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Old 11-08-2022, 16:41   #1
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Washer/Dryer

We plan to buy a Benetaau 54, sail the med, Cross the Atlantic(with help) and then over a few years sail the US east coast and Caribbean.

We are considering adding a Washer/dryer. Anyone with experience here. Worth it? Hassels, etc.
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24” Bosch washer Dryer on top. Couldn’t live with out it.
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We plan to buy a Benetaau 54, sail the med, Cross the Atlantic(with help) and then over a few years sail the US east coast and Caribbean.

We are considering adding a Washer/dryer. Anyone with experience here. Worth it? Hassels, etc.
We switched to a washing machine without dryer. Much, much better and we dry on the lifelines

We bought the one popular in motorhomes: Splendide but you are in Europe so it’ll have another name but it’s made in Italy iirc.
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I recently received a Daewoo Mini washer/dryer combo. It was only available in 240v so also picked up a 2:1 transformer. Unfortunately I had to go back to work and haven't been back yet to try it out...!

It's only large enough for a pitifully small load of laundry, but the purchase was "inspired" by the bathroom facilities in Atlantic City....
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Our new-to-us boat came with a Splendide, not sure whether vented or unvented. Just haven't bothered to look yet, since wifey says the tub is rusty and we won't use it. Nor have I even yet looked at whether it works, or how to run it...

Anyway, reading suggests vented combo models (for the dryer function) work better than unvented combos. And vented dryers work better than unvented dryers.

Likely alternative brands so far include Bosch and Miele... and now I see Daewoo.

I'm more intimidated by the likely issues with physical removal and replacement -- cabinetry, trim, etc. -- so far, but in the meantime learning any more useful tips here will help prime my pump.

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Bosch has a stainless washer drum. Jedi, as always, is the Jedi master and completely correct...a dryer is a lux really not needed most of the times.
We use our washer for personal attire ( unmentionables ) and small hand towels and micro cloths maybe one or two sheets on occasion but nothing heavy.
Life with the manatettes (female manatees) is infinitely nicer when they have access to water and a washing machine.
Our forward hatch is 24x24 and the washer 1/2” less. It takes a week of work to pull out the old and put in the new. Buy the best you can. Mielie? Or Bosch.
The Bosch is so quiet you can sleep next to it. Not a lot of water or amps.
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LG make a 24" washer dryer that is not as deep as others 16" I think we have for the last year and very happy - never dried in it yet LOL
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For dryers: the best are unvented heat pump dryers. The price will be a shock. Next best is vented dryers, for which you need to create a vent.

Unusable are the unvented condensation dryers because they use all your fresh water to cool the drum to create the condensation effect. These should be outlawed.
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We have a washer only. If you wash with cold water, the energy use is minimal, far more energy is used in the watermaker to feed the washer than the washer consumes.

The installation complexity--and energy cost--of a dryer seem to us a waste. We just hang the laundry up on the lifelines and rigging. We have never, ever, wished we had a dryer. (Well... maybe that one time it rained for two weeks straight... )
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An investment better than a dryer: nice rope lifelines with Dyneema core

Eliminates rust stains from clothing.
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For dryers: the best are unvented heat pump dryers. The price will be a shock. Next best is vented dryers, for which you need to create a vent.

Unusable are the unvented condensation dryers because they use all your fresh water to cool the drum to create the condensation effect. These should be outlawed.
I don't know where you are but in Europe a condensing dryer is ~€200. They don't use any water since they are not connected to any water supply...
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I don't know where you are but in Europe a condensing dryer is ~€200. They don't use any water since they are not connected to any water supply...
You’re mixing things up. A heat pump dryer is not a condensing dryer. A condensing dryer in a washer/dryer combo machine uses the cold water inlet and a dedicated condensing dryer uses so much energy that it’s not realistic to use aboard.

A heat pump dryer costs from €650.- (https://www.coolblue.nl/product/8704...70ta000te.html) to €1500.- for a Miele (https://www.coolblue.nl/product/8948...-ecospeed.html)
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You’re mixing things up. A heat pump dryer is not a condensing dryer. A condensing dryer in a washer/dryer combo machine uses the cold water inlet and a dedicated condensing dryer uses so much energy that it’s not realistic to use aboard.

A heat pump dryer costs from €650.- (https://www.coolblue.nl/product/8704...70ta000te.html) to €1500.- for a Miele (https://www.coolblue.nl/product/8948...-ecospeed.html)
You seem to be a bit out of touch with modern technology.

This is a condenser tumble dryer for £219.
No water is used and its not connected to any water supply.
https://www.currys.co.uk/products/lo...-10174299.html
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You seem to be a bit out of touch with modern technology.

This is a condenser tumble dryer for £219.
No water is used and its not connected to any water supply.
https://www.currys.co.uk/products/lo...-10174299.html


Condenser 9 letters
Heat pump 8 letters plus space equals 9 so it must be the same!
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Technically a heat pump dryer is a type of condensing dryer, as it still condenses the moisture and discharges it as liquid. It's just a more efficient method of heating the clothes and condensing the water than some others.
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