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Old 10-06-2015, 14:50   #16
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Umm, you've never seen a washing machine on a boat?

It's not at all uncommon these days. I've had one on my boat these last six years and it is one of the most treasured pieces of gear on board. Very reliable and incredibly useful. You don't need it for short coastal cruises, but dealing with dirty clothes and bedding is such a PITA on a long cruise or when living aboard, that the washing machine is worth its weight in gold for these uses.

Mine is a Eudora (Eumenia in some markets) Sparmeister 802 washer/dryer. It was installed in my boat as part of the original build and has its own cabinet in the passage cabin. It is a heavy, simple, primitive, but very robust device which has given almost no trouble. Small capacity and even smaller for drying -- you wouldn't have it in your house. It exhausts the drying air right into the cabin -- no vent or condensor. It uses tons of water. But it works.

A washing machine on a boat is a bit like a bear which dances -- it's not how well it dances, but that it dances at all, which is impressive I use it even underway -- it runs off the inverter.

I agree, if you are going to spend any extended time at all on your boat, you should try to have all the comforts of home , because, lets face it , it is ! Nobody wants to camp for to long , especially the females .

I have a Splendide.

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Old 10-06-2015, 16:21   #17
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Re: Washing machine

I have Whirlpool that looks enough like the Splendide (many have recommended) to have been made in the same factory. My Whirlpool has been unreliable. There are many similar machines under various brands including Sears, Maytag, and so on. Only the front panel is different.
My Whirlpool was so unreliable I bought a newer used one to take apart for parts. The price of a new motor and motor control card was more than the original price of the washer.
It can be a lot of work to install a washer only to take it out in a few months for repairs. I have done it three times in three years.
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Old 10-06-2015, 16:46   #18
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I have Whirlpool that looks enough like the Splendide (many have recommended) to have been made in the same factory. My Whirlpool has been unreliable. There are many similar machines under various brands including Sears, Maytag, and so on. Only the front panel is different.
My Whirlpool was so unreliable I bought a newer used one to take apart for parts. The price of a new motor and motor control card was more than the original price of the washer.
It can be a lot of work to install a washer only to take it out in a few months for repairs. I have done it three times in three years.
Sorry to hear of your troubles with this I have gear like that, but our Eudora has been really good. It's now 14 years old and has been in constant use in my ownership for six years. When there are females on board it seems that it never stops running (nor do I stop running to replenish the water tanks ). In all that time, I've only had one breakdown -- a loose bolt. Knock on wood.
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what! No gin tank but onboard washing machine? Oh the humanity!
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REALLY!!! a washing machine on a boat, and not a power boat. Well I think I have heard it all now and am ready to quit living and sailing my boat after over 60 years on the water and boating. The cruising life is supposed to take you away from these needs not add to reducing your vessels space by something that will surely fail when you want it most, but I'm easy go ahead indulge til you realize that it was a dumb fantasy and you don't need the repairs aggravation. By the way, by all means stay away from Splendide, there equipment has the highest rate of failure.
I can't believe you have never heard of a washing machine on a cruising boat. If you have the space and resources, why wouldn't you have the best to make life easy. The old days of living rough and rationing food and water are gone. The world has changed a cruising is no longer camping on water.

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In your opinion. But of course, everyone else is just as entitled to their opinions as you are to yours. I can't imagine having a washing machine on my boat, but I'm certainly not arrogant enough to think that anyone who doesn't share that attitude is somehow wrong.

To each his own.

(Never mind the fact that you just resurrected a 10-year-old thread, apparently for the sole purpose of squawking at others.)

So if that's true than why did I receive a a 10 year old post in my in box and I would never presume someone else is wrong on any vessel. However, thanks for agreeing with me.
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Re: Washing machine

Whirlpool Duet.
The compact washers tend to break down more often. But if room is limited..


Why can't things remain where i carelessly left them?
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REALLY!!! a washing machine on a boat, and not a power boat. Well I think I have heard it all now and am ready to quit living and sailing my boat after over 60 years on the water and boating. The cruising life is supposed to take you away from these needs not add to reducing your vessels space by something that will surely fail when you want it most, but I'm easy go ahead indulge til you realize that it was a dumb fantasy and you don't need the repairs aggravation. By the way, by all means stay away from Splendide, there equipment has the highest rate of failure.
WOW, that has to be the record, reviving a thread that's been dead for 10 years and then some.
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