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Halyards and topping lift

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rothwell_neil says:

Just taken all my halyards down as they were green with algae, dirty, mucky and stiff. Put them through the washing machine with biological washing liquid, put them through twice on 40C with astonishing results. Kim was out obviously. Come up like new and lovely and soft.
Originally posted at 4:19AM, 26 February 2014 PDT (permalink)
rothwell_neil edited this topic 68 months ago.

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Skykomish1 says:

hope Kim doesn't have access to your Flickr account...lol
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If there are shackles or thimbles attached to the halyards them put into a cloth bag with course weave before washing.
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BERT A24 says:

If you don't want to risk the washing machine, dilute some Patio Magic in a bucket of water and soak halyards and lines for a couple of days. The residual chemicals left in the rope will help prevent further growth for up to twelve months.
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A264 Clytie says:

How do you re-reeve the halyards? I have a new main halyard on order and have been coming up with different ideas the last couple of days. Thanks.
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blueachilles says:

Clytie,

Sew the end of the new line to the old one, end to end. We usually put a bit of masking tape or self amalgamating tape round the join for security. Pull on th old one, gently, and the new one will follow.

Keep the old ones and use them next year in the same way when you take the halliards off to wash them.

On the subject of which, we always use the washing machine for halliards & sheets, 40 degs, gentle wash. We take off any shackles etc and sometimes we put the ropes in a pillow case to avoid them tangling. Which doesn't usually work.

Di has asked me to say that she is impressed that Neil knows how to use the washing machine even if Kim is out.
Originally posted 68 months ago. (permalink)
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A264 Clytie says:

What's a washing machine?
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bengunn2 says:

Isn't it the noisey thing in the outboard well??
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busy home [deleted] says:

No thats an egg wisk.... My washing machine is called Sue.
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pjbharrison says:

Neil
Check Flickrmail, please
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