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Old 20-03-2017, 13:31   #31
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Help, - I must be doing something wrong! We've been washing the same clothes over and over again for years!
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Re: Clothes washing

I have the Dawoo mini front end loader. Small and compact
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daiwoo looke cute--awesome for th e large enough and overly electrified boater....
my wringer is my ketch rig. takes a lot of water out of my clothing, and anything that does not hold up to a good wring isnt gonna be worn anyway..
had a perfectly good broken wonderwash to see if i wanted a new one--hell to the no-=-not an option. i got cleaner clothes in my bucket with plunger. anything that does not come out by hand wash gets lost in the local flap n fold. trims down my wardrobe and bed sheet supply some. perfect boat laundry system
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Re: Clothes washing

Just sharing a success story on a smaller boat. I tried a number of washing machines and each has pro's and con's. The best setup is to get a small dual bin washing machine, the particular model I chose was Do Mini, 22" x 15" x 23" that spins at 1,300 rpm and has relatively powerful motors (240W washing, 120W spinning). It is plastic and fairly light. It allows simultaneous washing and spinning, so you can quickly go through a number of loads. I cut out parts of the bottom plastic part so that it can fit under the v-berth opening of my 31 foot boat.

The key considerations are: you want a dual bin machine because it saves water (e.g. you can reuse the rinse cycle water for the next wash cycle) and you want a 1,300 rpm spin cycle. This is the most compact, power friendly and water friendly solution I could find.

For the drying part, when underway, nothing beats the sun - it dries the clothes quickly, kills bacteria, etc. In a marina, I hung the clothes in the head and use a dehumidifier (a particularly good one is the EcoSeb 15-pint desiccant Dehumidifier). It uses only 300 watts on low (so technically, it is possible to use at anchor) and quickly removes massive amounts of water while also producing heat. Very pleased with the results.

Some solutions that I tried before and did not work well were the Hair HLP21N (too big, single bin so wastes water, not powerful enough with its 100W motor for either washing or spinning), any of the cheap single bin washing machines (not better than a plunger). Definitely browse the reviews on Amazon to get an idea what would work in your case.

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Old 13-06-2017, 14:57   #35
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I have the Dawoo mini front end loader. Small and compact
same here , will run off an inverter as well (on cold washing)
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Do you have a link to the do mini , I am not finding this.
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Just sharing a success story on a smaller boat. I tried a number of washing machines and each has pro's and con's. The best setup is to get a small dual bin washing machine, the particular model I chose was Do Mini, 22" x 15" x 23" that spins at 1,300 rpm and has relatively powerful motors (240W washing, 120W spinning). It is plastic and fairly light. It allows simultaneous washing and spinning, so you can quickly go through a number of loads. I cut out parts of the bottom plastic part so that it can fit under the v-berth opening of my 31 foot boat.

The key considerations are: you want a dual bin machine because it saves water (e.g. you can reuse the rinse cycle water for the next wash cycle) and you want a 1,300 rpm spin cycle. This is the most compact, power friendly and water friendly solution I could find.

For the drying part, when underway, nothing beats the sun - it dries the clothes quickly, kills bacteria, etc. In a marina, I hung the clothes in the head and use a dehumidifier (a particularly good one is the EcoSeb 15-pint desiccant Dehumidifier). It uses only 300 watts on low (so technically, it is possible to use at anchor) and quickly removes massive amounts of water while also producing heat. Very pleased with the results.

Some solutions that I tried before and did not work well were the Hair HLP21N (too big, single bin so wastes water, not powerful enough with its 100W motor for either washing or spinning), any of the cheap single bin washing machines (not better than a plunger). Definitely browse the reviews on Amazon to get an idea what would work in your case.

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Thanks for the great info!!
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Re: Clothes washing

They have electric washing machines now????? what a fascinating modern world we live in!
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Just sharing a success story on a smaller boat. I tried a number of washing machines and each has pro's and con's. The best setup is to get a small dual bin washing machine, the particular model I chose was Do Mini, 22" x 15" x 23" that spins at 1,300 rpm and has relatively powerful motors (240W washing, 120W spinning). It is plastic and fairly light. It allows simultaneous washing and spinning, so you can quickly go through a number of loads. I cut out parts of the bottom plastic part so that it can fit under the v-berth opening of my 31 foot boat.

The key considerations are: you want a dual bin machine because it saves water (e.g. you can reuse the rinse cycle water for the next wash cycle) and you want a 1,300 rpm spin cycle. This is the most compact, power friendly and water friendly solution I could find.

For the drying part, when underway, nothing beats the sun - it dries the clothes quickly, kills bacteria, etc. In a marina, I hung the clothes in the head and use a dehumidifier (a particularly good one is the EcoSeb 15-pint desiccant Dehumidifier). It uses only 300 watts on low (so technically, it is possible to use at anchor) and quickly removes massive amounts of water while also producing heat. Very pleased with the results.

Some solutions that I tried before and did not work well were the Hair HLP21N (too big, single bin so wastes water, not powerful enough with its 100W motor for either washing or spinning), any of the cheap single bin washing machines (not better than a plunger). Definitely browse the reviews on Amazon to get an idea what would work in your case.

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I agree %100...


We have the single bin version on our boat as we couldn't find the ones with the spinners where we cruise. In our RV we have the dual bin version. They are best way to clean clothes with a small amount of power!
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Re: Clothes washing

This is the best solution I've seen

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Should be available second half of this year as it enters mass production
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Re: Clothes washing

Small items aren't a problem. You can hand wash them, even better if you wear the same couple of sets of clothes everyday. Sure hand washing will never be as good as a quality machine wash, but will be clean enough.

The bigger problem is bedding. In a hot sweaty European, American, Caribbean etc.. summer, how are you are constantly keeping your good quality cotton better clean and fresh day in day out?
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.................The bigger problem is bedding. In a hot sweaty European, American, Caribbean etc.. summer, how are you are constantly keeping your good quality cotton better clean and fresh day in day out?
Part of the solution to this problem is not laundering, but behavior. I was raised in South Florida without air conditioning and it was not our habit to sleep with any coverings beyond a thin sheet. Many people from northern climes don't sleep well without the weight of coverings. It's best to become conditioned to not sleeping with any significant coverings.

Another important habit that keeps your bedding clean is to go to bed clean. Bathing is best done as the last thing before going to bed. Most cruisers are conserving fresh water and bathing only once a day. No salts, sweat or daily grime should ever be taken to bed.
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Re: Clothes washing

To add to Hudsons statement of bathing before bed, not much cools you off better than a cool shower,, so you go to bed clean and not sweating
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