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Old 07-10-2010, 20:27   #16
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I generally use the transom shower after dark so I don't need to wipe down the head.

The shower hose is kinda short so I have to sit, but it's got pressurized, fresh hot water.
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Old 07-10-2010, 21:57   #17
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Only when I've been too hungover to stand!!

(But there would be no reason not to set up your boat this way)
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Old 07-10-2010, 22:10   #18
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I wanna get a boat by years end, but I have to live aboard for two years before my world journey.

Options are:
Shower at the marina showers,
The responses I see so far seem to got right past the "2 years in a marina" part.

When I see a question like this, I look at location. If it's someplace that get cold, I bow out because I didn't have that issue to deal with.

Get used to showering in the marina. It's largely a mind set thing. I never even tried to do the daily shower on the boat. Why give up a good thing sooner than you have to?
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Old 07-10-2010, 22:31   #19
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Wow!

So once again, LIVING IN A MARINA FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS, how would you shower giving the options of this boat?

A 9-5 day job I need normal, daily, house hold showers. Once cruising, I can can go back to cruising showers.

Another idea- The fwd hatch is by the head. Thinking I could build a box that gently bolts down with the hatch open so I have standing room. Water on the deck stays in a part of the boat where it will not mess anything up. Just may be a little claustrophobic.

Living at the dock fresh water is not an issue. I plan to have a water maker by cruising time.

Showering at the marina shower may get old after awhile. The walk. Waiting for a shower. Running late and needing a quick rinse.

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Old 07-10-2010, 22:45   #20
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My vote to the specific question:

Shower in the Marina at night. Sponge bath in the mornings.

We have a long term liveaboard here. They always use the club shower. Makes no sense to do otherwise.

Once the cruise starts it will be even more inconvenient...
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On land, with a day job, one of the best things you can do is join a gym. You'll be in great shape and you have showering facilities there.
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I think I have seen a few people at the gym who seem to only be there for the showers, maybe I should ask them...
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:07   #23
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Showering at the marina shower may get old after awhile. The walk. Waiting for a shower. Running late and needing a quick rinse.

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7 years, rain, cold blowy days. It never did get old for me and my wife. In fact, because I was living the life that I really wanted to live, it never even dawned on me for the longest time that there had been a time when I could just ooze out of bed and take a few steps to the shower. And the day that I gave it a second thought didn't change a thing.

Having said that, I think it depends a great deal which marina you're in. I never had to wait for a shower stall. But I'm aware that in some marinas you might have to.

And needing a quick rinse would be a lot easier in the less confined space of the real shower stall, as opposed to one that started out as a sit down only stall.

My boat has a stand up shower. I've used it once.

Check out the situation at the marina before you dismiss the idea. Even talk to some livaboards there.
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Everyone's different I guess. We have a stand-up showers and love them. We shower in them like at home even if there is a good marina shower just across the pontoon. They have seats so that you can shower sitting down while in a sea way. Interestingly, our much older, much smaller previous boat had exactly the same arrangement.

Surprised no one mentioned this main purpose of the sit-down shower. When setting off before dawn for a long passage, I like to roll out of bed directly to the cockpit and go, leaving breakfast and ablutions for later, in order to get the most sleep possible. When the boat is heeled or tossing in a swell, it's not usually practical to stand up while showering.
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Most elderly people sit down in the shower on a purpose built seat, or a stool anyway . so where is the problem?
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Everyone's different I guess. We have a stand-up showers and love them. We shower in them like at home .
I have a failure to belive Dockhead and I are the only folks using the shower facility onboard in the upright mode....

Viva le difference but this is getting crazy!


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I use LED nav lights on my own....

No wonder people think I am a total F*&%witt!

Its got me stuffed!


Ooops! Gotta go! The girl with the BIG Hooters is just having a shower in cockpit!!


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I have vivid memories of being in a crowded marina in Palma, and the Swedish lady on the boat next to us taking a shower on the quay-side. As a 17 year old at the time, that memory stuck with me for a while... not sure why. From that point on I realised that the stereotype of Swedes being totally uninhibted is pretty much true.
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What a lot of different ways to shower .
My thoughts.
I think respecting others is important , so at the marina , use there showers , or go to the gym (good idea), or for that matter , your workplace my have a shower you can use , if the right time of day.
My partner who is Japanese , would love to sit down , always.
Bath tub in the cockpit with a plastic liner , would love to see pics of this , great idea.
At the worst if your not upsetting anybody , do what you wanna do.
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On a related subject:
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men sit to pee.”
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So whats the weather like in Florida during the winter then? if its anything like the UK then I wouldn't shower on the boat regularly due to the condensation when its cold.

We have a shower on board, the only time it has ever been used is when the bog (heads) blocked and I had to use the shower head to wash down the bog after replacing the waste pipe. Instead we always shower ashore in the marina. There is more room, no condensation on the boat, the hot water doesn't run out, take as long as you like and you don't fill the marina with suds.

If we go cruising then it would be to warmer climes so perhaps less of a problem.

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