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Old 07-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #21
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Heard about a sailing couple in the Caribbean that had guests on board. They were into conserving water. When the guests offered to wash dishes, they were told to only wash the fronts to save water. That's when they decided they had gone too far in conservation.
Wonder if they were the same sailing couple (Brits) who came through here a few year ago. They used fresh water and soap to wash dishes but just wiped them dry without rinsing at all at all. I wonder if they needed/carried a large supply of Loperamide.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #22
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Onboard dishwashers and multiple sinks?
At home the (now frail aged) dog licks the plates clean, then straight to the cupboard. Should work boating with dogs.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #23
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Onboard dishwashers and multiple sinks?
At home the (now frail aged) dog licks the plates clean, then straight to the cupboard. Should work boating with dogs.
I have a feeling that you are not going to be having anyone over for dinner anymore.
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Onboard dishwashers and multiple sinks?
At home the (now frail aged) dog licks the plates clean, then straight to the cupboard. Should work boating with dogs.
Bruce, we call that our prewash system. Never thought of using it as a guest deterrent.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #25
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Dirty dishes? Heh, heh....no problemo...Get a dog or two....

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Old 07-09-2013, 12:14 AM   #26
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RTF, that reminds me of when I was a kid and went to summer camps. Nobody could eat until everyone had their plate filled. Then, when the bell rang everyone could chow down. It sure got quiet after that bell rang.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:24 AM   #27
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Bruce, we call that our prewash system. Never thought of using it as a guest deterrent.
Well, there just might be a dishwasher involved, between the dog-cycle and cupboard. But don`t tell anyone.
Nice to see RTF on the thread.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:43 AM   #28
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Onboard dishwashers and multiple sinks?
At home the (now frail aged) dog licks the plates clean, then straight to the cupboard. Should work boating with dogs.
This is why there are not many live aboard cats, takes ages to do the washing up.
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So, no kidding. Does anyone put their dishes in a mesh bag and hang them overboard to let the salt water creatures pre clean them? It seems like all you would have to do is give them a light washing after that.
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We have a double sink like Rochepoint which can be tight, but gets the job done.
Al, you have twice our sink "power." Our single sink is about equal to one of your two sinks. It is sufficient, but we often use paper plates/bowls.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #31
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So, no kidding. Does anyone put their dishes in a mesh bag and hang them overboard to let the salt water creatures pre clean them? It seems like all you would have to do is give them a light washing after that.
I have some sailor friends who pre dunk their dishes. I've used a raw water foot pump for prerinsing on a sailboat. I have enough water capacity not to bother with it. At least for the cruising I've done this far. My dishwasher drawer only uses 6 gallons a load.

My former mother in law would not let us stack her good china when we cleared the table because it didn't go in the dishwasher and she didn't want to have to wash the bottoms.
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At less than 30' LOA we have slight case of sink envy and my wife certainly now has dishwasher envy too, thank you for that BTW Jennifer. Like Mark above though we tend to pick nick dine on the boat. Breakfast is never a problem either and with some creative rinsing we can manage to wash the electric griddle as well.

Pre dunking overboard never has occurred to us??? I suppose you could, not sure what harm it would do.
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So, no kidding. Does anyone put their dishes in a mesh bag and hang them overboard to let the salt water creatures pre clean them? It seems like all you would have to do is give them a light washing after that.
I guess if you could limit your speed to 3 kts or so, you might be able to consider that the agitation cycle and skip the scrubbing. Then it's just a quick rinse and stack. Ready for the next meal! Any food bits left on the plates can be classified as leftovers.

Mark, we use a lot of paper too, but they tend to float for a while before they soak up enough water to sink. And forget the plastic tableware. They all float, but at least the clear ones are less obvious to other boats in the anchorage.
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... we can manage to wash the electric griddle as well. Pre dunking overboard never has occurred to us??? I suppose you could, not sure what harm it would do.
Maybe not the electric griddle...
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Maybe not the electric griddle...
I concede your point
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Heard about a sailing couple in the Caribbean that had guests on board. They were into conserving water. When the guests offered to wash dishes, they were told to only wash the fronts to save water. That's when they decided they had gone too far in conservation.
Sounds like the joke about getting tired of the inlaws coming over for dinner every Sunday. So the guy puts the dishes down for the dog; then puts them directly back in the cupboard... Problem solved.
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Interesting, Al. But what do you do with garbage you don't throw overboard? Some of our garbage taken off from our last trip:

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But what do you do with garbage you don't throw overboard?
Never heard of that kind of garbage
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Mark, we use a lot of paper too, but they tend to float for a while before they soak up enough water to sink. And forget the plastic tableware. They all float, but at least the clear ones are less obvious to other boats in the anchorage.
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Mark, we use a lot of paper too, but they tend to float for a while before they soak up enough water to sink. And forget the plastic tableware. They all float, but at least the clear ones are less obvious to other boats in the anchorage.
Oh you environmentalists from the left coast land of fruits and nuts raving about what goes overboard! Next thing you know your radical ideas will be exported to the pristine far Northeast and we will have holding tanks and pump out stations imposed upon us. Then what are the lobsters gonna eat?
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