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Old 30-01-2014, 20:09   #91
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Re: Laundry While Cruising

She's that good looking and you wont even let her wash your clothes unless she really really reallllly wants to?

Whats your lat and Lon?
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Old 30-01-2014, 20:33   #92
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I am not a fan of dragging dirty laundry behind the boat, as it impregnates the material with marine organisms/tide line oil slicks, carbon from exhaust and takes a lot more fresh water to get that out, than normal fresh water soak in minimal detergent and a rinse.

We have separate 5 gallon sealed buckets for white and colored soaks. They are lashed to the aft deck and the motion underway is enough to agitate them and gently remove the dirt.

We simply add the dirty clothes to the soak bucket and choose the final rub and laundry day when rinse water and hang drying conditions are the best.

I also challenge the mindset that 3rd world families have a lesser standard of cleanliness.
In the traditional remote villages I actually found it to be the opposite as they have an almost religious belief that cleanliness assures good health.

My Filipino girlfriend does not like to use our washing machine except for bedding and towels as she doesn’t think it gets it clean enough.

She insists on the soak/ hand wash method to satisfy her standards and I am relegated to the lesser wring-out responsibility since I also don’t meet her standards of cleaning or hanging out to dry.

Who am I to argue.... !
You poor sot...
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Old 30-01-2014, 21:00   #93
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Re: Laundry While Cruising

Guys… the photo was to show you the buckets…. Not your ‘Bucket List
Shame on you!!
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Old 31-01-2014, 06:07   #94
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I do however feel for myself that cramming a bunch of amp guzzling machines onboard is over the top.
Depends if You use a generator onboard. If so it is not bad to have some useful machine to connect it when in low-amp phase of loading the batteries. More load on generator make it more happy
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Old 31-01-2014, 06:13   #95
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Guys… the photo was to show you the buckets…. Not your ‘Bucket List
Shame on you!!
They are just jealous....

I must admit You have a beatiful buckets on board...
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Old 31-01-2014, 06:44   #96
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I am relegated to the lesser wring-out responsibility since I also don’t meet her standards of cleaning or hanging out to dry.
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Sounds like a major relationship issue in the making. Does that mean when you are dirty she has clean you? I had never really thought a dirty smelling body as being foreplay.
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Re: Laundry While Cruising

Splendide 2100 with vent to a screw down Charlie noble
Works very well! Ours is 7 yrs old and cleans like a champ
We hang out washing while at anchor a and use the drier feature at the dock

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Guys… the photo was to show you the buckets…. Not your ‘Bucket List
Shame on you!!
Yeah. Shame on me too. Nice bucket (s).

This wearing clean clothes everyday stance is somewhat incompatible with liveaboard life on a small boat. Particularly in this frigid winter weather.

I was recently maligned, nay, insulted at my local pub. I was wearing a shortsleeved T over a longsleeved T, and an observant female commented that I'd worn the same clothes the day before.

The nerve!

That wasn't entirely true (or false) I pointed out to one and all, as I had worn the shortsleeves on the inside the day before. Counting turning the shirts inside out, I still had two more days of wear on these same two shirts.

Budget cruising 101.

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I am astonished at the lengths women will go to look "better" for men.......

I don't think men care much about that stuff. We want you to stay clean and stay lean.

End of rant.
Double standards at play .
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Personally I was making a funny comment , CF seems to getting very serious these days lol

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Double standards at play .
SL, you are the daughter of a low down dirty sea dog! I posted that snarky comment months, possibly years ago. I've ... ahem... evolved since then.

Way far.
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SL, you are the daughter of a low down dirty sea dog! I posted that snarky comment months, possibly years ago.
All correct but the 'dirty' bit .

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All correct but the 'dirty' bit .

Ha. You win. That was funny.

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I am not a fan of dragging dirty laundry behind the boat, as it impregnates the material with marine organisms/tide line oil slicks, carbon from exhaust and takes a lot more fresh water to get that out, than normal fresh water soak in minimal detergent and a rinse.

We have separate 5 gallon sealed buckets for white and colored soaks. They are lashed to the aft deck and the motion underway is enough to agitate them and gently remove the dirt.

We simply add the dirty clothes to the soak bucket and choose the final rub and laundry day when rinse water and hang drying conditions are the best.

I also challenge the mindset that 3rd world families have a lesser standard of cleanliness.
In the traditional remote villages I actually found it to be the opposite as they have an almost religious belief that cleanliness assures good health.

My Filipino girlfriend does not like to use our washing machine except for bedding and towels as she doesn’t think it gets it clean enough.

She insists on the soak/ hand wash method to satisfy her standards and I am relegated to the lesser wring-out responsibility since I also don’t meet her standards of cleaning or hanging out to dry.

Who am I to argue.... !
Best of both worlds. Hand massage and machine when necessary.

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