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Go with colour coded lines - the cost differential in $$ on a small boat is not significant on a small boat, even if the %% difference is large.
You can estimate your needs with the following rules of thumb.
Halyards - The length of the forestay plus the height of the mast plus the distance from the mast to the cockpit plus a few feet
Jib/Gennie sheets - 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 times the length of the boat.
Spinnaker sheets - twice the length of the boat.
Mainsheet - the distance between block shackles with the boom at 90 degrees X the number of falls plus a few feet.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.