How Exactly Do You Iron on a Boat?!
Not only that, but we don't have shoreline either....hmmmm! Anyway, call me old fashioned, but I still like to iron the bedding - still feels dirty if its not been ironed!
So for liveaboard boaters, there's 2 options (actuallyo maybe 3!)
Your options are as follows:-
1. Continue to use a normal household iron on a 1600w inverter and hope that you don't suddenly hear a *bang* when you hear the inverter bleeping that its been overloaded.
2. Buy a £10 travel iron which are smaller and consume less watts and probably live with half ironed clothes and bedding ( maybe travel irons are better these days?)
3. Go and find someone who does ironing and will pick up and drop back - but have the downside of paying £1 per item and £5 for a double duvet cover :)
We go with option 1 at the moment.... And I literally cringe the whole time the iron is plugged in. It kind of goes like this:
* Switch iron on and cringe
* Listen to inverter start bleeping and cringe again
* Iron faster
* Each time iron needs to reheat, listen to inverter bleep again
and engine go into a haunting dull drone.
* Iron faster
* ... and faster
* Complete ironing, switch iron off and thank god that nothing
blew up, set on fire, lit up or killed me!
Gawd!!! Don't even get me started on ironing boards!
We have to do something - and I think a travel iron is the way forward. Does anyone out there have any recommendations??
On and that isn't an invite to Morphy Richards for free advertising space :)
Earlier this evening I also had a group of hooligans on the towpath outside the boat shouting! It only turned out to be Geoff from Seyella, Moore 2 Life and Rock n Roll. There was also a crew member from Mickey J(?)
It was great to see you all, although very briefly and hopefully I'll see you all again or even have a coffee with you all!