One of the things I miss most about being ashore is the long hot showers. When I'm cruising, I'm more concerned about water conservation, cost, and quality.
The head/shower on my Tayana 37
isn't big, but I appear to be, at least according to the Taiwanese. So I prefer to shower
in the cockpit.
I live in the tropics (well, Ft. Lauderdale is just above the red line on the charts) so needing to shower in the heated cabin isn't a problem. In winter, however, the cooler waters can be ... invigorating (sort of like a reverse sauna/cold pool exercise). I use a solar
shower and find that 6 gallons of warm water is more than enough for a couple rinses. I cnaged out the short hose for something in the 10' range so that I can leave the solar
shower either attached to the bimini
or lying down on the companionway
I'm not thrilled about running the engine
to heat a 6 gallon tank even if I can charge the batteries, so mbianka's suggestion of the Coleman seems like a good idea. I've got my gas grill
plumbed from the propane
tank but carrying a half dozen green propane bottles doesn't seem excessive or overly expensive.