Sorry, I have no info. on washing machines, but have question for you re: living aboard in Vancouver. Is that WA or Canada? We will have our boat in WA this fall and need to learn about available marinas. It's easy to find the large marinas online but I know there have to be smaller (and hopefully a bit more affordable) ones elsewhere. Short of making many trips to WA I don't know how to start looking. It sounds like you may have done lots of research already, so if you can point me in any directions I would be grateful!