have been washing halyards and lines in the washing machine for years with no ill effects to the lines. I put them in mesh bags with an old sock tied around any shackles. hang in the garage to dry. They come out great. you may have to include some old towels in the load to balance it out for the spin cycles.
SailorMitchSailing winged keels since 1989.
1.20.09 Bush's last day the end of an error !! Hopefully we still have a constitution and economy left by then.
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