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Washing clothes

The laundry depends on your finances and your locations. Many areas have drop off service. Some areas only have drop off services. Sometimes its easier to pile up a ton of laundry and spend 3-4 hours doing it 1x month or whatever long period you can manage.

In the Bahamas, we did it ourselves at laundromat and as drop off, it cost anywhere from 4-6 dollars per load to wash and the same to dry. You can spend $8 on 1 load of laundry.

When we had water, we washed our undies, shorts, tshirts, and other small items on deck in buckets. We saved big towels and sheets for shoreside services.

The ammonia wash sounds interesting. I don''t know much about ammonia, though, and its not something I normally would carry.
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Washing clothes

Alternate uses for the Pressure Washer:
<br><u>Belowdecks</u>:<ol><li>Shove bewteen aft end of settees to keep infant in saloon

<li>The Mother of all rolling pins

<li>Insert light bulb, hang from deckhead: <em>art noveau</em> reading lamp

<li>Pickles, pickles, pickles!</ol>
<u>Above decks</u>:<ol><li>Fender

<li>Exercise equipment (lie on back for abdominal crunches; lie on stomach for back extensions; press pickle-filled Pressure Washer over your head, etc.)

<li>Anchor tripline buoy

<li>Attach a coil of line and store on stern rail as a throwable lifesaving device

<li>Attach to halyard for foredeck tetherball matches (fill with clothes/water/detergent and smile as guests do your laundry: remove handle and adapt for spare winch handle)

<li>Fill w/ water: sea anchor/drogue

<li>"Poodle Pod" stored on deck next to liferaft

<li>Add surgical tubing, attach to lanyard: mega Solar Shower

<li>Water-tight dry container to keep freshly-laundered clothes dry on dinghy ride back from laundromat.
</ol>

Other suggestions are welcome.
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