Originally Posted by PatMc57
I thought that rope
was something that got stuffed into seams to plug leaks
. Those look like lines.......Just sayin...
Rope is what you have before you bring it on board and cut it up for a specific function. Then it's a line -except- be kind of hard on your sail if you used your bolt rope for caulking.
Once read an article that enumerated seven ropes on a sailing vessel, most of them rather antiquated, with the exception of bolt rope and bell rope.