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Old 31-07-2008, 17:59   #1
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Installing a Shower in a Smaller Boat

I'm in the market for a boat in the 27-30 ft range. Two options are the Albin Vega 27 and Norsea 27. These boats have heads, but no showers.

Is it possible to retrofit showers in these boats, and if so, how? A sun shower or portable shower won't do it it: it needs to be a hot "indoor" shower.

I'd be willing to give up the forward v-berth for this purpose so long as one of the settees in the main cabin folded out into a full double.

Also, what's the best way to install additional water tankage in a smaller boat?

Your advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 31-07-2008, 18:19   #2
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In the crews quarters on a 85 foot sailing yacht i worked/lived aboard we had a shower. The head was in the overhead...not a nozzle...it came straight down.
The shower area was curtained off to keep the head and "vanity" dry. The showere curtain was in a track that was about 2.5 feet on a side.

There was a small lip at the bottom on the deck that caught the water.

they were some of the best sham dowers I ever took!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 31-07-2008, 18:22   #3
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About the best one I have seen is the one Frank put in the v-berth of his Ariel 'Revival'. Here is a link to it on the PearsonAriel.org owners site.

Many of the mods he did on his Ariel are worth taking a look at for other small cruising boats. He did some amazing work to that boat.
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Incredible work. Beautiful result. Unfortunately I could not do something like that in a million years. I have neither the skills nor the time. Is there a solution that a decent boatyard could accomplish for something less than the cost of a brand new boat?
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Keep comin to this board...people may give you ideas...and you can avoid being held hostage by a "yard"
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Cheap...plumb the heater part into your system or leave it as is. Works very well. Shower curtain on a ceiling hung rod for your stall...

Zodi On Demand Hot Water & Portable Hot Showers
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Re: Installing a Shower in a Smaller Boat

I know this thread is a little old, but my friend (who is a lifetime cruiser) just wrote an article on his blog about some great shower options for boats. I had never heard of some of these, so I thought they'd be appropriate for this thread.

Boat and Camping Showers: Equipment and Strategies : SanJuanSufficiency.com

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