Re: Just bought ODay 28, a couple of questions
Welcome aboard! I'm sure that you'll find lots of good info on the '28 plus general O'Day info that will also be applicable to the '28. We're a pretty easy going group so don't worry about getting flamed for lack of knowledge.
There's a rather cute poem concerning the difference between ropes and lines, but I can't remember it now. The short answer is that rope on a boat has no purpose, once put to use it's called a line, a rode, a sheet, etc. Correct terminology is important to insure accurate communication onboard, not so important during that leisurely sail, however when that big blow comes up, loosening the wrong line can be a problem.
Short Pump, VA
1981 O'Day 34
"No matter where you go, there you are."