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Old 20-11-2009, 09:17   #1
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Installing New Cockpit Shower

I am installing a cockpit shower and came across the Whale Twist shower. Has anybody used this shower? My concern is that it stays turned off when stored.

Any other models worth considering? I want it to be unobtrusive (I prefer not having the big box/cover) and want both hot & cold water. Whale has another pullout model with a separate mixer that I am also considering...

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Old 20-11-2009, 10:12   #2
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I haven’t used it but would sure consider it...Whale has a good reputation...its an attractive ...small unit...I like it...hope there are some replies.
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Old 20-11-2009, 10:16   #3
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wow, that is pretty trick. I'd give it a try depending on how much the kit cost. Looks really simple to install and they certainly spent a significant amount of $$ to do those animations to make you think it is easy to install and operate. If it's half as nice as it appears, I think my better half would be ok with it.
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Might consider it.

I like it too. I might consider it. My one question is how easy is it to take apart and clean. I'm thinking of a fresh/salt water cockpit washdown/shower for the cockpit but, I want to be able to maintain it too. If those tiny holes in the shower get clogged you'll need to be able to clean the shower head.

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Old 03-12-2009, 09:04   #5
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That Whale Twist is a beautiful thing.

Not quite the same league, but here's a $35 low-budget alternative:
Duckworks Boatbuilders Supply

We have one, and it's great for rinsing off after a swim, or after, say, using Sea Savon to shampoo in the salt water.
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I bought the Whale twist but unfortunately havent installed it yet. I appears to be a quality unit. I do wonder about how easy it will be to adjust the temperature with soapy hands etc, but it does eliminate the need for a two knob faucet....
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I just bought one of these.Did you mount yours yet. How's it working? Thanks
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I ended up not using it...didnt work out well for the install and location I ended up doing. For one thing I ended up using a propane flow-through water heater which eliminated the need for two hoses entirely. Not sure if those units make things simpler or not really....
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I did install it and have used it once. Install was easy - only issue was that I had to reduce size of hose from 1/2" ID to 3/8" ID (OD needed to be 1/2"). Works well. I took a Sharpie and put a line on it so I know where I should adjust it to for temp. That should keep the kids from wasting too much water (we'll see!). The install is out of the way (I installed it in my aft lazarette) and actually looks professional. If I can do it, anyone can! Good luck.
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I use a 6-gallon sun shower with an extra long hose. No metal parts, no drilling, no plumbing, not much to go wrong. I hang it from the backstay and when the water's gone, the waters gone.

The only thing to be careful about these as they can heat the water to scalding faster than you can imagine.
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We installed a cockpit shower with hot/cold mixer made by Scandvik. We wanted a very small footprint for the cutout and this one required two smaller holes, rather than most of the ones I've seen with the whole unit contained in a box requiring a large cutout.

See pictures on Cockpit Shower | Cruiser's Nation

Over a year now and we love it. We use it more than the one in the head.

Great for washing the dog too!
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