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    In our 4588 we decided not to replace the sunken stock vacuum cleaner, and I have been using my shop vac until I select a unit to have on board. We have shopped around and so much of what is available seems kind of JUNKY! Any thoughts on a good lightweight vacuum? We think we want some kind of powerhead even a small one. Trying to stay away from home hardware junk too.

    Thanks steve

    #2
    The Beam 145 central vacuum has been a workhorse on my boat and has permitted me to maintain my boat nice and clean.


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      #3
      We carry a Eureka Optima.

      It was the only one I could find with a powered beater brush

      and the handle retracts for easy storage.

      http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-Optima-.../dp/B0009PRJZU


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        #4
        Stompor wrote:
        We carry a Eureka Optima.

        It was the only one I could find with a powered beater brush

        and the handle retracts for easy storage.

        http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-Optima-.../dp/B0009PRJZU

        I looked at that one - it felt a bit chintzy and held off and have been looking still, how does it work?

        The real proof test to me is do you feel like you need to bring the "good" one from home periodically or does it do good enough?
        1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
        1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
        Nobody gets out alive.

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          #5
          We use the Dyson units at home.

          We're thinking about getting one of the smaller uprights and stashing it in that compartment under the bed

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            #6
            I have the portable dirt devil on the boat, I love it cause its got a telescoping handle. feels like a fullsize, yet small enough for a boat.. I keep it in the boys stateroom closet.. its got good sucking power to get the dirt out of the carpets and light enough for me to handle on the steps, its small enough to get under the salon table and in tight corners. you just dump the dirt bin out.. no bags.. YAAAAAA

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              #7
              kwb wrote:
              I looked at that one - it felt a bit chintzy and held off and have been looking still, how does it work?

              The real proof test to me is do you feel like you need to bring the "good" one from home periodically or does it do good enough?
              We have two golden retrievers, it works great!
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                #8
                Stompor wrote:
                We have two golden retrievers, it works great!
                You should have enough hair to make a new dog every couple of weeks.
                Started boating 1955
                Number of boats owned 32
                Bayliners
                2655
                2755
                2850
                3870 presently owned
                Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                  #9
                  Without a power head our original central vac wasn't a match for the hair from our yellow lab, so we removed it and bought a canister type vacuum cleaner. We wanted something with really strong suction plus a powered upholstery attachment with a long hose so we could use it on the steps, tight places such as the office (which is too narrow for a standard upright), and in the companion way which is hard to clean due to the slight curve. The handle on our model collapses so it fits nicely in the storage space under the desk.

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                    Stompor wrote:
                    We carry a Eureka Optima.

                    It was the only one I could find with a powered beater brush

                    and the handle retracts for easy storage.

                    http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-Optima-.../dp/B0009PRJZU

                    that is the newer model to what i use.... we got ours for the RV 10 years ago and and about 5-6 years ago we got a newer one(wanted something a little bigger on the RV) and put this on the boat.....

                    it has worked great for me and the now 5 year old (he uses it no problem).... we used it on our 28 foot and our 4550(only for about 9 months)


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                      #11
                      I got the smaller size Dyson right after we bought the 38, it works great & is easy to store. The Admiral has one at home so I looked at them at Target & liked it but didn't want to spend the $$$. Checked eBay & bought a new one for $215.00. We had a Ultima on the 32 it worked great also but shot craps after we bought the 38 and would have bought one again but after using the Dyson at home I really liked how well it cleaned carpet. I vacuum every day or 2 on the boat so it gets a workout.
                      Capt. Ron.
                      "I will not tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death"
                      "Never Trade Luck For Skill"
                      1987 3870 - Northern Lights ll
                      Hino EH700
                      Westerbeke 8.0
                      1999 Logic Marine 17' CC/50 Merc.
                      on Louisiana pool Mississippi River.

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                        #12
                        We have an optima and like it just fine, Compact and easy to use w/ plenty of power. dr

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                          neo12242 wrote:
                          that is the newer model to what i use.... we got ours for the RV 10 years ago and and about 5-6 years ago we got a newer one(wanted something a little bigger on the RV) and put this on the boat.....

                          it has worked great for me and the now 5 year old (he uses it no problem).... we used it on our 28 foot and our 4550(only for about 9 months)

                          we have 2 of these.. I stuck one on the boat and I love it.. the handle telescopes down and stores nicely in the second berth closet.. no messy bags either.. ours are blue...

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                            #14
                            +1 for the Eureka Optima line. Our friends had it and we borrowed it on day. It did such and amazing job we bought one the next day. It is pretty lightweight and does a great job of picking up everything. As others have said, the telescoping handle makes it compact down for easy storage.

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                              #15
                              Thanks to all that took the time to share your experiences. I had Not looked at these particular units, and will in the next week or two. Once again this site rocks!

                              Cheers steve

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