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Love my Hoover Lynx. It is rechargeable battery powered, cordless. There's a small upright and a hand vac.
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DeWalt 18v rechargeable. Works well, batteries are expensive, fairly small dust bin, compact. I use it several times a day for quick clean ups and it works better than the broom for dog hair. Charging the batteries consumes a fair bit of amps so unless you have adequate solar or shore power this may not be for you.
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We have a couple of these Husky 2.5 ga. wet/dry vacs



that we picked up at Home Depot about a year apart. First one was for use on Abracadabra, second for stashing at my buddy's house where we slipped Shazaam!, our little stinkboat, her first season. I can't find it on-line at HD, now, so maybe they discontinued them. Too bad, because they were inexpensive and work quite well.

I see WalMart apparently carries the Stanley 12VDC mentioned in this thread for $25 US. May snag one and see how it does. We're slowly working toward getting Abracadabra cruise-ready. Replacing the 125VAC wet/dry vac with a 12VDC model would make sense.

If it doesn't work out well: Take it back. If it does: I'm sure we can sell one of the two Husky 125VAC ones. They look brand-new and work like a champ. (Just have to recover all the wand-end accessories from wherever they got to under the v-berth .)

One of the handiest uses I've found for the little Husky vac on Abracadabra is vacuuming-up all the spider webs that appear between visits. Works surprisingly well for that.

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Bought the cheapest smallest shop vac from Walmart.

Its still working. If you have a power sander or saw it is worth getting the set up that allows for dust extraction.

Get extra filters but don't despair if you don't have any. Ten minutes with gaffer tape and kitchen roll or foam and you are good to go.
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Yes, that's what we have. Excellent vacuum. We used it all day today cleaning, turning the inverter on when needed. Just so you know, the Victron battery monitor says it draws 41 amps through the inverter. That little vac is powerful.

I recently invested in a set of attachments for it. I also use it for emptying rainwater out of the bilge. (Take the filter out before using it as a wet vac.)

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We have a couple of these Husky 2.5 ga. wet/dry vacs



that we picked up at Home Depot about a year apart. First one was for use on Abracadabra, second for stashing at my buddy's house where we slipped Shazaam!, our little stinkboat, her first season. I can't find it on-line at HD, now, so maybe they discontinued them. Too bad, because they were inexpensive and work quite well.

I see WalMart apparently carries the Stanley 12VDC mentioned in this thread for $25 US. May snag one and see how it does. We're slowly working toward getting Abracadabra cruise-ready. Replacing the 125VAC wet/dry vac with a 12VDC model would make sense.

If it doesn't work out well: Take it back. If it does: I'm sure we can sell one of the two Husky 125VAC ones. They look brand-new and work like a champ. (Just have to recover all the wand-end accessories from wherever they got to under the v-berth .)

One of the handiest uses I've found for the little Husky vac on Abracadabra is vacuuming-up all the spider webs that appear between visits. Works surprisingly well for that.

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I was recently looking for a new vacuum cleaner and happened to find some really useful information on vacuum cleaners. I had previously bought a Dyson which which was excellent and compatible for abroad as it is a global brand
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Heard the Dyson DC24 Animal is excellent. Very reliable and as I have 2 dogs it works a treat and so much better than your average vacuum cleaner
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Saying that I recently found some very useful information on vacuum cleaners that you may find interesting. Actually answers most questions that you would be likely to want know. Also provides a lot of information on the different specifications of vacuum cleaners. Have a look and see what you think The Domestic Guide | Your Guide to Domestic Appliances
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