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Old 21-12-2010, 13:23   #46
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I remembered a thread on the subject that caught my attention.

Washing Clothes Aboard
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Old 21-12-2010, 15:28   #47
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washing in seawater works well--i did that all last year and didnt have a problem with material disintigrating or what is the problem--just donot use chlorine bleach as it tears up clothing badly. lol
sea water actually helps remove soil from clothing-heat it first and add laundry soap--no bleaches or additives. sea water takes care of the dirt with a bit of soap.we used normal saline to cleanse stuff in the hospital-- cuts body dirt and fluids--EXACTLY what is needed in laundry.. heat on stove and use..LOL then rinse with sea water then rinse with fresh when the seat water runs clear. is easy and not hard on clothing unless ye use clorox or other bleaches or additives.
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Old 21-12-2010, 17:08   #49
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OH, I thought this was about the former Dallas Cowboys Coach.

Really Ethical Laundry?

I guess we should go back to beating our stuff on rocks?
Why not? You could call it ethnic laundry
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OH, I thought this was about the former Dallas Cowboys Coach.

Really Ethical Laundry?

I guess we should go back to beating our stuff on rocks?
Why not? You could call it ethnic laundry
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Old 21-12-2010, 17:28   #51
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OH, I thought this was about the former Dallas Cowboys Coach.

Really Ethical Laundry?

I guess we should go back to beating our stuff on rocks?




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Why not? You could call it ethnic laundry

I have some rocks "nature-made" (100% natural) for your laundry duties.

Three sizes fits all needs - Pebble, Rock and Boulder. (pebble also makes soup! )

$10.00 (US) each........................ plus shipping.

We only recommend one per catamaran. Monohulls can have more.



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Old 22-12-2010, 07:23   #52
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OH, I thought this was about the former Dallas Cowboys Coach.

Really Ethical Laundry?

I guess we should go back to beating our stuff on rocks?







I have some rocks "nature-made" (100% natural) for your laundry duties.

Three sizes fits all needs - Pebble, Rock and Boulder. (pebble also makes soup! )

$10.00 (US) each........................ plus shipping.

We only recommend one per catamaran. Monohulls can have more.



You cruel man. That's pet rock abuse.
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Old 22-12-2010, 09:28   #53
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So how do cruisers do their laundry with no laundry mats around?
It is not unusual in really out of the way places for cruisers to do the "dinghy stomp." Your dinghy fills up with rainwater during the night and in the morning you store some of the water in a separate container. Then throw your dirty clothes in with some laundry powder. Then literally "stomp" the clothes in the dinghy. Wring them out and then use the stored water to rinse.
- - What gets fun is when while stomping some of the young ladies decide to shed their own clothes and swim suits while stomping so they get washed.
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Soap Nuts

I've used the soap nuts. Wasn't a fan. They didn't seam to clean very well and just left my clothes smelling like a (clean) hippy.
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when the kids were still in toweling nappies we used to tow them behind the yacht when on passage,then give them a fresh water rinse,no washing powder needed!
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when the kids were still in toweling nappies we used to tow them behind the yacht when on passage,then give them a fresh water rinse,no washing powder needed!

Isn't that child abuse?
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meant the nappies not the kids being towed!!!!!!!!!

mind you now they are older towing them behind gets them clean really quickly!!!!!!
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oh, drat--i was hoping was the kids........mine used to love that part of his bath.....didnt wanna think i was only parent with inventive kid bathing ideas.......
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