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Old 10-12-2013, 02:50   #31
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Re: How do you do the Laundry?

What kind of saltwater soap? And where do you find it? Dish soap is the only thing I have found yet that works in seawater.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:22   #32
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Re: How do you do the Laundry?

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We always use a nylon net laundry bag, a hunk of salt water soap, and 30-40 ft of line and drag it behind the boat for a couple of hours!! works great and ya still need only a small amount of fresh water to rinse the salt out and line dry! Works for us and is easy !! It may be the OLD way but it's still a good way !!
.... and if you get hungry you can just pick the jellyfish, krill and shrimp out of the seams in your cloths.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:00   #33
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Re: How do you do the Laundry?

Just hang mine on the life lines before a rain storm.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:19   #34
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Re: How do you do the Laundry?

We use a mesh bag, bio-degradable/eco-friendly soap and just do a slow tow or several dunks overboard. We've also used a bucket. The lifelines and boom make for an obvious clothesline.



If I wasn't so energy conscious (paranoid?) at anchor, I might consider something like the Panda portable washing machine.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:32   #35
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Re: How do you do the Laundry?

To be fair, though, you are sailing in fresh water.

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Re: How do you do the Laundry?

One thing about cruising and living aboard, it is great fun for awhile but if you really want to make it a long term proposition especially for your spouse, try not to give up to many of the shore living luxuries. Camping is really only fun for a week, save your marriage, get a washing machine, (Spendide) and the systems that can support it . Learn how they all work so you can fix them yourself.

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Re: How do you do the Laundry?

Looking for the dimensions of the smallest available 220 volt washing machine that I can fit aboard Toodle-oo! Laundry was a major hassle this year on our first 6 month cruise - next year will be even more challenging probably since we'll be in the cooler Baltic/Scandanavian areas...
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