Originally Posted by Flybyknight
Just returned from the laundromat after washing a sail in one of their 6 load washers. I used 1 cup of TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) and 1 cup of bleach.
Yes it got all of the dirt out, but am a bit disappointed in that it seems to have taken on a tinge of yellow?
Do you think that it was a mistake to use bleach, and perhaps I should have used some other type of whitening?
Why not just take a box cutter to the sail instead? Seems cheaper and less time consuming!
I wouldn't really suggest washing in the future - hanging them up on a very calm day and hosing them down with fresh water maybe... then go sailing (calm day) to dry everything out but I'd stay away from a washing machine