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post #11 of 19 Old 08-16-2008
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Years ago, before I knew better I decided to wash the running rigging in the washing machine. Not having the sage advice given above I just dumped them in, put in the soap and let her rip. No mesh bags, no tightly coiled line to interfere with the washing action.

Result: a very clean, multi-colored rat's nest that took hours to untangle.
BR--been there, done that. the mesh bags work great and serve to protect the lines from the little bit of abrasion that may occur. dawg-- as stated above by someone else, if your running rigging isn't up to a regular washer cycle, it's way past time to replace it.

as for problems with the admiral, i only do the lines when she isn't home. But she can always tell because the garage smells like Downey from the drying coils.

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if you have any canvas shoes that need washing, dump it in the machine as well. it'll come out great. i wash my lines in the washing machine too. just put it in a mash bag to prevent the lines from dropping in-between the drums.

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Washing lines

I have used a washing machine to clean my running rigging at least once a year for many years, and I am always impressed with the amazingly high quality complex knots that this inanimate object can tie. It ties dozens of them in about twenty minutes that takes a stupid human (me) at least that long to undo.
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Here's my method.

Here's my method

#1 Multiple mesh bags, one for each line.

#2 Front load washing machine

#3 Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite

#4 Warm setting & extra spin

#5 Extra wash cycle, same as above, but this time with NO soap!! You want to be sure ALL the soap is out of the lines or if it rains.........Slippery!!

#6 Remove, untangle and let air dry

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Very true...very true...

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#5 Extra wash cycle, same as above, but this time with NO soap!! You want to be sure ALL the soap is out of the lines or if it rains.........Slippery!!

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Just for reference, I washed 200-feet of triple-stranded 5/8-inch nylon anchor rode and it managed to unravel itself in several locations. I now have a whole bunch of really long docklines! Ha.
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Now I know why that sign on the marina launderette said 'do not wash lines in these machines'....
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I clean some things by dragging it behind the boat for a few miles. Then bring it aboard before we do any maneuvering.
It all comes out sparkling white. That is if it was white in the first place.

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I lay my lines out on my driveway (or any hard surface) in long lazy loops. Then I walk back and forth with a 1700 psi powerwasher and spritz them. Really cleans up the lines, drives out the encrusted salt, and leaves them clean and soft. Very easy.
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