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    Posted: 09 Jun 19 at 7:15pm
I've got a length of Marlow Dyneema Excel, it's going to be a replacement main halyard for our club Laser 2. It will be cleated off on a normal horned cleat.

We don't race it so no issues there. However it is really oily. I've read somewhere that it's best to wash it before use. Is this correct?
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I have put the ropes of my boats in the washing machine, never had any problems, not sure about oil though.

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Put it in a mesh bag or pillowcase though or you'll be dismantling the washer to get it out  Embarrassed

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Originally posted by Riv

I've got a length of Marlow Dyneema Excel, it's going to be a replacement main halyard for our club Laser 2. It will be cleated off on a normal horned cleat.

We don't race it so no issues there. However it is really oily. I've read somewhere that it's best to wash it before use. Is this correct?

actually oily ?  or  more that the cover feels slick and polished compared to  cheap rope ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 19 at 12:25pm
I put mine in a sleeping bag 'bag' got a draw string.
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Washing machine will work well.
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