Hatch Cover webbing

Any ideas how to “soften” the webbing straps that secure my hatches? Over the last 12 years or so they have hardened big time.


Clean them…
…then soak them with fabric softener…

If you are paddling in salt water teh salt accumulates and stiffins the webbing.

Another problem might be degradation due to UV exposure. Treat with 303, or if too far gone replace.