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Old 05-09-2013, 12:40   #16
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Re: The perfect showerhead?

Saqqara, I have very long hair (calf length) and the way I shower using little water is to braid my hair and clip the braid up to an overhead hatch handle. Then I simply wash my scalp. I just rinse the length if I need to. There are many ways to handle long hair and not use a lot of water. I hope this helps and if your honey needs any ideas about the care of long hair, please feel free to PM me.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:40   #17
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60 gallons of fresh water in 18 hours
I use 100 gallons in 3 months. I shower every day. 60 gals per day is simply ludicrous.

An average US bathtub holds 30 to 50 gallons... so thats 2 bathtubs per day.

In tha Bahamas that would be costing you $30 per day just for water.
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Old 05-09-2013, 14:02   #18
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Great suggestions all. Let me clarify that we were only out for the weekend, tied up at night to a pier with water at hand if necessary, and we were flushing the head with fresh water to minimize odors. It's great we found the bottom of the tank. Did you think they were going to take my word that it had one? Teachable moment achieved; but my old shower heads seem to push a lot of volume at low pressure and that seems worth tending to. Probably will never make long cruises with those two because they are easily seasick.
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Oh my I hold 180 gals of water if I had a first mate using that kind of water I'd get single again fast
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Re: The perfect showerhead?

I guess a haircut simply ain't in the cards?

angelfish's advice is well presented. Would love to hear about her suggestions.

Only I ain't got no hair left...just dreamin'...
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Re: The perfect showerhead?

I'd love to see Angelfish's hair....!

We also have a garden hose nozzle on our shower hose - but rarely use it, since simply turning on the shower uses up water like nobody's business! Bucket does it for us!
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Re: The perfect showerhead?

Keep the showerheads and get a watermaker and good genset....

no sense in camping if you don't want to...otherwise a teapot and washcloth will do....
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Re: The perfect showerhead?

Kitchen Sink Spray Head is the way to go in the shower.
We changed ours and everyone really love it

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Re: The perfect showerhead?

I had high hopes for this thread. But I already have the kitchen sprayer type heads and think they kind of suck!

In the end I figure to get a shower head that allows a good real shower and if that means a water maker so be it.
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Not to bogart the thread but wondering if those folks who converted pesticide sprayers could give a few more details on what alterations you made? Photos? Cheers, TCG.
Hi TCG, shower is on the boat (and I'm not ). I can try and get some pics the next time I'm there, but the modification was dead simple. First, I found a black tank (most are grey or white). It came with a long, inflexible wand attached to a good length of flexible hose. I cut the wand down about ~10 cm to make it usable as a hand-held. Then I carefully opened up the spout (brute force using leatherman) to get a slightly more volumous flow. I re-assembled it all, and whalla! I had planned to replace the on/off switch that came with the pesticide sprayer with a kitchen sprayer nozzle, but I found the existing one worked great once the wand was cut down to size and the nozzle modified.

BTW, these folks sell the same thing as a complete package. I'm sure it works just as well as mine:

Someone already mentioned this, but good pressure with small volumes is the key. That, and simply getting used to using small amounts of water, as opposed to the constant flow, high volume showers that most of us live with on land.
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Alright, I have taken bits of advice from several of you, and ordered from Camping World an Oxygenics (OEM?) shower head, and one similar to a large sink sprayer, like the one shown in a photo by motion30. I am going to try to do one minute flow tests for my existing shower heads, and these two, and a real sink sprayer. We'll use the ones we like most at dockside, and have a stealth mode for longer trips. Against advice I'm keeping the wife.
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Re: The perfect showerhead?

Sounds good... please post your findings as to flow rates. If possible, check the water pressure in your system when doing the tests as that would help us extrapolate to our own vessels. I'm happy with our sink spray shower and would like to know about what the actual flow rate is. would measure myself but I'm some 8000 miles away from the nozzle right now!

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Here's the perfect showerhead :
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Good choice on keeping the wife, I tried it and the restocking fee was over 50%
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Use a solar shower. She will get used to how much she is using when it is a finite supply. My wife will empty a 2.5 gal sun shower, or a 5 gal sun shower. She just uses the water until it is gone. You could put a timer on the pump
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