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Old 13-09-2015, 14:25   #16
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Re: Sun Showers What Works for you?

I suggest building your own. Go on-line and buy a Swiss Army Bladder or Swiss Army Water Bag. Lots of dealers, and pretty cheap (around $20-$30). The bags 20 liters, and made of very heavy black food grade rubber. They're seriously robust. They have a strong handle on top, and a valve on the bottom. The valve has a push button that allows the water to come out. The only real modification needed is to remove the inside spring needle of valve and epoxy in a plug that keeps the valve open. I used a large stainless bolt and washer. You can see it in one of the two photos I hopefully attached. Then attach a long (I use 10 foot) hose to the bag and attach a shower head and a corp cock (simple in line valve) toe the end of the hose. Then just fill it, and pull it up your mast and you've got hot water and a really tough shower.
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Old 17-09-2015, 14:02   #17
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Re: Sun Showers What Works for you?

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Save more freshwater, where the ocean is warm, by:
1. Wet down with fresh water
2. Soap up
3. Jump in the ocean for rinse
4. Climb out and rinse off the salt water with fresh

That's exactly what we do. But on occasions we just fill the bag and use it in the cockpit. Like in the evening when we noticed a 6' hammer swimming around the boat.



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Used MSR brand dromedary bags with shower kit for year on river trips. Used a boat fuel tank bulb under foot to create pressure rather than gravity. Very tough material that will last for years

Just an update to an old thread.

Regarding the Stearns sun shower now bought out by Coleman. Repeated correspondence from them just left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I will NOT be buying Coleman products anymore!

We did purchase a MSR bag with a shower attachment. Changed the shower head for the one we saved off the Stearns before tossing in the trash. It has been a terrific sun shower and we can highly recommend it. We also have a small garden sprayer we use as well. But we can highly recommend the MSR brand dromedary bag and has been in daily use since Nov.

Thanks to all for your suggestions and comments

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Old 18-03-2016, 17:06   #19
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Re: Sun Showers What Works for you?

We have used that plain pcv stuff bought in any chandlery and they were OK. Still, as noted, delicate.

Our friends had what looked like a heavy grade, nearly jerrycan ruggedness unit - bigger, stronger but not so efficient (more time to heat up). Can't recall the name - a US brand anyways. Google up army supplies and caravan life.

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