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Old 05-03-2018, 07:00   #31
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Re: How to fit a washing machine in a sailboat?

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.
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Re: How to fit a washing machine in a sailboat?

as i am occupying an unused dock in my marina i have installed one next to my boat. damn what a work saver. is a mexican washer with only agitation and drain, but damn it is better than the bucket and plunger. when a mexican family desires a larger unit, i can trade down easily at which time the smaller unit will fit in my dock box. when i leave i will either bring it with me or donate it to a mexican family with little income.
this thing uses a huge amount of water, but it is a blessing.
i fully intend to take over this entire dock by the time i am done repairing, then donate all to mexican families who need the items involved.
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Re: How to fit a washing machine in a sailboat?

This is what will be installed in the for'ard head of Vagabond Heart

Yup, won't do a weeks worth of washing, but every few days, will keep on top of it.

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This is what will be installed in the for'ard head of Vagabond Heart

Yup, won't do a weeks worth of washing, but every few days, will keep on top of it.

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Good choice, plumb hot water directly to the washer, will save you lots of power and after motoring you might have spare hot water.
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Re: How to fit a washing machine in a sailboat?

Thatīs interesting weight is only 16kg.
How many t-shirts can you wash in a 2kg. machine?
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Re: How to fit a washing machine in a sailboat?

Low-tech, just boil a kettle and turn it over every 2-3 minutes.

Just as clean as a home machine, but as with the wall-mount best to keep up, small loads.

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Re: How to fit a washing machine in a sailboat?

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Thatīs interesting weight is only 16kg.
How many t-shirts can you wash in a 2kg. machine?
Thought this was an interesting item so I did some quick research:
it can do a set of queen sized sheets;
takes 220-240V to run (60Hz only?);
was ~$680 US and free shipping from Korea on eBay
here is a RV review

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Low-tech, just boil a kettle and turn it over every 2-3 minutes.

Just as clean as a home machine, but as with the wall-mount best to keep up, small loads.

https://beprepared-0qbhwd9wnnmy.stac..._washer__1.jpg
Our low tech is still a bucket, but the key item is a high speed spinner to get dirt and soap out. So far everyone is happy with this set up, but things will surely change in time, especially if I show her the Daewoo mini washer!

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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


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