Laundry Discussion, Continued

OK, since this topic has created such a stir within the little Katherine Jane community, I will continue for just a moment ~ I very much appreciate the comments and suggestions so far (We’ve even got Greg doing some research on combination units – Go Team! You Rock!).

Rob’s latest suggestion was to place the unit(s) in the engine room. Clearly, there would be enough room here, given some ingenuity. However, Greg is dead set against that option for several different reasons, not the least of which is my propensity for dropping random items & the way a small sock caught in some engine intake or another would affect horsepower or something else critical…well, you get my point. I can live with that. So ixnay on the engine room for now.

Bringing us back to the lazarette option. While I appreciate the size of the laz itself, you may be able to see why climbing down this ladder with arms full of laundry, though certainly doable, might not be my favorite thing when it’s a cold, blustery night. And I can tell you that given said blustery night, I’m unlikely to be inclined to go retrieve the laundry when it’s finished. “Oh, it can wait til tomorrow, can’t it?” Out of sight, out of mind is a bad thing when it comes to laundry and me ~ this we already know from many years of experience.

Excuse the mess; we haven’t got to organizing this space yet. The freezer that’s down there can definitely go (it’s yet another case of “I can’t get to it easily, therefore I don’t use it”). It was put there by the previous owners, presumably since the boat was chartered and guests are so demanding about needing to be fed. Getting things in and out shouldn’t be too difficult, as there are two large aft deck hatches which allow access (although I have no idea how we’ll lift the freezer; it looks heavy no matter what you do…all in good time). Anyway, off to the right side is where I’d love to put the door into our stateroom. Currently the space on the stateroom side is taken up by a spare bunk which doesn’t do anything except hold Greg’s extra clothes. That and a tank, which I think there would also be room for in the laz, if we configured everything properly.

6 Responses to “Laundry Discussion, Continued”

  1. Tim Zim
    December 11, 2006 at 8:17 am #

    I love the bright, clean, engine room!

  2. Greg and Jamie
    December 6, 2006 at 5:25 pm #

    Yeah, baby. Laundry drop off. That’s actually sounding pretty good…

  3. rob
    December 6, 2006 at 6:23 am #

    Try here for some details of Candy! you may need to paste link!;=Candy&aff;=overture&affsrc;=atlas

  4. rob
    December 6, 2006 at 12:53 am #

    Sorry Iv`e just re read your post I`m talking a load of rubbish, you do have access to the hold, but I do maintain the need for integrity if it is a watertight compartment already! :o((

  5. rob
    December 6, 2006 at 12:49 am #

    There is a compact euro model which name eludes me at present but its 240 volt? and not very powerful and with a family of four etc I can investigate this! Ah! Iv`e just remembered the name “Candi”! a google search would locate details. The french also have some good compact white goods which I have seen in the supermarkets. Personally I would fit standard units so they can be repaired but dont forget that the drums will need some sort of transit security during rough weather etc? I did mention the engine room rather tongue in cheek! as in a large Nordhaven that I know they have theirs down ther but the husband has to do the washing as she wont get involved with anything mechanical! Tee he!:o)) good idea though don`t you think! do you have a good enough acces to the engine room to fit them as a matter of interest? I do like the thought of a water tight bulk head so any cutting through into the hold, perhaps should maintain the integrity so could be a bit heavy and submarine like, perhaps a larger (just large enough to accomodate the washers) bolt in and sealed removable deck panel with hatch acces from the deck would be a way to go with a small more accomodating spiral staircase down? Just a couple of thoughts for you! I hope I`m not interfering too much? :o((

  6. bowiechick
    December 5, 2006 at 8:05 pm #

    Well, where that freezer is looks like a good spot. But the hatches don’t look big enough to hoist a stackable through them. Hey, what do I know. Maybe there is some compact euro kinda model that would fit the bill. Laundry drop off.