How many ropes on a boat

What does "How many ropes on a boat" mean?

Today it means: A trick question for sailors.

The most common answer to the question how many ropes on a boat? is none and that is because "rope" is a generic term for sheets, lines, halyards, mainbrace etc. However, the correct answer is two because there are two items which are actually have rope in their name. What are they? Answer below.

See also: Rope   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Trivia              



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