Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

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Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

Postby baz on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:12 pm

Subject: Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

I have just received my vacuum cleaner I intend to use on my R-27. I searched high and low for a small/portable, light, powerful and cordless vacuum cleaner. In the past I've simply used small but rather large portable vacuum cleaners that required 120v connection and were simply laying about the house.

The one I found is the BLACK+DECKER BDH2020FLFH MAX Lithium Flex Vacuum with Stick Vacuum Floor Head and Pet Hair Brush, 20-volt - Cordless on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JILGZOC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's a bit spendy and I was a bit concerned about this. However, now that I have it I'm very pleased with its size and integral lithium-ion battery that takes about 4 hrs to full charge and does not fade as the battery slowly depletes. It comes with numerous attachments.

Some of the reviews I've read call it "cute".... and I must agree with this. I now will have a vac that I can keep on board and stow easily.
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Re: Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

Postby knotflying on Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:01 am

We use the same one, but without the stick extension. It holds the charge well and does a great job. I am not sure if B&D changed their strategy, but after several years the battery would not hold a charge. I could not get a replacement battery anywhere. When I called B&D they said there is none, you have to buy a new vacuum. I then complained to their customer service. They sent me a replacement vacuum and no cost. Still working 3 years later. I can't figure out why we accumulate so much dust on our boats. We don't even have a dog!
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Re: Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

Postby pricelowe on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:02 am

We use the same one. But use ear protection as it is very loud and in confined places could cause long term hearing issues. Great little vac though.
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Re: Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

Postby Boatagain on Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:18 am

knotflying wrote: ...I can't figure out why we accumulate so much dust on our boats. We don't even have a dog!


That's a question I've wondered about - causes much head scratching. Hey, maybe that's where the dust is from!

Seriously, every corner, every recess, everywhere...all the time. Any ideas?
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Re: Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

Postby nzfisher on Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:06 am

I looked at a fair number of vacuums and found that the Ryobi was pretty good. Most of their tools are not so great but the portable vacuum has a substantial vacuum power it works pretty well and is reasonably priced. Replacing it is not onerous if it wears out or you happen to throw it over the side. here is how I mounted it view it in the link below.
I pulled power from the 120 volt bath outlet to hard mount the charger below the vacuum.
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Re: Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

Postby Pourhouse on Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:44 am

Many of the discontinued tool batteries can be rebuilt by Batteries Plus. A visits there might save a useful item from going to the Land fill.
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Re: Cleaning and vacuuming your Tug

Postby baz on Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:47 am

knotflying wrote:...snip... I can't figure out why we accumulate so much dust on our boats. We don't even have a dog!


...but you have humans onboard and their skin surfaces flake all day long. Cover the bodies with a thick layer of expensive Eucerin - Original Healing creme for Very Dry, Sensitive Skin. :lol: Also stop scratching... :lol: :o

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    viruses

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