Dock lines creak, groan and chafe because they stretch, and when they rub against a cleat or chock the result is a bunch of noise. To fix this I made some Dyneema loops and attached them from my docklines through the chocks and to the cleats. Since the Dyneema has almost zero stretch, there is no movement at the cleats and chocks, and it eliminates the dock line noise. For example, a 1/2in dock line with a breaking strength of 8,000lb can be paired with a 1/4in Dyneema loop with a breaking strength of 9,700lb. *Use only short lengths so as not to reduce the dock line’s ability to absorb shock. *The Dyneema does not hold when tied with a normal cleat hitch so check to make sure your knots will hold!