Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?
Your old lines were probably larger in diameter than when new. A common mistake is to replace them with new ones of the same diameter as found. You may have gotten some savvy advice from the salespeople, after all.
I made the mistake of replacing an old keel pennant with sta-set of the same diameter as the line that was removed. The replacement was too tight around the blocks and I ended up buying a new, nest smaller size line and learning a lesson about matching the diameter of a new line to an old, fuzzed-up line.