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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-08-2007 04:09 PM
Freesail99 I have the wonder wash. It really cleans very well. It does use a tad more water then they claim, as you need a few rinses as the pressure does push the soap into the cloths.
05-08-2007 03:55 PM
planzman
on board washing machine

I have taken a little time to research this and have the following for the collective.

SetSail.com - the serious cruising sailor's website

Septic Tank Systems, Portable Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer

Lehman's - Products for Simple, Self-sufficient Living

hope these are useful.


mark
05-01-2007 03:20 PM
speciald
Splendide

I have had two of these - non-vented version. They are better washers than dryers as they use water in the drying cycle as well as the washing cycle. The vented version may be a better dryer. Current one is almost 5 yrs old and has had no problems despite weeky use. We have a watermaker - needed because of water usage.
05-01-2007 11:44 AM
Freesail99
Quote:
Originally Posted by planzman

That will fit well on a boat. I have the wonder wash, works very well.
05-01-2007 11:38 AM
planzman
save your gym fees

Pedal-powered Washing Machine

04-08-2007 04:43 PM
hellosailor xort-
"No venting" means "fooled you once, gonna fool you twice". There's no way to "dry" wet clothing, except by moving the water from here to there. Unless "there" is someplace far away, connected by a vent hose, you're just going to have a very damp house (or boat) surrounding your nice dry clothes.

Of course, you *could* really go ventless, use a refrigerated condensor line to recapture all the moisture from the dryer, turn it into liquid condensate, and have some nice fresh-breeze-flavored water on tap at the drier?

(From the Special Sears Appliance Catalog For Rich People Only.)
04-08-2007 04:34 PM
xort Those LG combo units state they have no need for venting. If wintering in Vancouver, the boat will be closed up pretty tight and the humidity will be something to deal with.
I have no experience with any of these machines but I've been doing some reading up and the concensus seems to be the unvented don't dry very well and dump humidity into the boat. I suppose you could wash & spin and then hang up the clothes to dry in a shower stall?
04-06-2007 04:49 PM
TheRoutens I know this is a bit of an old thread, but a recent experience gave me some new information on this topic.

During the sale of our house, I ended up talking at length with a couple of guys that run a local appliance repair shop. I got to telling them about my plans to move the family onto a boat in the not-too-distant future.

They both agreed that when that time comes, avoid the Splendide and go with the LG combo unit. They said that they stock parts and service both, and they end up working on Splendide many times more often than the LG, even though there are both kinds of machines in the area.

Here is a link for them: Washer Dryer Combo - Portable Washer - All In One Washer Dryer Combination

It looks like they may be more expensive up front, but it also sounds like they may be less hassle in the long run.

Hope this helps.

- Mike
02-26-2007 11:26 AM
pfbanyas Sorry forgot to add that you must install a pan under it for cleaning the filter and for times when you use too much soap etc. For size though it was the best.
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Originally Posted by pfbanyas
In the early 90s I lived abaord a 43 Egg Harbor, powerboat. I built a cabinet and installed a venting splendide washer dryer combo. We used it for 4 years and loved it. I had to replace a switch or two but that was it. The biggest issue was that for best drying once it stopped you had to make sure the clothes were loose from the sides of the drum otherwise stuff would dry to it. We also got in the habit of taking half the washed clothes out for drying half at a time. I am now on a 40 Schucker and will be buying one for this boat as well. I would recommend agains the ventless although having a vented one on a sailboat raises other issues. Friends had a ventless one and had condensation and humidity issues on their boat because of it. Interestingly enough the first one I bought in 1991 was the same price they are now.
Pat
02-26-2007 11:24 AM
pfbanyas
Previous splendide owner

In the early 90s I lived abaord a 43 Egg Harbor, powerboat. I built a cabinet and installed a venting splendide washer dryer combo. We used it for 4 years and loved it. I had to replace a switch or two but that was it. The biggest issue was that for best drying once it stopped you had to make sure the clothes were loose from the sides of the drum otherwise stuff would dry to it. We also got in the habit of taking half the washed clothes out for drying half at a time. I am now on a 40 Schucker and will be buying one for this boat as well. I would recommend agains the ventless although having a vented one on a sailboat raises other issues. Friends had a ventless one and had condensation and humidity issues on their boat because of it. Interestingly enough the first one I bought in 1991 was the same price they are now.
Pat
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