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Old 17-08-2014, 09:45   #1
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Washer/Dryer

Looking at buying a Belize 43 in the near future and doing some long term cruising/live aboard. Wonder if anyone has installed a washer/dryer combo a 43 and any recommendation on how/where to install one. also, any particular brand wound be best. Currently thinking about a ventless combo system. Thoughts?
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Re: Washer/Dryer

We looked at a number of models, vented inboard and outboard, when first outfitting our Belize, hull #110. At that time we rejected them because of:
1. Inboard venting would increase humidity inside the boat
2. Increased electrical consumption
3. Increased water use

After 9 years of having laundry done ashore at frequently inordinate expense, we recently purchased on e-bay a small portable washer [Panda Portable Mini Compact Countertop Washing Machine Washer 5.5lbs XPB25-28A (item: 300680361287)] and spin dryer [Mini Countertop CLOTHES DRYER - Portable Compact lightweight Clothes Spin Dryer (321337151730)] that both work remarkably well for their prices and take only a small amount of power. They are cheap, lightweight, and made mostly of plastic.

To keep humidity and spilled water outside the boat we use them in the cockpit with their drain hoses in the scupper under the sliding door.
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