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Re: Cleaning control lines

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
One should tie the line into one of these first. No knots after washing for me at all. Some of the links elongated, but that was it. Came right apart.

https://www.animatedknots.com/chainsinnet/

I'm trying to put the new eye splices in this morning, but my fids are on board and my improvised pen cases, etc, are not working well. Looks like I'm ordering a home set of fids. Can't believe how many things I have on the boat and at home. Ugh.
I tested washing lines secured different ways; whether bucket or machine, the chain sinnet (daisy chain) seemed to best protect the line from damage and allowed it to move around just enough to scrub. It also dries faster.

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