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Re: Color coded dock lines?
Further, when one is a BFLBCADFMF (Bottom Feeding Low-Buck Cheap-Ass Deal Finding MoFo- which is not an insult, but a title to be worn with honour,) sometimes lines simply LOOK colour-coded- if 15' red and 25' blue and 30' green are in the "clearance" bin makred down to too-cheap-to-pass-up...
us bottom feeders are gonna use them and make up schmidt to justify their colours.
That's more or less the reason the bow/spring lines are one color and stern lines are another color on my boat. Same goes for the fenders, except the port side has one color and the starboard side has another color (so the casual observer won't notice the mix-and-match fenders).
Coolest example of such I ever saw as a short blurb about a racing dinghy in Latitude 38. Seems the owner had a couple of cans of left over paint laying around, but not enough to paint the entire hull one color. So, he painted the port side one color, and the starboard side another color. Then he painted a different name and either side of the boat and confused the bejesus out of the rest of the fleet whenever he changed tacks --- "Where did boatX go??? And where did boatY come from?????!?!!?".
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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