordage. Whether your need is for twisted or braided rope, natural fibers such as manila, sisal or jute, synthetic products such as nylon, polyester, or polypropylene, or a combination of different fibers, we provide economical reliable cordage no matter what your working conditions may be.


In your selection of the best rope to serve your needs, knowledge of the various types of rope available to meet different conditions is important. In determining the rope best suited for your requirements, the following factors are of special importance:

  • Strength lifts the load and does the work. It takes good fiber or filaments to give full strength.
  • Abrasion Resistance assures extra life on pulleys, winches and other wearing or torsion conditions.
  • Water Repellency keeps rope from swelling when wet, prevents it from becoming stiff and unmanageable.
  • Flexibility makes rope agile and easy to handle under all working conditions. Safety is of particular importance in falls, slings, hoisting, mooring and towing lines.
Know your rope requirements.

The correct size is important. Using undersized rope causes undue strain on the rope. Proper selection of the right rope size is the greatest factor in getting full use and long life from your rope. In addition to size, other factors such as type of lay and special fiber treatment (for Manila ropes) will determine the selection of rope. Most industries making regular use of rope have selected certain types as best suited to perform specific jobs. In some cases, special purpose ropes have been developed to meet particular needs. Generally, the proper size and type of rope can be specified from your past experience and the recommendations of your supplier.

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