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Old 05-21-2014, 12:27 PM   #21
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Being a live aboard, we follow the marina rules/regulations. Dish washers are frowned on, probable because dirt people do not wipe/pre clean the dishes. Where as in a marina its recommend to wipe/pre clean food from the dish before, and dish washing soap is not biodegradable. Is the non live a boards dirt boaters that usually do not follow the rules but its us live a boards that pay the consequences. Our feeling if you are going to pre wipe/clean the dishes might as well use paper dishes and throw them away.

Again, live a boards have to prove/show they been pump out on a regular bases as we use the boat 365 days per year. Non live aboard probable not so much, but they still have to put some answer. 19 years and I only actually myself pump out the boat 3 times. Yuk! Much easier to pay $15.00/pump out and have it done weekly.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:09 PM   #22
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I have a dishwasher on my boat. She cleans as well and sometimes she drives the boat. And I sleep with her at night.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:29 PM   #23
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"And I sleep with her at night. "

Maybe not tonight Ron....
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:23 PM   #24
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We had the choice of a trash compactor or a dish washer and the compactor has won out so far. For me I would like both.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:44 PM   #25
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The German mark Miele is very expensive but you get what you pay for, personally I think an Asian lady would be would be much more 'versatile' than just doing dishes.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:02 AM   #26
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I would check consumer reports as some of the DW are LOUD!!!

Last thing you need on a boat is sounds like a garbage truck loading.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:31 PM   #27
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I can not recommend a dishwasher but if I had room for one I would install it. I have no problem with the laws concerning holding tank usage, I support them. However, I think regulation gray water and food waste is going too far. Food is biodegradable and when environmentally soap is used gray water is no danger. What next we have to verify we use environmentally soap to be allowed to wash the boat?
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:32 PM   #28
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I'm planning on installing one of these cheapies.



I have had one for several years in my house as a test to see if they are any good and it seems to work just fine
I did it as an under the bench install - cheaper than a F&P dishdraw but does the same thing.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:40 PM   #29
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Next project. Were looking into getting rid of our trash compactor and putting a dish washer in its place. Anybody try one of these? Reviews seem positive.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:21 PM   #30
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We have a Bosch 18", but not that particular model with an LCD screen. We've had ours since 2009 and I can highly recommend it: quiet, water- and energy-efficient & if used on the 45C 'Quick' cycle, it is just that, completely the job in about 25 minutes
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:15 AM   #31
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However, I think regulation gray water and food waste is going too far.

Grey water is not just dishwater , it includes shower water.

Most skin is alive with pathogens , remember its cleaner to kiss the Princesses Toilet seat than her hand!
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:25 AM   #32
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Most skin is alive with pathogens , remember its cleaner to kiss the Princesses Toilet seat than her hand!
Go for it!

I for one will continue to kiss her hand ( or any other part made available )
Than her royal throne.

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Old 06-01-2014, 06:55 AM   #33
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For folks with limited on board room the simplest solution for dish washing might be unbreakable dishes , plastic drinking items and just toss them in the washing machine withn a towel or two.

The space saved could hold a wine cooler or keg beer cooler?
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:14 PM   #34
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I have one similar to the one Parmenter shows. Works great. Only problem is my dinner plates wont fit. They are 10" plates and these dishwashers only take up to 25 cm (9 7/8) i need to get out the lathe. For now, everyone has to use salad plates at dinner.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:31 PM   #35
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A dishwasher! I have two hands, don't the rest of you guys??? LOL
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:34 PM   #36
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I never use my mechanical dishwasher at my "dirt" home, so would never think of wasting space for such on a boat.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:01 AM   #37
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I never use my mechanical dishwasher at my "dirt" home, so would never think of wasting space for such on a boat.
I never was dished by hand at my "dirt" home, so would never think of having a dishwasher on my boat as wasting space....lol

Just proves a lot of our choices on our boats are really consistent with our land choices. The person who eats out a lot at home, will when cruising. The person who showers very frequently at home will be on the high side on the boat as well. Person who runs air conditioning constantly at home will likely want it on the water. It all carries over to some degree.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:22 AM   #38
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The Hatt came to us with a full sized dishwasher. Never found it to be a waste of space, but admittedly we had a lot more space than most boats. Could store a few days worth in dishes in there. We entertained a lot, too. For big loads , quite water efficient in the quick wash mode vs hand washing; about 5 gallons as I recall. One thing about ours and all good washers these days, they are almost TOO quiet. Manys the time I'd inadvertantly open it up while it was running. I'd agree for most cruising couples, a trash compactor is a better use of space if you have to choose. But again with our total space, no need for us.
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To wash or not to wash (by hand)…

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I never use my mechanical dishwasher at my "dirt" home, so would never think of wasting space for such on a boat.
You're a good man MarkPierce! To BandB…how would you know about Captain Pierce's dining habits?
Some folks, such as myself, cook and clean up the old fashioned way. And I would put my cooking skills up against anyone! Some old salts used to drag their dishes behind the boat in a mesh bag.
My outdoor life is different from my home life. Otherwise, what would be the fun of it? Who needs a floating house? I could see a dishwasher in a year round live aboard I guess. The trouble is as you said BandB, a lot of folks try to live the same way in both, if they have a home and a yacht.

PS The Swiss/German Miele company does make wonderful products! Sehr Gut!!!
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:25 PM   #40
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Our Hatteras was our house for 6 years; no land-based home at all. A dishwasher was not on our "have to have" list, but most boats like ours came with them.

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