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Old 22-06-2009, 18:33   #16
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We have the "Hang up Pro 5 Gallon 4.5 HP Wet/Dry Shop Vac." Amazon.com: Shop-Vac 952-02-62 Hang Up Pro 5-Gallon 4.5 HP Wet/Dry Wall Mounted Vacuum: Home Improvement It takes up very little space and doesn't need to be "hung up." The hose is very long and suction is great. It is easier to store than the traditionally shaped shop vacs.
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Old 22-06-2009, 19:31   #17
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Old 22-06-2009, 20:15   #18
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18 volt w rechargable batteries. Like the Dewalt I use the batts for a drill and zip saw too.
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Old 22-06-2009, 20:28   #19
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Stinger wet/dry. Cheap, durable and inflates such things as the dink. I found a spot midship to tuck it into and bought pool vac hose that would reach (nearly) all the way to both ends of the boat. To get past the power drain we try to time the use with other big power suckers and then start generating power at the same time as we use it.
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Old 22-06-2009, 20:53   #21
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Same as Boompa..Ryobi 18 volt small wet/dry (bustbuster type)as well as wet/dry shop vac...drill, hand sander, flashlight and
fan...all same 18 volt batteries.
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Old 22-06-2009, 22:17   #22
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Went through a lot of vacs. Now we have a shop vac wedged into a corner of the engine room. It will suck up anything and it's quiet. You could say it's built in as we have a hose connection in the forward and aft cabins with a switch beside it. Problem is the hose, where to store it?
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I too use a Stinger shop vac. I used it last fall to remove the oily water that ended up in Sabre Dances' bilge, and it worked like a champ. After that job was done I took it apart n washed it out with grease remover and reassembled it. Never a problem with it.

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We have the "Hang up Pro 5 Gallon 4.5 HP Wet/Dry Shop Vac." Amazon.com: Shop-Vac 952-02-62 Hang Up Pro 5-Gallon 4.5 HP Wet/Dry Wall Mounted Vacuum: Home Improvement It takes up very little space and doesn't need to be "hung up." The hose is very long and suction is great. It is easier to store than the traditionally shaped shop vacs.
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Same here.
Works well and I thought the shape was great.

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I use a Fein turbo. Its wet or dry. Connects to my sander and mulitmaster. Its expensive and well worth the money.
Had a festool, was even more expensive. But a great vac, till it got destroyed when the boat took on water.
The Fein is pretty quiet overall, has adjustable suction, and can power on when the tool is pluged into it. Easier to store than the festool too.
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I haven't tried it yet but I'm planning on trying a hand held Dirt Devil run off an inverter. It's vacuum is pretty strong and has a hose attachment. As a bonus it can also be used to inflate and deflate an inflatable dinghy. I've used it at home to inflate an air mattress.
I have a Dirt Devil Scorpion that runs off the inverter. It really sucks (in a good way). It's an essential piece of equipment.

I also have a shop vac wet-dry for bigger cleanup jobs at the dock or mooring but it is too bulky to take sailing.
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We use the iRobot Roomba: small and robotic!

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We use the iRobot Roomba: small and robotic!

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LOL. Can it climb up companionway steps (those often need vacuuming) and do the galley counters, the cockpit and the bunks too? And can you get it for $24, like the Scorpion?
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Vacuum? On a cruising boat? Okay...might be handy. What would I know, I'm a single guy. I use a brush and dustpan if cleaning occurs to me.

But what is really handy is a little impeller bilge pump with a long hose. It pumps out the anchor locker, the fridge, the clogged head, the odd bilge that doesn't always drain, scrubbed out lockers, helps clean the bilge...etc.
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