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We LOVE our Splendide. Uses 10 gallons of water but cleans and rinses well. Runs when weíre running generator anyway, so zero added cost. Even if we ran the genset solely for laundry, it would burn only a few dollars in diesel. We do not typically use it for drying, as we have the unvented model. Clever unvented drier design, but it uses even more water. The only exception is washing a load of cotton T-shirtís, which we partially dry in the machine. These donít like to dry aboard, but can get away with it in the right dry conditions, or if plugged in and running the air conditioning. I hate hanging clothing outside to dry, unless alone somewhere. I hang them in the salon.

Having W/D allows for not over packing. Canít wash heavy cotton or anything huge aboard, as they never dry or donít fit, but thatís the case by hand too. These wait for next nearby laundromat or marina washer/dryer. We have mostly dry fit type clothing , which come out of spin cycle nearly dry.


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... I hate hanging clothing outside to dry, unless alone somewhere. I hang them in the salon....
Isn't that funny. I mean, I do understand where you are coming from, but why do we feel that way? We all have dirty laundry, it's part of being human, and why would we add all that humidity and clutter to the cabin, just to avoid the sight of a few shirts swaying in the fresh air?

We always saved major laundry for a laundromat, but a few things outside were normal. Often they would be under the hard top, to avoid rain and dew. But not if it was nice. Mostly just the stern rail, which on a cat is wide.

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Isn't that funny. I mean, I do understand where you are coming from, but why do we feel that way? We all have dirty laundry, it's part of being human, and why would we add all that humidity and clutter to the cabin, just to avoid the sight of a few shirts swaying in the fresh air?
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I have *very* special undies that you do not wanna see.

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I donít know but think people should just get over it. On wash day ever inch of the life lines have laundry on them. Find in Caribbean wind and sun by the time you put up the last bit the first load is dry. Sun/wind drying makes for nice clothes. Their only up for a short time.
The stuff in your lint trap in a dryer is clothes. Washing/drying is the major sour of wear not wearing them.
Good to hear about the splendide . Maybe one in our future if weíre in foulies less often or figure out another place to put them.
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Funny notion about not hanging laundry outside to dry. Hereís a typical laundry day on our boat:
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I donít know but think people should just get over it. On wash day ever inch of the life lines have laundry on them. Find in Caribbean wind and sun by the time you put up the last bit the first load is dry. .
As I said in my first post on hanging clothes outside, it really matters where you are. If in a crowded tourist location, I wouldnít do it. I assume others are vacationing and not backpacking. If secluded or among cruisers, itís would be more comfortable. Sort of like hanging your clothes at a camp site.

I would have no trouble in a secluded or cruisers cove. No way Iím hanging laundry outside in Edgartown harbor.


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I only wear undies when chafe is a problem.
Hanging laundry outside? Heck yes. Sunshine is a powerful disinfectant.
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Re: On-boat clothes washing

I had something like this on S/V Cajun that I got from Overstock.com but it used an electric motor, and was also a tumble-dryer. It was about 3' cubed so I left it in the cockpit. I stopped using it when us liveaboards bought a washer and dryer for the dockside washrooms.
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