- Jun 19, 2010
I've noticed some boats have solid green and red halyards. Being new to sailing and having novice crewmembers this seems like it might have it's advantages. Are there any draw backs?
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Pretty funny.People do that so other novices who come sailing with them can help. It's easier to sday "Pull the red one, or the blue one or the green one," than ot say, please adjust the cunningham or vang.
I put the effort into learning the ropes (PI) and teaching my crew what the lines were and how they work.
Personally, I look at boats with colored string and say "Childish."
Sorry, I was heavy handed. My apologies.cat - Glad you enjoyed that! Thing is, the folks who ask the question usually only have a few to contend with as beginners. When you get a lot more sophisticated with bigger boats and many more control lines, they sure do come in handy, especially for spinnakers. I just didn't want to depend on the colors, I did label the sheetstoppers, though! I work on the principle of where the lines come out and what they do, rather than color, but I sure understand the other points of view.
As far as the original poster, his boat is small. The halyards are used once a day. There are only two sheet going to the winches. Maybe he has vang, and maybe a cunningham. 6 lines, all in different places?