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Re: Laundry on a Small Sailboat
I've read stories about the EcoWash leaking, after a few uses. Never used one, but check that out to see iirc.
I've done my fair share of camp washing. Sinks on a sailboat, streams on a hike, etc. Personally, I've never gotten anything all that clean, by trying to adapt a shore concept to the wilderness.
I've heard of folks using ammonia in a bucket that claim it's the way to go. The ammonia is a strong detergent and reportedly will evaporate from the clothing, after doing it's job. I also believe you can reuse the ammonia, but would need more than the standard bucket. You'd need one with a good gasket. Of course, you need to be sure that chlorine is never mixed, as that creates a deadly gas.
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