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Old 22-01-2016, 07:12   #61
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I'm considering the "bucket and toilet plunger" washing machine. I think it was first developed in the Ozarks,- the land of my heritage!
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I'm considering the "bucket and toilet plunger" washing machine. I think it was first developed in the Ozarks,- the land of my heritage!
We used to have a hand cranked one with a plastic drum in a frame that was rotatable like a hose reel. It had a tight fitting cap and when rotated with washing powder in the relatively small amount of fresh water water it created a foaming that did an excellent job. I forget the make or where we bought it (in Europe)but it worked great for very little money or effort and no battery amps. We did only use it in a dockside situation so as to have ample fresh water on hand for rinsing. Stupidly we let it go with the boat we sold before we moved here to live on the trawler which originally had a boat AC mains washer installed
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Costal cruising at retirement

Go for a front loader instead they're way better. We had an Edgestar with vented dryer in use in apt and then on the boat for 8 yrs total before it bit the dust. Otoh I had one of these top loaders in an apt and it was useless. Mine was same brand but different model.



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