Canal Boat Ropes and Fender suppliers

Canal boat ropes and fender suppliers and stockists.

All canal boats need ropes for mooring and for handling the boat safely during cruising. Some boaters prefer natural fibre ropes such as hemp or cotton lines, others choose from a wide range of artificial fibre ropes. Most boat owners have a bow line and a stern line when cruising but use different ropes for permanent mooring. Single handed boaters often use a single centre line for convenience. See our information about single handed cruising. And all boats need fenders for comfort and protection.


Tradition working narrowboats had a bow fender made of rope coiled around a core which might be a section of folded motor tyre, and rope stern fenders to protect the rudder. Modern boats frequently also have side fenders to protect the paintwork from being scraped when moored or going through locks. Rubber and plastic fenders are now popular.


Tony Lewery covers traditional ropework in his Canal Art pages.


Rope Supplies & Fenders
Avon Impact Management, Melksham Marine Fenders 01225 896421
Black Pig Fenders Spalding, Lincolnshire Fender maker And rope supplier 01406 550249
Bollin Rigging Co Macclesfield Suppliers of traditional ropes 01260 252799
Bosun's Mate Manchester Bespoke Ropes and Lines 07452 876063
Fender Maker Ltd W. Wales Fender maker 01239 712777
Great Outdoors Stoke on Trent Fenders makers 07736 033505
Jimmy Green Marine Beer, East Devon Custom Splicing, Ropes & Chain 01297 20744
Marinox UK Stourbridge West Midlands Ropes, Chains and fittings 07548 92809
Mr Splice Rope Company   Rope suppliers & splicing service 0800 169 7178
Narrowboat Fenders Blisworth Fender maker
Narrow Boat Ropes Basingstoke Decorative narrowboat ropes 01256 464559
Rope Fenders west Kennet & Avon Fender maker & ropeworkers 07901913749
The Boatyard, Hilperton Hilperton K&A Canal Fenders & rope 07970 729116
The Fender Boat Kennet & Avon Canal Fender maker 07817 364496
The Fenderman   Traditional rope fenders 07941 033956
The Traditional Rope Company Norfolk Mail order supplier of natural fibre ropes 07813 832693
Timko Ltd Cheshire Rope supplier 07870 164 018
Trafalgar Marine Services New Mills, High Peak Fender makers, rope suppliers 01663 747808
Union Industries Hunslet, Leeds. LS10 1AD Ropes and canvas covers 0113 2448393

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