Since you spend quite a bit of hard-earned money keeping your boat shipshape and ready for action, why would you tolerate tying up with a set of crusty, dirty dock lines? And since a good set of new lines can cost a pretty penny as well, why not prolong their life and keep them looking new?
We’ve found that the easiest and least time-consuming way to clean dirty dock lines is to throw them in your washing machine, just like a pair of jeans. Run them on a high-agitation level with hot water and a normal dose of detergent. If you have white dock lines, throw in a bit of bleach to brighten them up as well. Don’t forget the fabric softener because it makes the lines come out of the washer clean and soft, just like new.