Righting Those Ropes

Boaters are notorious for wanting everything to look neat, tidy and……..CLEAN! So why not keep ropes clean with the occasional wash?! Place one rope into a pillowcase or mesh bag and place in a top loading washing machine.

Try softening stiff ropes in a solution of fresh water and fabric softener. Let them soak overnight, rinse thoroughly and dry away from direct sunlight.

It’s still winter!

While it has been a mild winter for some in the Pacific Northwest, there is still a chance of snow. A few reminders:

  1. Be sure to remove snow from canvas and decks in a timely manner. This will help prevent breakage and moisture ingress.
  2. Keep one engine compartment panel open so that hot air can flow through into the engine space.