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Old 13 September 2005, 06:09   #1
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sexy ropes that look like new

my ropes were looking the worse for wear on my shetland so i decided to buy new ones, the were 7 years old and dirty and green if you know what i mean

well here is a tip

take em off and soak in tescos cheap bleach to kill the green stuff then put em in the washing machine on a fairly hot wash, they look fantastic and like new again

ps dont tell the mrs
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Old 13 September 2005, 06:18   #2
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..not good for ALL materials... I know, I've fecked some up like this.....cold wash only.... some bright spark will tell me what type... I think it was the Nylon ones I b****d ...or was it the Polyprop........ ..and I'm fairly sure that bleach is a no-no for Nylon too...
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Old 13 September 2005, 07:19   #3
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..not good for ALL materials... I know, I've fecked some up like this.....cold wash only.... some bright spark will tell me what type... I think it was the Nylon ones I b****d ...or was it the Polyprop........ ..and I'm fairly sure that bleach is a no-no for Nylon too...
It didn't do your hair any good either
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Old 13 September 2005, 11:16   #4
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the ropes are only for mooring up with so not as if life and death depended on their breaking strain and they seem perfect, dont forget some clothing is stuff

if they were ropes for parachutes or such like i would do no such thing

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the ropes are only for mooring up with so not as if life and death depended on their breaking strain chris

Whoaaa there! Be careful now....

Someone's life may well depend on the strength of your ropes!
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I am never fussed in the slightest about the state of my mooring lines, personally I use garden twine. Even that is overkill for an 8m boat in 3kts of tide rubbing against a pontoon. Next year I intend to use some bungees or some nice ribbon.
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Some nice coloured wool perhaps?
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i did forget to say that my ropes were 10 m long each but they shrunk in the wash and are now only 3 m long and 4 x as thick so making a knot will be tricky

just kidding they are great, the mrs likes clean ropes!!!
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Try using Lenor. Spring Fresh ropes and prevents bobbling...
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Ah, but is it kind to your hands? Can the kids snuggle up to your ropes and go to sleep on them when the little buggers haven't been to bed for 4 days? If you have nice soft ropes will you pull better birds?

We need to know...

"The Mrs likes clean ropes"

Priceless!
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