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Postby KarstRanger » April 6th, 2008, 7:05 pm

You folks know any way to soften up nylon rope that is stiff? What I have currently is 1/2 in. white nylon. It is not bad when it is wet, but dry, it is almost too stiff to use it to tie up to the dock. ps - maybe I am dreaming and I just need to replace it, but I thought I would ask... :)
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Re: Stiff nylon rope

Postby Tom Keels » April 6th, 2008, 7:21 pm

Put it in a 5 gallon bucket with some water and some laundry fabric softener. It works well for cast nets so it should work for the rope.
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Re: Stiff nylon rope

Postby Reel Cowboy » April 6th, 2008, 9:29 pm

If its stiff over 4 hours, take it too a doctor.
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Re: Stiff nylon rope

Postby RodBow » April 6th, 2008, 9:31 pm

If its stiff over 4 hours, take it too a doctor

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Re: Stiff nylon rope

Postby Reel Cowboy » April 6th, 2008, 9:36 pm

Sorry KarstRanger, I fought the urge to post that as long as I could.
Try the fabric softner, should work.
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Re: Stiff nylon rope

Postby Good Times » April 6th, 2008, 9:54 pm

Reel Cowboy wrote:Sorry KarstRanger, I fought the urge to post that as long as I could.
Try the fabric softner, should work.


Might work in both cases. :-D :-D :lol:
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Re: Stiff nylon rope

Postby KarstRanger » April 7th, 2008, 9:03 am

Tom Keels wrote:Put it in a 5 gallon bucket with some water and some laundry fabric softener. It works well for cast nets so it should work for the rope.


Thanks guys, I knew I was asking for it :smt005 when I asked this type of question... I probably should have posted it in "Off Topic" and the floodgates of humor would have really opened on me ! But seriously, I am worried that the softener scent will come off while trolling in the river and slow down the bite... :-D

p.s. I'll try the fabric softener and let youall know how it works. KR
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Re: Stiff nylon rope

Postby KarstRanger » April 22nd, 2008, 12:30 am

Tom Keels wrote:Put it in a 5 gallon bucket with some water and some laundry fabric softener. It works well for cast nets so it should work for the rope.


I tried soaking that 1/2 in. nylon line in laundry softener for a couple of days. But, :smt010 it really didn't help. I guess I will just have to spring a whole $10 and buy some new line. Thanks for the suggestions :-)
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