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For halyards and docklines, use a light colored whipping thread on dark colored lines or dark colored whipping thread on a light colored line.
For an anchor line, use cloth anchor line markers.
BTW, a shiv is a primitive knife-like weapon used by people in jail to shank each other, a sheave is the wheel like device found in a block.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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