Originally Posted by StuM
Quite simply: when TSHTF, "Ease the mainsheet!" is concise and unambiguous. "Let out the rope
attached to the big sail!" not so
This, too, could be cautionary.....
I mean, the head
is otherwise known as the "seat of ease" (according to Patrick O'Brian anyway) so might not newbies wonder what they are REALLY supposed to do with that 'rope attached to the big white thing'..??
And if they were confused, might not the sh1t really hit the fan...??