I picked up a kneeler
and a larger folding pad
. Soooo much better than my bare knees on the teak slats and fiberglass!
This is the mess in the bucket. And it's now raining buckets around here, so it'll be a few days before trying to untwist it.
Disconnecting from the main connection would be a fair chore as it snakes up and over to a junction box. Along the way going through a few holes (one you can see in the top of the picture). If I go through that much effort I'd probably be better served just replacing it.
I may consider using an extension for our home dock. To save from rewinding/twisting all the time. But the shore power inlet is on the port side (away from the dock) and the shore power post is about amidships. Though a standard 25' extension would probably only reach barely to the shore (back to the transom hawse pipe and across the 15' beam).