The Gorch Fock, a Germany Navy boat moored in St John's Harbour in Newfoundland, Canada was a training sail vessel and the crew aboard knew how to properly leave the rope coiled. When the rope is coiled to perfection, it will easily unwind when being used aboard these boats.
The rope is extremely strong but after many excursions out on the open seas, the water, salt, sand and sun will cause the rope to weaken, eventually losing its strength. When the rope is not used on a regular basis, it should be uncoiled for a short time to avoid losing its flexibility.
The German Navy boat, the Gorch Fock was built in 1958 and has made over 150 cruises since October of 2006, one being around the world. ... continue below the picture...
... St. John's Harbour in Newfoundland, Canada is one stop while on its journeys.
Coiled ropes on the deck of the Gorch Fock, a training sail vessel for the German Navy, moored at the St John's Harbour, St John's Bay, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada.