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Old 11 April 2009, 13:25   #1
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Brighten up old ropes

wifes gone out for the day so this morning i washed all my dirty rope , anchor lines ,lifelines ect in the washing machine ,they have all come out looking new and with a drop of bleach and ocean breeze fabric conditioner they smell great .regards mart
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Old 11 April 2009, 13:35   #2
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Dishwasher is also good for engine parts!
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Never thought of the dishwater. Put them in a pillow case before washing in the washing machine otherwise they can get really damaged.
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Old 11 April 2009, 16:27   #4
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...I thought I was the ONLY one. It was my clean little secret!
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My wife and my ears are going to hate you lot for a long time. Going to give the washing machine ago tonight when she' a sleep.
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Old 11 April 2009, 16:55   #7
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Thank God for that post.....

...I thought I was the ONLY one. It was my clean little secret!
Yep, me too. ...and trail them behind the boat to take out the twists.

I have a full suit of black warps and lines on the new boat which don't show the stains.
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and with a drop of bleach and ocean breeze fabric conditioner they smell great .regards mart
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...I thought I was the ONLY one. It was my clean little secret!
But, Your Honour, unlike mart, I swear I never inhaled...
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Old 11 April 2009, 20:05   #9
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ill leave a few shackles and carabiners on next time that will losen up the lime scale for her in her precious machine lol. it took me 20 mins to work out how to switch it on ,
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not sure the bleach and fabric softener are a good idea for longevity/strength.
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