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Old 01-24-2020, 01:28 PM   #21
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If you asked my wife, a full size, vented washer and dryer is one of the most compelling reasons for a larger boat.
Yup!
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:17 AM   #22
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What time can you show up? Bring all the necessary milk crates.
With any luck, middle of 2022, give or take a few monthís, can you hold out that long? LOL
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:42 PM   #23
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With any luck, middle of 2022, give or take a few monthís, can you hold out that long? LOL
No problem. I will buy another pair underwear.
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:46 AM   #24
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First - I saw an appliance installer use these little air bags to lift a dishwasher while he set the height. $15 on amazon. Genius tool. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XB4BFPP...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
The first summer we cruised our 34’ sail boat in Newport and it rained a week was the time we swore to get an electric dryer for our boat. The misery of damp towels and clothes hanging around a damp boat was no fun.
I hear mixed emotions about the little splendide machines, not much good about the unvented.
We bought a boat with Bosch stacked washer and dryer. Little larger than the Splendides and the dryer is vented. My wife loves the boat because we can take a shower and then dry the towels. Grandkid makes a mess? No problem. His clothes and the Sheets are fresh and dry as often as you wish.
The W&D are no where as large as our home machines but big enough to do a couple large towels or bed sheets or complete grandson clothes. This makes the difference between camping and living for us.
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Old 02-01-2020, 10:56 AM   #25
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The original Splendide quit working several years ago. Old enough that parts were no longer available so I pulled it out and it made great storage. This was the vented model. Fast forward to a couple of months ago and the wife (tolerated but doesn’t love boating) says we should take an extended trip to Canada this summer. But we need a washer dryer. I’m all in on the project to make this trip happen.
So I order a new Splendide from a RV outfit and it gets delivered in about a week. The reason I went with the Splendide again is that I thought it would be an exact change out and the exterior size was the same. Any bigger size and the new unit would not fit thru doorways even with the doors removed. As it was I had to remove the door from the Splendide because the handle stuck out. This actually gave another hand hold for moving the unit and was a benefit
So getting back to the install, the major difference was where the exhaust for the dryer was located. Had to cut a new hole And modify the ducting. Was glad I did this before getting the new unit in place.
There are several younger stronger guys at my marina and they gave me a hand moving it onto and into the boat. Having remembered what I had to do to remove the old one and having it prepped ahead of time made it a 10 minute job to get the new one in place.
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:31 PM   #26
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Wifey B:

1. Professional.
2. Replace.
3. Vent. No not you, vent the machine.
4. Sliders. Furniture sliders will make sliding it out easy. May be hard to get under back but can be done. Get big ones.
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Lots of good discussion. Thanks all. Now that the weather is becoming more "Florida like" I can forsee that I will want the ability to dry towels, rags etc. Washing not as important but nice to have that option too. so... we are probably going to hire the professional to come out and fix it but we will have the heavy milk crates and plywood to move it out on. Thank you Crusty Chief! We are also in a nice marina with plenty of strapping young men who could probably be hired to help the repair guy move it out. Going to get working on this tomorrow. Keep fingers crossed that we 1. don't damage our lovely woodwork and 2. don't damage our bodies! ( Not necessarily in that order)
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:51 PM   #28
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I have owned the a vented and non-vented Splendide.
Just like in your house, gotta keep the dryer hose snaked out to prevent dryer fires.
Currently own a non-vented.
Over all, the results are the same. Might take 4 hours to totally dry the clothes.
From both, the results are wrinkled clothes. SMILE
Sort of humorous, you can wash more clothes in a load than you can dry in one load.. CHUCKLE
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:23 PM   #29
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When we were installing a Splendide vented model in a previous boat, I covered the bulkheads with cardboard to protect them from scratches. It took 2 guys to move it into the boat. Not too bad but I am now almost 20 years older so it might be quite a bit more difficult now...
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:55 PM   #30
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Blue Sky came with an old vented Splendide that lasted about two years before it gave up on drying completely. We replaced it with a new vented model and are very happy with it. It will do a load of one berth bedding plus some shirts or shorts thrown in, which isn't too bad. The key is not to load the tub more than 3/4 full. Everything comes out dry, and wrinkled is a good look; it matches me.
The haulout/replacement was done professionally (a no brainer for us).
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Thought I'd update you folks on our Splendide situation. We hired a great repair guy who came out and yes... as I suspected the belt had come off the drum. Thanks to you guys, the milk crate and pressed board "table" worked great to slide the machine out on to. My husband and the repair guy, George were able to do it themselves. All parts of the machine were in great shape which was good to know. We also learned that the unit vents through a hole which leads to the big engine vent located right outside on the bulwark. No vent hoses, no lint buildup, great ventilation so that was good to learn. Now I don't have to worry about lint fires on the boat! Thanks again and I hope I can help out in some other way in the future.
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