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Has anyone installed a central vac in their sailboat? I have been toying with the idea. We have two labs, a cat, and a lot of fur to clean up.
Right now we have an awesome rechargable vac, works good, but its no shopvac. I was thinking of hanging a 15 gallon in the laz, and placing a hose to the bottom to drain off water. It would have to be a wet/dry so the dirt devil is out.No. animals aboard, so I just use a decent. HH, 12 v car-vac. It*is* amazing how much sand/debris/dust collect in a weekend!
Central vac on a sailboat? Sounds like something you'd find on a Jeanneau...
Kidding aside (and FWIW), this little unit has worked flawlessly for over 5 years on everything from dog hair to sea water.
DEWALT DC515K 1/2-Gallon 18-Volt NiCd Cordless Wet/Dry Vac - Shop Wet Dry Vacuums - Amazon.com
These girls have both been inside dogs for their entire life. When I bought an estate I fenced in an area for them to go outside and run about. They wanted nothing to do with it. They enjoy the couch, and when they want to play, they do. They do enjoy going on deck thou, and barking at things.The phrase "spoiled rotten" comes to mind -- as it should be.
I do have a serious question though. We had to exercise our lab twice a day, every day or she would build up all this excess energy that would sometimes come out as harmless mischief and sometimes as destructive behavior (chewing, getting into trash). Three straight days of rain and she became "crazy dog" and would run around the house just to bleed off energy. That's not unusual for labs.
How do you keep your guys content on a boat? (Sorry for the thread drift)
Full disclosure: we're the kind of people who keep bacon treats on board even though our pup has passed. Every dog in the marina knows our boat. :laugher