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Old 17-10-2014, 18:52   #46
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

Ok, Surprised me to hear how many cruisers actually do care to spiff up once in a while, I will be using a towel and the cabin table instead of a board, and looking for the right iron for the job.

Since its a monohull I'll look for a little extra ballast in the base that way I wont need to add a hatch to davy jones locker. I am conflicted though as to whether a 44 mag or 45 ACP would be more effective on those wrinkled pirates that I might meet while cursing my way around the Caribbean!

Thanks for the opinions, see ya on the water.
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Old 17-10-2014, 19:34   #47
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

Ironing boards scare me. If we had one my wife might want to iron out my wrinkles too.
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Old 17-10-2014, 20:07   #48
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A towel on the table should work fine. Now what about one of those antique irons that are a solid chunk of iron? It could double as a weight on a lead line!
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Old 17-10-2014, 21:00   #49
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.. while cursing my way around the Caribbean!

Aarrrr!!! If the cursing doesn't work, try using the iron those wrinkled pirates.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:08   #50
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

If you want to skip the iron, just hang your clothes up spray the wrinkles with a bit of (very) diluted fabric softener, and pull them taught. When they dry you're good to go.


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Old 06-03-2015, 07:15   #51
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Yeah, I've noticed it too. Wives tend to iron. Put them in a stressful situation, and they iron all the more. Must have something to do with their genetic makeup, I don't know. But what I do know is that if you really tee them off, you'll end up with double pleats in your shirt collars and burn marks in the crotch of your pants.

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My wife doesn't iron. She has never ironed and I don't think she knows how to iron.

I can iron but in reality, when I used to wear dress shirts to work I found it easier and better to take them to a place that washed and ironed them for $1.00 each.


We don't go places where ironed garments are required any more except for weddings and funerals. At my age it's mostly funerals.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:28   #52
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

Has anybody mentioned a steamer?
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

my wife says, "polyester don't need pressin'"
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Goat Tower.
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

We have a 1500 watt inverter that runs a small travel iron. The iron works great! I use a towel and the settee, or our table in the salon. That seems to get the worst of the creases out and makes us presentable for the rest of civilization. Enjoy the Bahamas!

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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

For the sailboat and related shore activities, I prefer the no-ironed look, but there are, rarely, occasions where a neat press is de rigueur; instead of folding, I've found rolling keeps clothes more wrinkle free and helps with stowing them.

We've got a small travel iron aboard because my wife wanted it. Even a fairly large boat can be a small space and freedom for some personal choices adds to the harmony.

As for multi-use items aboard, I really like having a steamer; it can get rid of wrinkles in a lady's dress and nothing cleans like steam. I carry this one: Amazon.com - DBTech Multi-Purpose Pressurized Steam Cleaning and Sanitizing System with Attachments - Great Handheld Steam Cleaner For Bed Bug Treatment - Clothing, Fabric, Garments, Indoors, Outdoor, Kitchen, Bathroom, Shower, Closet, Patio, Garage

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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

A travel iron is a good item to have aboard and doesn't take much room to store. When we lived aboard we had a small tabletop ironing board that stowed easily behind a settee, but a regular flat bedsheet folded several times can make a nice surface to iron on. I found towels didn't work so well as they would leave a "texture" in finer fabrics.
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