No, stretch it to your needed area, tie it off and cut it. That way it's ready for future uses and to the exact length you need it.
We put on a full load of clothes and towels and it has no problem. We put a 7 foot pole in the middle and an extra loop around the stop on the reel so it doesn't slip. Works great.
I think so. My daugther husband is big and she hang a lot of jeans.
Yes, I did restring it for the purpose I bought it for
NYLON LINE SEEMS IT WOULD HOLD UP IN SALTWATER
You would pull the line to activate the retractor and them slowly let it rewind back into the unit.