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216. Top Tips Tuesday - Wash Day Blues


Having spent almost two months on Hindsight earlier this year living the life, it was an eye opener in so much that, even though we lived in shorts and t-shirts, washing them, underwear and of course bedding came round so quickly. Back in the days before automatic washing machines started to appear, Monday tended to be the day for washing and of course ended up in song with Dolly Parton the American country and western singer writing and recording a song entitled 'Wash Day Blues' which included the lines....' No blue Monday washday I look like a lady hobo, just rubbing and scrubbing'. As for Jenny and I it was a case of rubbing and scrubbing small quantities and frequently! Collapsible buckets came in very handy as did our brilliant stainless steel clothes pegs, which were tested to 35 knots of breeze!

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If you're willing to pay for it, there is, in Greece, the opportunity to have your laundry done in marina complexes (assuming you are near to one) and in most towns or larger villages where a laundry service is available. Prices do vary from around 12 euros a 'load' or less. On our return from Greece I was staggered to learn, when back at my ‘part time work’ (six days last week/six days this), that in the last week of June Andy sold via his website no less than 5 Soba Babynova washing machines! Sadly we cannot fit one in on our Mystery 35. The below image shows one of these machines installed on a Sun Oddessey 42DS thanks Kevin for the that, incidentally he writes ‘the plinth can be removed to get to the filter’.


Features include:

  • Compact size
  • 3kg drum capacity
  • Bolt down or roller option
  • Stainless Steel drum and tub
  • Automatic temperature control
  • 50KG Weight when empty

Technical Data:

  • Spin Speed 1000rpm
  • Dimensions (h/w/d) cm 67/46/46
  • Energy Efficiency class B
  • Power consumption (60 degrees) 0.7kWh
  • Washing efficiency B
  • Drum capacity 3kg
  • Water consumption 48L
  • Programme Duration (60 degrees) 100mins
  • Features: Wool programme, temperature selection, eco valve, body galvanised & powder coated, stainless steel drum & tub, detergent drawer to front.
  • Power and Water Supply: Voltage – 230V, Watts – 2.2kW, Fuse protection – 10A,
  • Cold water supply
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