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Old 26-03-2012, 10:09   #16
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Re: Laundry While Cruising

Good Lord ! where ya folks been ?? ya never seen a nylon washing Bag ? they sell em in surplus stores and outdoor stores, just a semi heavy nylon mesh bag with a pull string top. Put your suff in with some salt water soap tye a good line to it toss over board (make sure its tyed to a rail or somewhere LOL) tow for a couple of hours and retrive and rinse with a small amout of fresh water, dry and wear! make white super white !! simple and work free almost, saves fresh water and time Just and oldtimers trick !!
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Old 26-03-2012, 11:23   #17
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Now that is a solution I could live with. I have learned not to put poo plumbing overboard to clean it though. Last time a put a little pipe for a soak overnight it had a moray eel (tiny one) that thought it had a new home in the morning. Darn hard to get him out, even after he was on deck. I'd hate to see one of those in your pants.
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Old 27-03-2012, 11:02   #18
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We use a Wonder Wash, $40.00 and works great. There's a pic of Brenda[Wayward Wench] using it in port...Michael..

Mesh bag also works......

Pic is on the blogsite
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I tried the Wonder Wash but quickly went back to a bucket and feet. Just seemed more trouble than it was worth. We use one of these wringers which really decreases the amount of work with rinsing.
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i have a wonderwash i bought used from a friend and i still use my bucket and plunger......
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Old 27-03-2012, 11:43   #21
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Bucket and plunger method works for me--with a little Joy or Dawn dish detergent. I do rinse in fresh water if I have enough to spare.
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i found joy or dawn doesnt clean clothes well unless a lot of it is used....i use laundry detergent...powdered and with good results even in salt water.....
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Now ladies- No fighting over the soap please . Buckets on board do have the advantage of not picking up critters.
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ont fighting--just sayin what i found works with dirty clothing...
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I would never accuse Zee of fighting, unless she chased me around her boat with her Louisville slugger.
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lol--i left that on my boat..so i cant fight...
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i found joy or dawn doesnt clean clothes well unless a lot of it is used....i use laundry detergent...powdered and with good results even in salt water.....
I wonder Zee if the liquid laundry stuff would work well or better. I know it does here at home. I imagine that joy would really suds up.
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Seems to me that the typical laundry detergent is far more powerful than any dish detergent. Seems dish detergent is made to be kind to skin where laundry detergents meant for machine washing are anything but kind to skin. They seem a bit caustic.
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I have been told in the past that there is little difference between dish soap and shampoo other than price and perfume. I'm sure the female sailors here would have something to say about that.
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A bucket works but it's best if you need to wash your feet at the same time !! connie says thats the top of multi tasking LOL
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