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Old 02-12-2016, 16:12   #16
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What is the maker of the plunger, so I can get one! Thanks
Head over to Amazon and search "Clothes wash plunger".. There a few sellers.. Some come with handles, some don't..

However... Just this week, we added a Panda washer to our boat.. So far (about 10 loads in).. FANTASTIC!
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Old 02-12-2016, 16:31   #17
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We have a Splendide. So far we love it. Its perfect for two people.
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+1 for the wonder wash. It works well for us.
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Old 14-03-2017, 12:05   #20
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Our Splendide washing machine works just like the front loader at home.

So does ours.


Keep her happy, and aboard. Get a real washing machine , don't camp for more then a week at a time or you will be camping alone .



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We do the big and heavily soiled items on land every two weeks. The smaller items I wash in a 5-gallon dry bag. This works for two-week trips. All of my clothing on board is polyester/cool max. My lady still has a good bit of cotton, which honestly needs a machine wash about every other wash.

Work clothes are kept at work and go to the laundry/dry cleaners.

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Re: Clothes washing

If, perchance, your boat doesn't have room for a washing machine, or you don't want to make it have it, and you have to do the bucket method. I found soaking it overnight loosened the soil, and made it easy to wash. For wringing, I used to wrap the item around a stanchion, and that assisted in getting the water out. A thorough wringing before rinsing means you use less fresh water. You can probably get your clothes cleaner this way than any laundromat, with it's only two rinse cycles. Mostly, though, we saved up our laundry till we got somewhere we could wash it in a machine, or hire it done, thereby contributing cash to local economies. Especially items like sleeping bags, need a large washer, not many in the Pacific Is.

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Old 14-03-2017, 17:28   #23
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Twice now while chartering I have thrown everything in the sink with hot Soapy water ( hand soap taken from the hotel on the way down ) along with a gallon jug of water. The motion of the boat and the gallon jug of water cleaned the clothes to my satisfaction, I don't always have high standards and I'm not dating any more.

If I was cruising I think I would try a larger plastic container and let it do its thing, but only works while your sailing. I'm pretty sure my boat won't have a washing machine on board.
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We have had great luck with a 5-gallon bucket and a trim roller (a 5-inch paint roller) on a paint pole. A plunger will not agitate the clothes enough, and this paint roller agitates and moves the clothes around really well.

We put a small hole and spigot at the bottom of the bucket so it drains out into the shower.

Then we bought a spin dryer (a Panda) that works really well. The clothes come out remarkably dry.

So the process is wash, spin, rinse, spin. Hang up to dry.
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For those with smaller boats, there are "Hand Powered Portable Washing Machines."

There are several manufacturers of these portable hand-washing machines.
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For those with smaller boats, there are "Hand Powered Portable Washing Machines."
We used one of these for years, but eventually found the simple bucket and plunger worked just as well, but was a lot easier to use and store.

There is no way we could fit an electric washing machine. At this point, I can’t honestly say I’d want one. I’ve lived for so long without a washer/dryer in the house, and now on the boat, that I really don’t need one.

… and no, we’re not “camping”, and yes, there is a “she” in my life.
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We've been eyeing this unit for once we kick off cruising.


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We have had great luck with a 5-gallon bucket and a trim roller (a 5-inch paint roller) on a paint pole. A plunger will not agitate the clothes enough, and this paint roller agitates and moves the clothes around really well.

We put a small hole and spigot at the bottom of the bucket so it drains out into the shower.

Then we bought a spin dryer (a Panda) that works really well. The clothes come out remarkably dry.

So the process is wash, spin, rinse, spin. Hang up to dry.
Wish I had thought of that! But plungers don't last forever, I wI'll get the chance to try the roller cage eventually! : )
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We've been eyeing this unit for once we kick off cruising.


yirego

The Drumi looked like a nice design when it was announced in 2015, but unfortunately in 2017 it's still in the preorder stage. It doesn't look good .....

'Til then we'll stick w/ the 5 gal. bucket and spin dryer.

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The Drumi looked like a nice design when it was announced in 2015, but unfortunately in 2017 it's still in the preorder stage. It doesn't look good .....

'Til then we'll stick w/ the 5 gal. bucket and spin dryer.

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Thanks for the post link, added Panda to the wish list!
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