Originally Posted by CatNewBee
In some models I guess yes, but then you'll have the vibrations on the structure. I don't know if this is a good idea. I would at least introduce some sort of silent blocks to de-couple the vibrations from the boat structure.
Mounting a real washing machine like the Splendide can be a challenge . They need to be secure in case of a knockdown , you don't want this unit breaking lose and bouncing around inside the boat. But also allowing it free air to vibrate on the high spin cycle , and vibrate they do. What I did was brace the feet tight so it can't slide . Also I mounted it in a space with a rigid over hang , so if it did tilt over it would jam itself at the top and no fall out .
Next I put sound deadener foam on either side to hold it tight but allow it to vibrate. Lastly I built the cabinetry around it so if all else fails the cabinetry is strong enough to hold the unit in its space.
I designed the cabinetry to be removable in case any maintenance
was ever needed.
There is also access to behind the unit though a cabinet to the left which has a false backing panel .
Now if you want to know about the plumbing
and the venting just ask . This is a vented model and I do use the drier function when I am at the dock on shore power
One thing about having all the comforts of home on board is, that is what it becomes . "HOME" not camping. We can have these luxuries , it just takes careful planning from the start and $.
If you plan on a long cruise
with your lady don't buy a boat that you can live with , buy a boat that she can live with, or you will be sailing alone