Rope – ‘A length of thick strong cord made by twisting together strands of hemp, sisal, nylon, or similar material.’


Evidence suggests that the use and making of rope goes back as far as 28,000 years ago, when impressions of cordage were found on fired clay in Europe.  The ancient Egyptians however were the first to develop tools for making rope in around 3500 BC.

Today, rope is used in so many applications that there would be too many to list. Here at BGD, we offer rope for use mainly on boat and navigational moorings as well as yacht rigging, lifting, fishing, aquaculture, agriculture and towage.

Almost all rope can be spliced to form eyes, (known as soft eyes). For hard eyes, rope is passed round a thimble, (an elliptical shaped form made from mainly steel or nylon). This gives added support and protection to the rope when used in heavy lifting or pulling situations.

Being flexible, strong, pliable, and resistant to many elements, rope has to be up there with some of the best inventions ever produced.

If you are looking for rope to suit a particular application or need rope lines made up to suit your needs, or just need some advice, then please call our experienced team.

Some of the ropes available from BGD:

  • 3 strand nylon (Sinking Rope)
  • 3 strand polyester (Sinking Rope)
  • 8 Strand, (Often known as Multiplait) nylon (Sinking Rope)
  • 8 Strand, (Often known as Multiplait) polyester (Sinking Rope)
  • Polypropylene 3 strand (Floating Rope)
  • Polythylene 3 Strand (Floating Rope)
  • Polysteel 3 Strand High Strength Polypropylene (Floating Rope)
  • Polysteel 8 Strand High Strength Polypropylene (Floating Rope)
  • Polyester Braided Halyard Rope
  • Polyester Braided Sheet Rope

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