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Old 22-05-2021, 13:58   #1
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Cordless Boat Washoff options?

We've read a number of posts on this... andI can't find any of them now!

But we're looking for a compact/functional option to hang a hose over the side w/ filter that would attach to some type of pump/sprayer to wash off salt/grime after a good scrub. We've bought into Ryobi's 18 volt interchangeables to save space, but they don't seem to have a decent option.

If anyone's got a solution that they're happy with, I'd appreciate hearing!

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Old 26-05-2021, 22:09   #2
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Re: Cordless Boat Washoff options?

Our salt water wash down pump can also take fresh water via hose. We get fresh water in homer buckets from shore in dinghy and wash boat at anchor. Not ideal but last year we spent 8 months without tying up to a dock. 15 gallons goes a long way if you are careful.
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Iím invested in the Ryobi 18 volt tools also. I was thinking of getting one of their 18V pumps. Why donít you think that would work for your application? They also make two 18V power washer wands. I bought the 350 psi unit and donít like it much. They just announced a 600 psi version that might be better.
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Iím invested in the Ryobi 18 volt tools also. I was thinking of getting one of their 18V pumps. Why donít you think that would work for your application? They also make two 18V power washer wands. I bought the 350 psi unit and donít like it much. They just announced a 600 psi version that might be better.
I really like this idea for an easy anchor wash down while pulling it up. Do you think you would use the pressure washer with the hose in saltwater if Iím just trying to get the mud off of the rode and chain?
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Iím invested in the Ryobi 18 volt tools also. I was thinking of getting one of their 18V pumps. Why donít you think that would work for your application? They also make two 18V power washer wands. I bought the 350 psi unit and donít like it much. They just announced a 600 psi version that might be better.
Hopcar, I was unaware that there was a pump, wand combo option and will take a look! my concern is basically if doing solo I would think you've got to go to pump to stop the water. Unless I'm wrong using some type of nozzle and stopping the flow would overload the pump. I definitely could be missing something here though.
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Hopcar, I was unaware that there was a pump, wand combo option and will take a look! my concern is basically if doing solo I would think you've got to go to pump to stop the water. Unless I'm wrong using some type of nozzle and stopping the flow would overload the pump. I definitely could be missing something here though.
I understand your concern about the pump now.
The wand type power washer maybe just what you need. You pull the trigger and it turns on, release the trigger and it shuts off. I was disappointed in the one I got because the volume of water it pumped was pretty low. The 600 psi version should be better. It was just released a few days ago.
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I really like this idea for an easy anchor wash down while pulling it up. Do you think you would use the pressure washer with the hose in saltwater if Iím just trying to get the mud off of the rode and chain?
I have no experience with it in salt water. It would probably be good at rinsing mud off a chain.
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Here is a link to the 600 psi power washer. Looks like they havenít actually started selling it yet. https://www.ryobitools.com/products/...ower-cleanerez
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We use a WORX sprayer

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Not a power option, but a good canvas bucket can work a majority of the time. The CB doesn't work as well in thick mud (up rivers, Chesapeake, etc.) stuck in the chain links and is always a good back up if your power wash down system goes out.
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A friend bought a bilge pump, connected a garden hose with a regular spray nozzle, and lowered the bilge pump with as line into the water at the bow, with a toggle switch on the power wire plugged into an outlet he put in his anchor locker.
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Re: Cordless Boat Washoff options?

I made exactly what the OP is talking about for my boat, and the story was published in Aprilís Cruising World, called ďItís a wash.Ē If you canít find it on their website, you can read it on my site here: DECKWASH
By the way, if you decide to buy the Aqua-Jet from Johnson pumps, please tell them you saw it on my site and I might get a bit of commission.
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Here is a link to the 600 psi power washer. Looks like they havenít actually started selling it yet. https://www.ryobitools.com/products/...ower-cleanerez
Bummer Hopcar.... seeing we've already got the Ryobi drill & an air inflator, the powerwasher is a good place to start. We've bought into their All-In-One solution (need less space for batteries/chargers & more likely to have a battery charged). The power washer's worth a shot when available.

Bill's idea for a canvas bucket is great too, esp. seeing my wife still remembers her dads bucket from washing off their 40ft'er when she was little. We've got several collapsible plastic buckets, which work fine. But, it's 5ft up to the bridge deck and another 4 to top deck... after carrying 10 or so buckets+scrubbing... I'm pooped!

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Trick on the canvas bucket is to not get too large of one. Most will get tired quickly of lifting 3 gallons at a time (24 lbs), so we use a smaller one (1.5 gal) like this one.
Had one for more than 30 years until someone left it tied to the bow rail and essentially keel hauled it. It "lived", but had to be replaced. Also great as a tool bucket to send parts/tools up the mast.
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We've read a number of posts on this... andI can't find any of them now!

But we're looking for a compact/functional option to hang a hose over the side w/ filter that would attach to some type of pump/sprayer to wash off salt/grime after a good scrub. We've bought into Ryobi's 18 volt interchangeables to save space, but they don't seem to have a decent option.

If anyone's got a solution that they're happy with, I'd appreciate hearing!

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If you are looking to wash the anchor its easy to just let it drag a metre in the water while you sail off, cleans it well, I presume your anchor roller is in a forebeam location? If its under the bridgedeck, not so easy
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