Welcome aboard, Travis... it is an unexpected pleasure to find a new member
who can contribute right off the bat, particularly on mechanical issues. I believe Khagan1227 is referring to that age old saying, 'lines are for boats, ropes are for sex'.
An inexperienced female crew member
told me that when I asked her if she had learned anything on her first overnight sail with a friend of mine aboard his Cal
T46. Unfortunately, the romance didn't last(maybe it was fortunate) but the saying stayed with me and she did crew for us on a cruise
I am also from Vancouver and worked the water
up there back in the 60's and 70's. Cheers, Phil