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Old 14-10-2014, 19:56   #16
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

I was told the best ironing board on a boat was the space between the cushions and the plywood underneath. Keep your clothes there for a day or two and voila - they come out ironed like.
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Old 14-10-2014, 21:44   #17
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

If it won't press under my mattress, I won't have it aboard ! LOL
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Old 14-10-2014, 21:56   #18
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

The general rule is to make things on a boat be useful for more than function,
so I would say an ironing board would not qualify, when other flat things can be used instead, I just use my kitchen table when I must iron things.

The iron itself doesn't take up much space, and in fact a steam iron can be useful for different things.
i say get the iron, not the ironing board.
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

What's an "iron" and why does it need a board?
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Old 15-10-2014, 01:53   #20
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

We have a travel iron, it will make steam, for raising crushed timber grain. It also helps me prepare fabrics for sewing projects. And, rarely, it has been used to remove wrinkles for shoreside events. I like having it aboard. I just have to remember what kind of electricity it is set for, (110 or 220). It works off our 110 inverter or local shore power.

I would have loved to have a sleeve board aboard (no smart alec comments, pls), but take up so much room on a small boat it was out of the question.

For the OP, some marinas have ironing boards in the laundry rooms in Oz, others, not.
Places where there are working liveaboards are more likely to have them laid on.

Ultimately it will depend on the person who wants the ironing board and for what purposes the ironing will happen.

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Old 15-10-2014, 02:47   #21
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

Put a stop to this nonsense now otherwise she will be wanting you to clean fish and pull anchors and all sorts of other woman's work.
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

We have a travel iron. Use a towel and flat surface. Don't use it much, but when needed its there. We have been to the odd event where even in our best ironed gear, we still look like grotty yachties compared to the locals, esp in SE Asia.
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

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An iron came with our boat when we bought it. It was one of the first things to come off. I haven't used or needed one in seven years
Wow! I see what you mean. Its a great look


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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

Darned if I remember why, but years ago I bought the wife a propane powered curling iron, I have a propane powered soldering iron, wonder if there is a propane powered clothes iron?
My wife irons almost all her clothes, but not any of mine, what does that mean?
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

if ye fold your clothes instead of chuck em into a drawer they will be presentable when you wish to wear them. no wrinkles..lol....
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

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The general rule is to make things on a boat be useful for more than function,
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I agree - Get a big heavy iron and use it as a weapon to repel pirates instead of a gun.

(one troll's attempt to turn an ironing board thread into a gun thread - proving any thread can be a gun thread - )

You could also use a heavy iron as an aux anchor...

What's the world's best iron for a catamaran? We all know mono drivers are heathens and don't need flat clothes...

(How's that for a triple whammy...)
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Old 15-10-2014, 09:12   #27
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

Well we lived on and off our sailboat for over a year three times. While I could have lived w/o an ironing board my wife thought she needed one/ and used it from time to time. But we found that that the 3 foot long 'table top' board that only has 2" legs worked fine for us and much easier to store.
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Re: Do we really need an ironing board

I can't imagine ever taking clothes that require ironing when I go cursing, is especially on a boat in that size range. Some of the laundromats such as the one in Marsh Harbour will have places to iron.
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I can't imagine ever taking clothes that require ironing when I go cursing, is especially on a boat in that size range. Some of the laundromats such as the one in Marsh Harbour will have places to iron.
Oh, lord here we go using foul language again, what's up with that ?
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Old 15-10-2014, 09:30   #30
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

Get a steam iron. Learned it when sending granddaughter off to college. Works great. Have a wonderful time!
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