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Practical Sailor
Editorial Office
7820 S Holiday Dr.
Suite 315
Sarasota, FL 34231
Email Editor

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Practical Sailor
P.O. Box 8535
Big Sandy, TX 75755-8535

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Inside Practical Sailor Blog

Rope Washing Advice From the Pros

by Darrell Nicholson on April 15, 2014

The rope should be tightly coiled or tied in a daisy-chain, and then placed inside a pillowcase. Front-loading washing machines are recommended; an up-and-down motion is preferable to the rotary motion of most common household machines. Without coiling or daisy-chaining, a rope can turn into an impressive tangle. The pillowcase further restricts the motion of the rope and prevents the rope from wrapping around the central agitator, which can destroy ropes and break washing machines.

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