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Old 01-03-2012, 19:03   #1
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Hello: I don't use a Bidet now but was thinking that one on the boat especially the add-on to the standard toilet might be an idea for longish periods where washing or swimming opportunities might be limited. I googled "add on bidet for toilets" and found a number. Any thoughts or experience?? I thought it might be an attractive idea for somebody like Captain Hook. MarkH
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Old 01-03-2012, 19:25   #2
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I would think such a device would be welcome at the bare minimum for hygiene's sake.
Sometimes a groin wash is necessary when you cant get near the shower.
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Rebel heart +++1 Bob and Connie
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You could always temporarily pull the paddle-transducer out from the inside - that should give you a small saline fountain suitable for bits and pits!
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Oooooohh salt water on me naughty bits,,,nonononononono,,,,
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Gonna have a BIG water tank and a BIG water maker if ya want to have a private parts washer !! LOL Bob and Connie
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Geee...thanks Bob,,and Connie...i should close my curtains in the future!! hahaha
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Re: Onboard bidet

Small boat = small head = handheld shower on hose that reaches to the head.

Problem solved.

Only remaining problem is that distance to water heater means I would have to run water til warm. Not willing to do that, so brrrrr.
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Small boat = small head = handheld shower on hose that reaches to the head.

Problem solved.

Only remaining problem is that distance to water heater means I would have to run water til warm. Not willing to do that, so brrrrr.


That or the transom shower when it gets dark, but I usually just suck it up and towel off quickly !
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Re: Onboard bidet

There are always some really amusing ideas making their way into a "cruising forum" and a bidet on board is one for a good laugh.

Like Bobconnie succinctly put it - where are you going to get the water from to run such a "fountain?" According to the statistics websites, each person in the USA uses about 152 gallon PER DAY (575L). That's more than the total water tankage on a lot of sailboats.

Cruising is an exercise in minimalist water consumption - even if you have a watermaker. Sink taps are opened only a little bit and quickly shut off and not left running while washing or scrubbing.

And where are you going to put the thing - in the main salon? The heads in sailboats are very tightly packed with minimal room to maneuver and just barely enough room for the marine MSD (Throne) to fit between wall and sink counter.

And when you look carefully at the average sailboat head compartment you will notice that there already is a handheld sprayer mounted in the shower. It is there so you can save water by directing water only on the body areas that need wetting or rinsing - and that includes your "tush."
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http://www.zodi.com/Consumer/zodiextremeshower.html

This is what I use. A zodi extreme. It also keeps the water hot for hours when sailing.......ready for a cup of tea or chicken bouillon
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This is what I use. A zodi extreme. It also keeps the water hot for hours when sailing.......ready for a cup of tea or chicken bouillon
Woops i meant This is what I use for hot water..... Not a bidet
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