|s/v Ceilydh has a wringer on board, and laundry is an all-hands-on-deck job|
No, we don't beat them against a rock. It's nearly impossible to secure a rock on a moving vessel. So how do cruisers do laundry on a boat? And what about those now dreaded events? You know, like going out in public. In this combined topic, cruisers discuss how they wash and what they wear.
This was a Raft-UP topic in August 2012.
Tammy (plodding in paradise) gives a concise summary of how to look classy while cruising.
Steph (Norna's News) is refreshingly honest about her challenges adapting her land-based wardrobe to life aboard.
Diane (Ceilydh Sets Sail) explains how a family aboard in the tropics addresses laundry issues.
Lynn (s/v Celebration) provides lots of info on selecting cruising clothing fabrics and features.
Laundry aboard JOY has a unique "System" as Ean explains (more JOY everywhere!).
Clothing needs are different depending on whether you're living on land, living on a sailboat and working, or cruising, or on a powerboat, and Jessica (Project Motor Boat) has seen them all.
Laundry day might be high tech or low tech, depending on which harbor Behan's family of five is in (Sailing With Totem).
Mix and match clothing probably saved Jaye's career while living aboard and working in Washington D.C. (Life Afloat Archives).
Stacey and Brett (S/V Bella Vita) managed work and home life wardrobes in a small space over the last three years of living aboard, and looks ahead to what they will likely take with them when they cast off to go cruising.
Verena (PacificSailors) has lots of tips about how to do laundry aboard ... and how not to.
Karen (Toast Floats) describes her husband's creative solution to laundry work.
Dana (Northfork) proves that conventional wisdom about cotton can be wrong, describes her husband's efficient shopping strategy, and more:
Here's a thread on Cruisers Forum about laundry:
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