We looked at a number of models, vented inboard and outboard
, when first outfitting our Belize
#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
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.