Yes, I agree with the absolute need for chafe protection.
We have used heavy duty pvc hose for years (see attached pictures) The key thing is to tie/lash the hose to your dockline or rode
so that if/when the rope
stretches it pulls the chafe protection through the chock or over the bow roller with it. If there is abraision, then this will 'hurt' the protection and not the rope
. Whatever happens, you do not want the rope to slide back and forth inside whatever you use for protection as this will cause chafe, or even heat damage.
It is also important that your chafe protection is long enough to shield the rope against all points of contact.
Hope this helps