Originally Posted by zboss
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