We kept the netting on for our trip thru the Bahamas. I was thinking, well, why not? It's already there and it might "catch" something that had gotten loose on the deck.
But I started to hate it! It interfered with the cleats and it generally just looked "yucky" and not "ship shape"....
The netting had been on the boat many years - it was a tedious procedure to cut/unwind all the attaching strings.
All fresh and clean! And those cleats are accessible like they should be!