Originally Posted by jrbogie
for laundering my shorts and t shirts???? i think not.
Mmm Yeah, fresh wind
dryed and good smelling clothes and blankets are a real bliss.
However since my plans are for a smaller boat my issue is not so much with the cubic feet only. So the other day I saw those new to me plastic washing
machines. Till now I was only familiar with machines like the Splendide. What I like most about those type of machines is the weight of around 25 Lbs. wich makes them portable and very easy to move around on the boat. Since even on small cats like a Gemini
there is a lot of unused space with 2 extra lousy berths that I donīt need because we are a cruising couple and we plan to live full time aboard I liked the idea. Also in case of a small Cat those machines wonīt affect the balance of the boat wich is always an issue. What I also like is that with a price
tag of around 100-200$ itīs a dirt cheap
solution and thinking about the agressive enviroment of the ocean, I think the light weight plastic machines will stand up a lot better than the 1000$ SS luxory models. There is no dryer and only a spinner but the clothes come out perfect to be dryed in the sun and the wind
. Since there is only an electric motor
, a pump
and a few switches.... I believe, itīs not a big hassle to keep the sweet baby in shape ŋ?ŋ?ŋ(>‿◠)
Yeah, she draws a little power but with aprox 15 minute cycles I think a 400 amp lithium bank with sufficient solar
power should be able to handle the little beast even when itīs cloudy a few days. Of course there is also the issue with the water but I believe with a decent size watermaker
this will not be a mayor issue. After all we are just 2 persons.
Hahaha, however if we get a lotīs of guests with dirty cloth than we might have to recalculate the idea.
So here is a little Ytube video with an 2017 overview of the supposedly best alternatives, ideas and solutions for the problems.
and for the ladies here is an expert video on how those little wonders work step by step. Yeah, very boring 17 minutes instructions video, but I thought one time I have a look. At least with the limited mind of a man I want to have an idea what itīs all about to have a good smelling berth.
I donīt expect to get further involved in the topic. I guess I will have dirty fingers and lotīs of fun enjoying to keep up with maintaining the rest of the boat.
So ladies here is the video with in depth
I like this particular model. It almost looks like a fancy toy for the boys.
Of course itīs not a Splendide but I am sure the cruising kiddy will be happy. There are also other similar models. I checked on Amazon and there are all kinds of similar machines and since they are made of plastic You can almost choose Your favorite colour
Now ladies, since I dedicated such a sweet little novel to this topic of quality life on a small boat
, I wish to know Your opinions.....
I want to know................
Is this a valid solution for the problem ?
Can You live with that
Mmm Yummy, I still love the romantic smell of wild flowers)))
Yes, even when I can not afford the Queen Mary
and just live on a small boat
Hahaha Yes, the smell of sweet flowers intoxicates my mind))
Mmm... and when I dream with wild flowers I am in a romantic mood)))
I am an old fashioned man