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I don't live aboard but like this one... Walmart.com: Shop Vac 1 Gallon Hang Up Wet/Dry Vac: Appliances

I'm looking for a vacuum for living aboard, so this looks great. I also want something that can suck air out of a space bag, thus making clothing storage a breeze. Has anyone used a Shop Vac for space bags? I'm assuming it'll work fine.
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I have a Dewalt DC500 wet/dry shopvac. It is both corded and cordless. Works with the battery packs from their cordless tools from 12v-18v. I have a Dewalt 18v right angle drill and I use the batteries from that for the vac when not on shore power or generator.

Works great to get that last bit of water from the bilges.

DC500 2 Gallon Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vac | DEWALT Tools
Ditto here. Love this tool. Much more suction than expected. Even has a blower, which I just used last weekend to inflate the swim rafts for the kids.
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I'm using this at the moment: Walmart.com: Shark Pet Perfect Hand Vacuum, SV75Z: Appliances

The battery life and portability are great, but it doesn't get into the corners and hard to reach places very well. The small 1-2 gallon wet/dry vacs listed here look awesome.
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We use the small Ryobi, with 18v battery. Works fine, we have a cat and live aboard. Also use the Ryobi 18v drill and saw. Ryobi offers a car charger for the 18v bats, that makes us pretty much off the grid . . .
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