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Old 21-07-2012, 18:37   #31
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Re: Help! This Girl Needs A Shower!

goldiphlox how many guys have checked out your profile so far? LOL
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Old 21-07-2012, 19:46   #32
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Re: Help! This Girl Needs A Shower!

My boat's very teak head *was* the shower - water stains inside the drawers and cabinets... :-( No way am I, much less anybody else, going to shower in my teak head. Underway, which is usually several weeks at a time, showers are on deck with a solar shower. My hair was waist-length all my life, but I cut it short when my boat abducted me - and within 20 minutes wished I had never suffered long hair! Give short hair a try - if you don't like it it will grow back.

I have two solar showers that I found on amazon.com, a 2.5 gallon one and a 4 gallon one. For me the 2.5 gallon one is perfect, if you choose to keep your long hair the 4 gallon one is probably more than enough. I hang the solar shower on my shrouds high enough to get good water flow, but where I can put the nozzle higher than the bag to stop the water while I lather up.

Somehow most Americans get excited or upset over a naked human body, too bad so sad, take your showers away from the eyes of the odd, or at night. My body is a pleasant sight so I have not had any complaints, but I am careful to avoid showering where/when children may see me - children are cool, they don't care about natural things, but too many adults do.

There's lotsa stuff in books and on the i-net about showering/bathing on a boat, some people plug the scuppers in their cockpit to take a bath. :-)
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Old 21-07-2012, 19:52   #33
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goldiphlox how many guys have checked out your profile so far? LOL
Hey im cute...they cant help it! lol
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Old 21-07-2012, 20:06   #34
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My boat's very teak head *was* the shower - water stains inside the drawers and cabinets... :-( No way am I, much less anybody else, going to shower in my teak head. Underway, which is usually several weeks at a time, showers are on deck with a solar shower. My hair was waist-length all my life, but I cut it short when my boat abducted me - and within 20 minutes wished I had never suffered long hair! Give short hair a try - if you don't like it it will grow back.

I have two solar showers that I found on amazon.com, a 2.5 gallon one and a 4 gallon one. For me the 2.5 gallon one is perfect, if you choose to keep your long hair the 4 gallon one is probably more than enough. I hang the solar shower on my shrouds high enough to get good water flow, but where I can put the nozzle higher than the bag to stop the water while I lather up.

Somehow most Americans get excited or upset over a naked human body, too bad so sad, take your showers away from the eyes of the odd, or at night. My body is a pleasant sight so I have not had any complaints, but I am careful to avoid showering where/when children may see me - children are cool, they don't care about natural things, but too many adults do.

There's lotsa stuff in books and on the i-net about showering/bathing on a boat, some people plug the scuppers in their cockpit to take a bath. :-)
I agree. My head is entirely teak and i would not try to shower in there. Its also tiny....thats why i thought the cockpit would be a nice place to shower...with a curtain of course...
One thing though...even if i have to lug extra gallons of water...im not cutting my hair! just my preference....

Now bathing on a boat i would have never thought of...add jets maybe and a solar pool cover and have a hot tub.....my luck i would sink my boat! Lol
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Old 21-07-2012, 20:13   #35
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Re: Help! This Girl Needs A Shower!

i love showering in my cockpit--as i dont relly have much of an enclosure, i pin up some towels to block nosey eyeballs and use the hose with a cool nozzle---when i am at dock.
at anchor i use the solar showers ye get for 5 dollars at walmart. they work great.
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Old 21-07-2012, 20:51   #36
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Connie and I use a saltwater pump to rough shower on deck and use a 4 gal sun shower with fresh water to finish! worked for years ! as long as your in the tropics!LOL up in the PNW ya better heat the water on the stove and take a sitz bath! way better then frozen nipples!! Just sayin salt water is easy to get !!
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Ahhh...Zeehag...Ive heard tales about you
That's a beautiful sailboat you have...i would think you'd have plenty of room in the cabins head for a shower in that baby
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Old 21-07-2012, 21:25   #38
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---and behold!!--the cloud of dust in the distance became clearer as the riders and horses approached--led by non other than Sir Galahad himself.
The beautiful damsel appeared concerned, but could only utter a subdued, Uh-oh!!
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Somehow I don't think that's the reaction you are going to get outta Goldiphlox!
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Old 21-07-2012, 21:37   #39
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Re: Help! This Girl Needs A Shower!

Here's the idea I have for a solar shower. Put a black tank on deck with a water line to wherever you want your shower. Put a inner tube inside the tank with a permanently attached airline running to where you want your shower. To get pressure, use a bicycle tire pump to pump up the inner tube. Viola! Solar shower with pressure!
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Re: Help! This Girl Needs A Shower!

goldie--but she does--s hotter water from hose than in shower these days.....and is cruising, so is all good. if i catch enough rain, i like a good outdoor rain bath...in the cockpit, of course.....
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I used to use a Coleman Hot water on demand. I rigged up a loose shower curtain in the heads, and a bilge pump recessed into the sole to take away the water, I drained this into the sink.
It was fiddly to set up, but worked really well.
I had a 9 litre bucket on "standby just in case I ran out of water. Yes I used a propane canister by Coleman. It gave me approx 10 showers.

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I have an Eco-temp in my boat but only because of my upcoming plans. For years hence, I used a solar shower. Works great for the weekender. Many cruisers buy a weed sprayer and paint it black and adapt a shower head to it. Hope this helps.
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Well....it helped me out a great deal! Lol
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