FYI This is the 150th post on Pekema Projects.
As I mentioned in my previous post about the An-D Lifter, the ropes aren't actually doing anything since we had the table to support the cover.
The ropes were starting to look tattered due to exposure to the sun, so I decided it was time to remove them. I figured I would remove the eye screws too, since they have no purpose without the rope. On top of that, the one in the walkway is a toe-stubbing hazard.
To my delight, I discovered/remembered the tip of my driver broke off in one of the screws when I installed it, so I had to go to some effort to remove it before I could get the screws out.