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Old 12-14-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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This was brought up on another boating website that I go to....

The original question was dealing with the mechanical side of getting a shower on board and I brought up the practical side of wanting to shower on board. I have a 3000 and still with a 30 footer I have never wanted to take a shower on my boat. Just not alot of room. I'll use the bathrooms at our marina.

So the question is............ Have you taken a shower on your boat?


Please set us all up with size of boat, maybe your size, etc etc.


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Old 12-14-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Well, since our boat doesn't have a "shower" I'll have to say no. It does have a fresh water rinse off spray hose in the transom locker that can be pulled out and used as a cold shower while standing on the swim platform but, with just a 10 gallon supply, we'd have to meter the water carefully. Privacy might also be a concern depending on where we're floating.

Nevertheless, IF we had such a facility I would treat it the same way I treat the onboard head; use it if there are no other options available.

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Old 12-14-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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I Use our shower when we are at anchor or underway, I will use the Marina Shower if it is clean !!
I Have a Maxum 3300 se with a shower in the head Not big but fine when needed

We have spent many a night on the hook, or as a transient in Marinas

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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we use the boat head/shower all the time....although we do a navy shower (rinse-wash-rinse)...it still leaves enough for the admirable to wash her hair....it's sometimes a pain to clean up after but that's what they make towels for....overall it isn't bad..you just have to change your methods compared to the home showers....sometimes we go to the shore facilities just for something different.....

but the boat works fine..

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:21 PM   #5
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1998 37 SCR Has a great shower us it all the time This boat also holds 50 gal of fresh water.
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We have logged 98 nights so far this year and I guess we have taken a shower on board at least 85 of them. I laid a stainless kitchen strainer screen in the shower drain and haven't had to clean the shower sump since last winter. We just rinse the screen out in the head sink after each shower.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:41 AM   #7
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Well so far the boys in the BIG boats( over 30 feet) have answered and it looks like they love their showers! Come all you boaters under 30 feet let us know. Do you squeeze into your head to take a shower?

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28scr which is 29'9" in 2000 but was renamed a 2900scr..... and use the shower for the kids and washing the sand off.

Its a camper shower with a trigger handle, not a soak for hours like home.

much like using the potty, what the point of owning it if you use the comunity shower with everyone germs?

same with a bed and someone else bed bugs at a hotel.

the shower sub has a build in strainer and a sand trap, plus is $140 new...... so wear it out...!
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I have a 2900 SCR and have used the shower when we've visited other marina's as a transient. There is a fresh water hook up by the swim platform that runs through the hot water heater. Works pretty well....
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on my 2003 model yr 2700 scr...it was an acrobat event but the shower worked great.....the other person had to be up in the cockpit or midberth to shower..but it was definitely doable......


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