Thursday, 10 April 2014
Followup to New Laundry at Kenlake Marina

This post is a followup. One weekend after the installation of the washer-dryer was complete, the floor was back together and the complicated door was in place. The front from the old chart drawer that had to be removed was used to cover up the hole. Most importantly the unit was working with sudsy water pouring into the lake and the dryer working really well. The old unit blew lint all over the side of the boat. The new unit has a really good filter.  The new unit is quieter as well. If you are going to live aboard then a washer-dryer really adds to your quality of life. If the unit on your new to you boat is 30 years old, replace it before you take off. There is a lot of new technology in todays washer-dryers. If possible get a two piece unit rather than the one piece units which don't dry very well. 

Hattitude left for Aqua Yacht Harbor last  Monday with no firm plan as to where to go after that.  There will  be clean clothes, towels and sheets for the crew.  

Posted on 04/10/2014 2:41 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
New Laundry at Kenlake Marina

Two weeks ago the washer-dryer in Hattitude, a 43 foot Hatteras LRC died in a cloud of smoke. The washer dryer had been installed when the boat was built in the late 70s so getting in out was a major challenge. Locating a new one that would fit was not easy. Finally a unit was found that appeared to fit but only if the chart drawer under the helm was sacrificed. The video shows the effort to get the old unit out and the new unit in. As it turns out the lower rear corner closest to the bow of the new unit had to be sheared off because of the narrowing of the hull at that point.

Posted on 04/01/2014 10:58 AM by Bob Duthie
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