Yeh the boat is that classic, no it does not sit at the dock
She has 10 Halyards, 5 Down hauls, two topping lifts, all of the halyards are multi-part and the only winches are 4 ancient Lewmars in the cockpit
for the Jib
and Flying jib
. 1890 (ish) gaff Stay Sl' Schooner.
Use the rope
that makes sense for your vessel. We have lots of Splices and whippings, the gaff rig is not under the stress and tension of a Bermudan rig so the effects of stretch are also lessened. After a short while you get used to the handling qualities and then your appreciation of the material grows.
She is sailed by my Wife and I with the occasional assistance of the ships dog.