Boat carpet wet dry vacuum

 Hi guys, I've just brought a new boat and was chasing some recommendations on a good wet dry vacuum to use on the carpet. I've seen the karcher tradie vacs at Bunnings does anyone use one of these?


The missus wasn't too happy I used the Dyson stick vac! Haha

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Fri, 2021-11-05 07:28

I got one from Bunnings. Not a Karcher though. Was 90 odd dollars and does the trick. Is all black, can't remember the brand  

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Either Kärcher or Ryobi

Fri, 2021-11-05 07:49

 I've had both, they both do a great job. Don't ask me why but it's a very, very wise idea to remove the paper dust filter and use the foam sock when sucking up water. It's an even wiser idea to empty it after use unless you want to start your own death spore science experiment.
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Ozito wet and dry vac is not

Fri, 2021-11-05 08:11

Ozito wet and dry vac is not too bad and sucks more than a ______. Good bang for buck. 

We used it for drying the bilge a 60 footer for many years. 



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Had a Karcher, it died after

Fri, 2021-11-05 10:29

Had a Karcher, it died after not a lot if use. Now have a Ryobi  and still going strong after several years.

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Just a heads up

Fri, 2021-11-05 12:31

Aldi have a Ferrex Wet and dry vac for sale today, one year warranty and less than $50 ...... 

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 Cheers lads. I'll have a

Fri, 2021-11-05 14:14

 Cheers lads. I'll have a look at the ozito and ryobi it won't be sucking a heap of water just some left over water from the deck wash and hopefully fish scales! Won't be able to get to Aldi from hedland today but thanks for the heads up sunshine. 

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Fri, 2021-11-05 15:26

30L with the stainless steel drum. remove the filter/dust bag and install the foam sock over the motor to use as a wet vac.  


very under-rated vacuums.... I've had mine for 5 years and still going strong as the day I got it.  also great for spew, red wine, dog piss, etc. add some bi-carb soda to heavily stained or stinky areas, massage it in, and suck it up for a stain and stink free clean!