The main sheet is not only used to adjust the main sail, which can be a lot when Ron is 'playing', but it also serves as a convenient hand hold when descending the companionway stairs (which is also a lot). Throw in some greasy, sunscreened hands doing all the touching and you can see how it would get grimy after a while. The boom vang and cunningham lines on the other hand are used much less, the ends generally lie on the deck and soak up water and have been allowed to get moldy, crusty and downright gah-rossss. Shame on us!
|In case you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about|
|I like colorful lines...but not green a-la-mold|
I was sort of secretly wishing they'd all need to be replaced so we could spice up our color motif but the