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post #4 of Old 09-17-2013
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Re: Jib sheets stiff

They get stiff from wear and being loaded, but mostly the stiffness is due to salt and dirt in the lines. I was all my running rigging in the tub a home with fabric softener and it does help.

Doesn't hurt the line either. Some looser braids can come apart if washed in a machine. I'd stick to the tub method.

Another thing to try, is coil your lines in a figure 8 so you're not putting twist into them.

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