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Old 02-10-2011, 08:35   #1
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Has anyone heard of a "laundry ball"? It promises clean clothes with no soap. I ran into it at the county fair. If it works it sounds like it could be wonderful. I have written to ask if it works in salt water but so far no answer.
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you can't wash clothes in salt water! If they dry they'll be stiff as a board and will absorb moisture if there's a bit of humidity in the air.
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None of those quick, easy laundry things work well. If you're seriously thinking of doing laundry aboard ( and do not have a great big boat with washer and dryer) the best thing you can get is a good quality hand wringer.
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Does it sound too good to be true? If so, it likely is (pure “bunkum”).
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What is wrong with salt water for washing???? dont you like stiff and scratchy underwear??
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Re: Laundry Ball

If you have a sturdy 5 gal bucket and lid, put clothes, detergent and water in that, seal the lid and trail it astern letting the wind chop at anchor bounce it around. Then rinse/wring it out and let it dry! Works pretty good. We most often found it more fun to take the laundry to town and let someone do it for us though... everything's an adventure! Sometimes it comes back perfect and folded and sometimes it comes back with rust stains!
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Re: Laundry Ball

I'm sure you can wash clothes without soap, the same as you can shower or bath without soap. The result depends upon your definition of "clean", as well as how dirty things were to begin with.
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What is wrong with salt water for washing???? dont you like stiff and scratchy underwear??

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None of those quick, easy laundry things work well. If you're seriously thinking of doing laundry aboard ( and do not have a great big boat with washer and dryer) the best thing you can get is a good quality hand wringer.
Where would you look for one of these?
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Where would you look for one of these?
I was surprised to find they are quite common. Amazon has them. Not cheap though.
Amazon.com: Best Hand Clothes Wringer: Kitchen & Dining
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I better NOT say anything,,,I would get in trouble,,,,o-well, i say it anyways,,,,,you can always get a ball washer

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I was surprised to find they are quite common. Amazon has them. Not cheap though.
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They aren't cheap but they are time tested.
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They aren't cheap but they are time tested.
real easy on the batteries too.
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Re: Laundry Ball

Laundry is an issue living aboard and when the Admiral's not happy, no one is happy. So I installed a watermaker and a small washer. Life is good.
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What, no love for this gadget?

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