>>>Also, I always wind mine over/under (like climbing rope) so it will
>Can you explain what you mean by this?
I'm interested in this, too. I saw a PBS series on sailing several years ago.
Robbie Doyle was the instructor, I believe. He was showing us how to coil
a line so it did not kink. There is some trick of reversing your grip with
each grab of the line.
I didn't get it, and I have no videotape of the show to review. I have to
this is the same technique. If it is possible to explain it in text, or if
you have the URL of some sailing/climbing website, I'd love to learn this.
It just went by too quickly for me on TV.
Please "show us the ropes".
Phil "slow learner" Ethier