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I tried washing my jib sheets in a mesh bag in my top-loading washer, and they came out just as dirty as they went in!
I can see how a front-loader might do a much better job.
Washing machine? How about a 5-gallon paint bucket, or they have those 15 gallon Rubbermaid storage boxes. I would recommend carpet cleaning shampoo, as it is designed to not leave residue and to leave synthetic fibers pliable. Also has a grease cutter and an antifungal agent.
Then you can hoist it over a tree limb or haul it up the halyard on the mast, to let it drip dry.
Last edited by midwesterner; 11-29-2018 at 09:06 AM.