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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    The following is a solution for the Med. Our shower comprises a brown 12l container with a wide top epening, sold for brewing wine, a 12v bilge pump on the end of some rubber tube, with a showerhead on the end. We shower in the cockpit. At fitting out time I spray the container black, so that it heats up reasonably quickly. By midsummer, the paint has come off, but the water is often too hot anyway. To keep water consumption down, I have blocked the spray holes using a soldering iron on the plastic, and drilled new ones using a 0.3 to 0.5 drill bit in a Dremel.

    The set up needs cleaning every 2 or 3 weeks,

  2. #22
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    Surrey & boat in Dorset. Both have pubs
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    I'm not a liveaboard but on holiday use this https://www.hozelock.com/product/portashower/ in the cockpit. I did have a proper shower in the heads but it was a pain trying to keep everything dry and in reality the heads was to small so the shower went. I was away for 4 weeks this summer and mostly anchored so it got well used apart from the 2 nights in a marina.

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    Quote Originally Posted by ross84 View Post
    Sure I know the true seadog uses a bucket and rinses off, but maybe in a Marina in the North of England it isn't so great. Most boats in my budget don't have showers. I don't mind - I'm used to bucket showers! So my question is, I can I just use a bucket in the head - does the water go into the Bilge and can then be pumped out? Or are the heads in yachts usually 'wet' rooms anyway?

    Thanks
    On both my Benes there is/was a shower/toilet pod made of figlass. Completely self contained. Two on my present boat. There is a calorifier both engine heated and immersion heated. Lashings of hot water. I shower every night where ever we are berthed. I dont consider grey water to be a pollutant. There is a pump connected to the base of the pod. So we shower on board, every AWB I have been on is set up this way. By the way, a squirt of hot water first from the shower head on the pull out tap hose, a dessert spoon of foo foo juice, aka body wash, to get a lather, then rinse off. Less than a 5 litres of water used. We hold 100 gallons of water in two tanks. At anchor here in Portugal we have some 5 gallon bidons that we take ashire whenever we go and tip them jn to the tanks if necessary. We have never run short.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    Quote Originally Posted by Heckler View Post
    On both my Benes there is/was a shower/toilet pod made of figlass. Completely self contained. Two on my present boat. There is a calorifier both engine heated and immersion heated. Lashings of hot water. I shower every night where ever we are berthed. I dont consider grey water to be a pollutant. There is a pump connected to the base of the pod. So we shower on board, every AWB I have been on is set up this way. By the way, a squirt of hot water first from the shower head on the pull out tap hose, a dessert spoon of foo foo juice, aka body wash, to get a lather, then rinse off. Less than a 5 litres of water used. We hold 100 gallons of water in two tanks. At anchor here in Portugal we have some 5 gallon bidons that we take ashire whenever we go and tip them jn to the tanks if necessary. We have never run short.
    At last -
    I thought I was alone in actually using the facilities that take up valuable space. In a marina tonight and so showered on board before going out. Why I’ve never thought of trotting down the street to a communal bathroom or pouring water from a bin bag in the porch escapes me.

  5. #25
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    Apr 2005
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    On the boat I ran in the U.K. my shower had a sump with an auto pump to empty it. The hot water was shared with the Mate's cabin however so if alongside and not doing watches being the first up was the key to a hot shower! We could divert hot water from the other cabins but the engineer never would, I think out of spite to most of the Mates not getting out of bed promptly.

    When boating I have had 2 wonderful showers. One was after a traumatic delivery to Brighton, those showers were wonderfully hot and powerful. The second was after getting pretty much drowned on a RIB off of Norfolk, I spent probably 30 minutes in the B&B shower.

    Whilst living part time in a caravan it was accepted to use the communal showers, I had a wet room but it was just easier to walk 50 yards. Never used the communal heads though - I still try to only do #2 at home despite here most places provide a disposable seat cover. Sorry if too much information!

    The traumatic delivery boat had a bath installed during the refit, it was primarily a live aboard in a marina so probably not an issue but not sure how. a tub would work on a smaller boat at sea.

    I would seriously try to avoid draining into the bilges though as even the best pumps will never get it completely dry just because of their pick up limits. If you feel you can't do it yourself, and basic GRP mounding is pretty easy - I know because I can do it!, it wouldn't be that expensive to get a sump made.

    Not sure what the UK regulations are regarding grey water these days?

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    Last edited by PilotWolf; 10-11-19 at 07:17.
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  6. #26
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    We had a shower and also a shower bag we used on deck: https://www.amazon.co.uk/RISEPRO-gal...18703224&psc=1

  7. #27
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    On the mooring, we normally dinghy ashore to yard or club for shower. When out and about, use on board shower if engine has been running or camping shower when anchored.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    Our boat has a dedicated shower cubicle with an automatic pump to extract water. We spend most of our time in marinas (semi-liveaboard) and I tend to use the on-board shower in preference to the marina facilities which are rather a long way away for cold weather.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    Quote Originally Posted by maby View Post
    Our boat has a dedicated shower cubicle with an automatic pump to extract water. We spend most of our time in marinas (semi-liveaboard) and I tend to use the on-board shower in preference to the marina facilities which are rather a long way away for cold weather.
    We had the same set up, vastly improved by a Webasto outlet.
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  10. #30
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    Default Re: Daft question about showers on yachts

    I knew a guy who kept a boat on one of the large African lakes. Often he couldn’t take a swim due to the presence of hippos. He would close the cockpit drains, fill the cockpit and have a bath.

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