yea, bareftgrl, as it should be. i do not cruise
boat nor a performance cruiser as i really do no tlike the way they do not handle in big seas and big winds. i like my brick. even on my ericson
i removed thj ebs that the previous owner, a wannabe snotty yotty placed on the rig and lifelines. yes is pretty. no it does not serve any function.
also is not safe to grab in an emergency-- WILL make problems. i choose to leave my lines plain and unadorened. yes my to be removed at a later date lifelines are coated, but that is entirely different, as that coating does not slip and slide when grabbed., when those fail, will snap and no longer exist as a lifeline. will become a dink chain for a lock.
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND. hard to replace or maintain that which ye do not see.
just my humble opinion.