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Great question. I'm interested to hear full time liveaboard answers. I use a medium sized soft duffle, essentially ready to grab and go do the laundry at any time. Trouble is, no good place to hide the duffle. It just gets shuffled around in our stateroom.

When necessary to do sheets, you just do laundry (ashore) immediately. Way too big to squirrel away.
Hi Minnie and Wind,

Before the current setup, we kept a hamper in one of the heads. The hamper was a cloth one. Been a long time so I don't have pics.

Here is what we use now...





Works great. Clothes don't roll around and it is tidy. Basically, we used a piece of cedar plank (tongue and grooved, you can buy it like this at Home Depot, like we did), and cut it into pieces that fit just behind the door jam. The reason we did this instead of a long, solid piece is it allows you to add planks (via tongue-and-groove) as the clothes pile up, but also pull planks out to get to the clothes (because my arms simply aren't that long).

This may not work fore everyone, it is simply what works for us.

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Re: The Art of Washing Clothes Aboard...

Nigel Calder mentions a good method in his Cruising Handbook: The stomp on the clothes if taking a shower method. If using the shower aboard, why let fresh water escape before it does a second task? I have done this a number of times when no shoreside washer has been handy for a while and both I and the clothes have become a bit ripe:-).

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Re: The Art of Washing Clothes Aboard...

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Has anyone tried this?
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Hi vtsailguy. We use this Mobile Washer, both at our land-based home, and when we're cruising. We used a Wonder Washer for a number of years. It works well, but it is large for our small boat, requires hot water to be effective, and is kinda slow.

I've used plungers before, but the this breather plunger seems to be far more efficient. It's quick, uses no more water than the Wonder Washer, works just fine in cool water, and stores in a much smaller space.

Why go fast, when you can go slow.
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