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Ironing clothes

Okay, so an electric steam iron takes like 1500 watts of power to use, and that's a bit much for my electrical system. I am investigating options and would love to hear what long time cruisers (or even new ones) use to iron their clothes. I have read a little bit about sad irons, and I think I remember seeing a reference to a butane powered iron. Any ideas ?

I like the sad iron idea because you could heat one up just about anywhere, but I wonder how you control the temperature, or rather, how you sense it is the right temperature. Obviously you can control it by leaving it on the heat or removing it. I would not want to burn my clothes of course. I think use of a sad iron involves sprinkling good amounts of water on the clothing too, but I don't know much about it, I've only ever used an electric iron. I want to end up with some kind of a workable solution because I like to have my shirts ironed when I am able to have them that way.
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Why would you have any clothes on a boat that need ironed in the first place?
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Anybody needing to iron clothes on a boat do not appreciate the beaty of life at sea...time to reload. Sorry, but true.
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Anybody needing to iron clothes on a boat do not appreciate the beaty of life at sea...time to reload. Sorry, but true.
Oh come on, do you guys not go to church or funerals or anything ? Living on a boat is just like living anywhere else, and sometimes you iron a shirt! I mean surely you guys do actually wear shirts that have been ironed on occasion, right ?
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To "iron" a shirt one must wet it first the throw it in the dryer.
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Oh come on, do you guys not go to church or funerals or anything ? Living on a boat is just like living anywhere else, and sometimes you iron a shirt! I mean surely you guys do actually wear shirts that have been ironed on occasion, right ?
Sorry, but... Nope
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Sorry, but... Nope
Having read the joke post about your sweatshirt by Mrs USPIRATE, I think we know why you don't iron, Aggie. (grew up in San Antonio)
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