And we know the 1st rule of sailing, is to look good doing it
Damn straight! The Admiral and I were both
disappointed to find going to 6:1 on the mainsheet wasn't going to demand more line than we had available. There's this boat we crew on for races that has the sharpest-lookin' dark blue with light blue flecks for his mainsheet... *sigh*
Alas, the line line we have is both long enough (by far) and in good enough condition that it doesn't warrant replacement.