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Old 19-07-2016, 10:10   #16
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Re: Anyone used one of these collapsible "washing machine" bags???

I'm thinking a rectangular, collapsing basin (with good support when expanded) might work best, like this https://www.amazon.com/Camco-42973-R.../dp/B004RCZB38

The legs are steel I believe, but if (big 'if') you can keep them from rusting away then it appears to be a good option.

That Yirego Drumi looks awesome, though appears to take up too much space for my 27, and I'd like to avoid carrying a 5 gallon bucket, unless I decide to convert my V-Berth into a garage (which I prefer to avoid). Even if I don't use it for sleeping, visible clutter stresses me out.
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Old 19-07-2016, 11:05   #17
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Re: Anyone used one of these collapsible "washing machine" bags???

A collapsible dish pan might work for you too. But the one I have seems a little small.

I might be inclined to do the dry bag but not the $50 dollar one.
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This isn't on sale yet but it could be a contender when it does.

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I am surprised someone hasn't learned how to power something like that with wave action. Take a line from the drum and hang over board and at the end in the water put out something like a flopper stopper.
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I am surprised someone hasn't learned how to power something like that with wave action. Take a line from the drum and hang over board and at the end in the water put out something like a flopper stopper.
In Travels with Charley in Search of America, John Steinbeck described how he did laundry: put his clothes, water, and soap in a bucket, put a lid on the bucket, put the bucket in the back of his camper/truck, and drove to his next destination. The agitation provided by the truck's vibration was sufficient to get his clothes clean.

I've copied his method with good success in my automobile travels, so I tried it on a sailboat. If the boat gets sailed, there will be plenty of agitation. Very little soap is required. Don't forget to secure the bucket. I haven't tried it on a catamaran.
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Re: Anyone used one of these collapsible "washing machine" bags???

I stupidly ordered this thing without realizing that it doesn't ship until 2017, which most likely means never. yirego

Just what's wrong with a sink and soapy water?

Whatever scorn I receive, I deserve.

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I stupidly ordered this thing without realizing that it doesn't ship until 2017, which most likely means never. yirego

Just what's wrong with a sink and soapy water?

Whatever scorn I receive, I deserve.

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We currently use our home depot 5 gallon bucket out on deck and hand agitate. We may switch over to an all black bucket and put it in the sun to get hot-ish water.
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Old 20-07-2016, 15:12   #22
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Re: Anyone used one of these collapsible "washing machine" bags???

I've heard of putting the laundry, detergent, and water in thick bag. Put it in the dingy and tow it behind the boat. Plenty of agitation.lol If you have solar power/inverter there are plenty of RV washing machines that are $100 or less. You just line dry afterwards.
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Re: Anyone used one of these collapsible "washing machine" bags???

It seems that washing is easier than wringing and drying. We were thinking about a portable spinner we can use to spin dry our clothes after washing in a bucket. We have generator but not sure we want to devote space to mini washer.


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It seems that washing is easier than wringing and drying. We were thinking about a portable spinner we can use to spin dry our clothes after washing in a bucket. We have generator but not sure we want to devote space to mini washer.


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Im seriously considering an industrial salad spinner. There are 2.5 to 5 gallon versions. If you google around they come up at about half the cost of a wringer. You can then use them for washing large amounts of fruit and veg when you provision.
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I like the washing machine. the size of a small dog or kid will fit most boats.
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Re: Anyone used one of these collapsible "washing machine" bags???

Here is a good little one I used once in a friends cabin but would love one for my boat .

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Thanks everyone for the info. On balance, I think I'll stick to the tried and true bucket and plunger :-D

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Plunge right in. The wash water's fine.


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