Rope was just rope most of my life before I met my DH. Sure, rope ties stuff down. It has utility. But add it to boats and sails and rope takes on a life of its own. Tall sailing ships, like the Lady Washington, above, seem to consume it by the mile.
So it should be no surprise that Longship Marine sells lots of rope.
I consider it eye candy but a sailor has an entirely different opinion.
There are lots of different kinds of rope. An informed consumer could tell you more than you’d likely care to know.