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Old 02-10-2011, 23:53   #16
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Re: Laundry Ball

Doing your laundry in a pickle jar?
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:36   #17
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The best laundry "machine" I've ever used was invented by The Admiral of Dazzle s/v.

You put dirty laundry in a bucket, together with some water and a bit of laundry detergent, and let it sit for a bit. Then you take a simple sink plunger (clean and plunge it a few times. If the laundry is very dirty, let it sit a bit longer and plunge it again and again. Rinse the laundry as usual.
It gets rid of toughest stains and oldest dirt. It costs about $3. Imho, it's the best.
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Disposable clothing?
Or wear your birthday suit every day.
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What, no love for this gadget?

No love for that at all. Had one briefly, went in the trash. Too big to stow anywhere, too small to do any laundry.
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:36   #21
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The best laundry "machine" I've ever used was invented by The Admiral of Dazzle s/v.

You put dirty laundry in a bucket, together with some water and a bit of laundry detergent, and let it sit for a bit. Then you take a simple sink plunger (clean and plunge it a few times. If the laundry is very dirty, let it sit a bit longer and plunge it again and again. Rinse the laundry as usual.
It gets rid of toughest stains and oldest dirt. It costs about $3. Imho, it's the best.
This one gets my vote. Easiest solution I've found next to collecting it and taking it to the Wash n Fold. As long as I am gainfully employed the Wash n Fold gets my stuff, been doing it that way for over 10 years now. But while I was living aboard, a bucket and plunger was the way to go. Sorta like churning butter. I found it to be relaxing.
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This is my washing machine...........


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I was surprised to find they are quite common. Amazon has them. Not cheap though.
Amazon.com: Best Hand Clothes Wringer: Kitchen & Dining

You ain't kidden.

Will it fit a 5gal bucket? Doesn't look like it will.
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Will it fit a 5gal bucket? Doesn't look like it will.

You need a good base to clamp on to, like a rail mount for an outboard.
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There I was thinking a laundry ball had to be hoisted to indicate you were washing clothes.
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There I was thinking a laundry ball had to be hoisted to indicate you were washing clothes.
Clearly this only applies when washing clothes at anchor.
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Clearly this only applies when washing clothes at anchor.
Only if you want all the cruisers to bring theirs over for you....
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OK, the laundry ball was a scam. Should have checked google first. But I loved all of the laundry info. Any thoughts on fabrics that wash and dry better than others?
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What not to love? Wash your clothes while out- then make cement when you get to marina? Fits the rule- no single use item
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