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jrcanoe 02-22-2014 03:39 PM

Colored fairleed?
 
I bought a pair of cleats to run a spin or 2nd headsail.
Does the green one go on the right side of the boat and red on left? or are they reversed so the green is on the left for the starboard tack sheet?
Thanks

FSMike 02-24-2014 10:28 AM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
Have to admit I've never seen red and green cleats. Might as well follow the general rule - if you have two of something, the one with the least letters goes on the left side.
Left has less letters than right,
port has less letters than starboard,
red light has less letters than green light,
jib halyard has less letters than main halyard,
and now red cleat etc.

Multihullgirl 02-24-2014 02:39 PM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
PORT wine is RED. P-O-R-T, L-E-F-T

nolatom 02-24-2014 03:41 PM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
"Red is Green, and Port is Starboard"!


wait....

capta 02-24-2014 03:57 PM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nolatom (Post 1454786)
"Red is Green, and Port is Starboard"!


wait....

Is that the Cajun way? I hear tell things are done a bit differently, in The Big Easy, so I'm willing to listen, while I'm enjoying some of that wonderful Cajun cooking.

Multihullgirl 02-24-2014 06:21 PM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
Um, New Orleans is Creole, not Cajun...

capta 02-24-2014 08:38 PM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Multihullgirl (Post 1455442)
Um, New Orleans is Creole, not Cajun...

OK, I stand corrected, but I'm still hungry.

jrcanoe 02-24-2014 09:02 PM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
My boat and ropes are all red so I'll just replace the green fairlead with a red one.

mr_f 02-25-2014 01:30 AM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Multihullgirl (Post 1454498)
PORT wine is RED. P-O-R-T, L-E-F-T

Not all port wine is red, although, to be fair, as far as I know, none of it is green.

Minnesail 02-25-2014 04:53 PM

Re: Colored fairleed?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_f (Post 1456450)
Not all port wine is red, although, to be fair, as far as I know, none of it is green.

When stocking up on Portuguese wines, I'll be sure to store the Vinho Verde on the starboard side, and the Vinho do Porto to port :)


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