My lines are green.
I was trying to fly my kite in one of the "no fly zones" while camping on the north shore of Lake Erie. A narrow beach with a tree lined 30-40 foot ridge. First try, no good. I waited for the wind to pick up and found it was good if I stood out in the water with it just past my knees. It worked great for long time. So long my neck was getting sore from looking up at my kite.
There was too many people around for me to try anything other than loops and figure 8's. When I landed my kite my lines went in the water. When I got it back in the air I found my line had become fouled with algea. Still flew though
When I called it quits, my lines went into the water again and collected more nasty green algea. It was bad. As I was winding my lines, I had maybe 15-20 pounds of the stuff caught in my lines.
It has even better when my wife tried to help
by undoing my lines from the kite.
Now I'm up to about 40 pounds of green seaweed tangled in my lines with a big knot in the end.
After I had everything sorted out I noticed my lines are now stained green and smell like the lake. Any ideas on how to clean my lines and get rid of the smell at least? I can live with the colour as it matches my kite
, but the smell has got to go. What kind of cleaners can I use that will not harm my lines?