When boating this past summer I can think back and remember on those days how much using ropes made the whole experience go smoothly. At every moment my friends and I were using a different type of rope whether is was used for fun, safety, or to protect the boat. As we arrived to the lake in the morning, the boat was tied up to the docks with dock line. This keeps the boat from floating away and close to the dock without having to use the anchor. We then used rope to go tubing to tie up the tube to the back of the boat.
After we were through with that we decided to park the boat in the center of the lake to go swimming. We tied the anchor line to the boat and dropped it in to hold the boat in one place. After a while another boat of friends came out and they wanted to hook their boat to ours. In order to protect the boats from hitting each other causing damage we got out the boat bumpers with their special rope and tied them onto the sides of the boat. Another place where rope is required on a boat is attached to a life ring safety device. In case someone falls overboard and needs help this can be thrown to them and help pull them back into safety.
This is just one example of how much ropes can be found in use all in one related area. They are also used heavily in the manufacturing and building industries with all different uses as well. Ropes are made out of all different materials and are either braided or twisted in order to create different strengths and textures depending on their intended use. They make our lives easier in many situations and we will never see them go away.