Originally Posted by outbound
?Any thoughts about a Splendide? I plumbed for it when spec'ing the boat. Have yet to put it in due to concern about space and water use. Was figuring to put it in when we stick in the watermaker.
Mixed reviews, mostly negative.
I know the old marina manager of Valiant put in a bunch of those and thought they were a disaster. He said they were always breaking or not working well. I have met other people that say they are ok. I personally would rather have a small washer/dryer like that then sitting out in the cockpit doing my laundry!! So I say go for it. I suspect your biggest issues will be how much fits into them and how dry they get. But please understand, all of my comments are second hand. I have not owned one. Others with more dirst hand knowledge would know better.
Unless washing via bucket/ammonia approach or salt water wash, you are going to go through a descent amount of water anyways. SO not sure that would be my concern. I assume you are going to have a generator too? At one point, you were not. If I did not have a generator, I probably wouldn't put in a washer/dryer. It would not be worth much except at a marina.