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Old 15 October 2007, 15:59   #21
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I wash my ropes every year in the washing machine. 30 degrees Centigrade and normal washing powder. To save yourself time, indeed put the ropes in a bag. Otherwise one huge knot will be the result. No matter how you did put the ropes in.
I never dry them in the dryer. Too hot to me. I hang the ropes loosely to dry. So when it rains outside the whole living room is occupied

You will feel the difference after washing immediately. The ropes have lost their stubborness. I never discovered a disadvantage by washing.

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Old 16 October 2007, 05:55   #22
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To get to the root of the issue..what washing powder should one use, should one add Comfort or Dreft. Do ribnetters use Surf and proper sailors Omo and Fairy likwid.

Perhaps the RYA should sudsidise a white paper on the issue.

Cleaning ropes is good if for no other reason that it makes em easier to handle, stow and coil
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On normal ropes any powder will do but some ropes are treated to be water repellent and then you MUST use a gentle soap like Lux.
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My Father always taught me that I should look after my ropes.
yus. mi dadd albirt didd az wel.

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So that's why you're always hanging around Garfy!!!
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On normal ropes any powder will do but some ropes are treated to be water repellent and then you MUST use a gentle soap like Lux.

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What a load of silly suds we are.
There were two nautical nuns in a bath and one said "Where's the soap?" and the other said "Yes I find it does as well"
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What a load of silly suds we are.
There were two nautical nuns in a bath and one said "Where's the soap?" and the other said "Yes I find it does as well"
. . which always reminds me of the architect who had his house made backwards so he could watch TV.
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Good to see this thread has become entwined with a bit of humour

gArfy it's as well they made your dadda redundant or you might have met him in the course of his duties if you twig what I mean
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