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Old 22-06-2014, 20:02   #16
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Re: Running Lines Color Scheme?

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Old 22-06-2014, 23:28   #17
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...Since they clutter up the cockpit, they might as well be some use...

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I'm trying to work out if the lines or the guests are the things cluttering up the cockpit. I fear you mean the latter.
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Old 22-06-2014, 23:32   #18
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.....Uh, Matt, maybe I'll just let that stay ambiguous!

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I think colour coding is very useful. In my case, racing, we just work out the colors that apply on the boat today, don't assume they will be that way tomorrow.

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Old 23-06-2014, 15:29   #20
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Re: Running Lines Color Scheme?

When my boat was being re-masted 20 years ago the rigger explained that there was an accepted international colour protocol for ropes on a yacht... fraid I don't remember what it was and my boat now looks like its on its way to the gay mardi gra.

Yep mine are coloured....except for the white ones...comes in handy when you have to say ' Its the @#$##@^ green one you dopey #$*&!*$ drongo!!!!!!'
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Old 23-06-2014, 16:48   #21
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Re: Running Lines Color Scheme?

Hey, El Pinguino,

You're getting closer! Any stops along the way from Tahiti planned. Anyhow, Safe and happy sailing to NZ.

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When my boat was being re-masted 20 years ago the rigger explained that there was an accepted international colour protocol for ropes on a yacht...
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An international rigger actually used the phrase "ropes on a yacht"? Which ropes might those be?
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Hey, El Pinguino,

You're getting closer! Any stops along the way from Tahiti planned. Anyhow, Safe and happy sailing to NZ.

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taking bunkers manana.... sailing Wednesday loca time...Bora Bora, Tonga, wait on wx, NZ.....trip not entirely uneventful... met Cap'n Nemo along the way..... arrived Tahiti under storm jib......nada mas
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An international rigger actually used the phrase "ropes on a yacht"?
He actually said... 'these stringy bits.....'
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Re: Running Lines Color Scheme?

You are going to end up with different types of lines for different functions. I'm finding more low-stretch lightweight lines for halyards, spinnaker sheets; thicker, softer lines for main & jib sheets; smaller for cunningham, vangs....Different lines have different cover color and pattern. I think it would be difficult to color/pattern coordinate all the different lines/functions on our boat.
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This has been discussed here before Lines, Sheets, Ropes and Colors Posts 28 & 33 are of interest.
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I just counted, we have 18 lines coming back to the cockpit. I'd be lost without some color coding.
Only 18?
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Re: Running Lines Color Scheme?

If almost all sailboats used the same color coding and someone was used to sailing on other boats then it may make some sense. But this is not the case with sailboats and color coding.
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