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Old 07-10-2010, 17:18   #1
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Anyone Shower While Sitting Down ?

So the boat I am looking at has a head, but it is sitting room only.

She was custom built to cruise, and that means showering with a Sun Shower on the transom.

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,

Shower sitting down in the head,

Rig up a shower curtain mid cabin having a wet cabin deck at almost all times,

Or any ideas?
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I guess it is OK if you pee sitting down.
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How long are you going to be cruising?

What seems OK now might not be after 5 years of doing it.

I've seen a number of people having baths in the cockpit. Its fine at sea when theres nobody about, but these people are doing it in crowded anchorages. Whatabout when its not so warm? Not so much fun then.

If its OK for you, how about your wife, GF, etc?

No shower on a boat is big, and I would love a watermaker

I think showering sitting down or on deck would get boring pretty quickly. But some folks do it! Even in marinas! LOL
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you REALLY want us telling you how to shower?
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The pardys use a japanese sitz bath.
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I always shower in the cockpit, and sometimes when there's a cold wind blowing I shower sitting down, behind the dodger. It's easy.

If you could rig a shower screen in the cockpit - maybe off the boom and or dodger, you'll avoid having to clean the head and sump filters, and you'll get less moisture down below.
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there's some kind of connection between your screen name and the question you pose that I can't quite put my finger on. On second thought, I don't want to put my finger on anything right now!
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Always shower stinng down when at sea... brace my feet so my hads are free for soap and rinse... also, if you have the lid up you can soap n rinse all over without having to stand up.
Either that or set a trend and get a camping shower screen and use your transom..


And as you wont be using a Solar shower you can stand up in there...
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A lot of it will be controlled by where your shower nozzle is. If you're using the cockpit and a solar bag, the nozzle probably won't be high enough for standing (depending on your rig). If you can use the head compartment with a drain and pump underneath, you can leave the solar bag on deck and put the hose through a porthole.
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I'm one of those awful people who showers in the cockpit. Everyday. Marina or not. Warm or cold. No screen. In a marina I'll have my baggy surf jams on, that's my only concession to this insane society that lives in constant denial. If someone wants to watch we wash inside my shorts, that's their issue. I sit so I don't fall, often. I have a sprayer, of the kitchen sink variety, on a hose. My GF did the same.
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I bathe at varied opportunities, but when below.........ok,- I'm on my knees! I could stand, but if I choose to stay low I have less clean up of water in the head. I can give up a lot to make a chore simple and I can't tolerate moisture left on the shower curtain. Any more said and I would risk exposing obsessive compulsive behavior! Let's just say I leave no place for mold and mildew to thrive.
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Options are:
Shower at the marina showers, Good choice. Get to use lots more water.

Shower sitting down in the head, Good choice. Fall less often.
If warm enough I shower sitting on the transom steps with the spray nozzel (option) there. If someone wants to use binocs and puke bucket, more power to them.

If not warm enough, it is standing in the shower as the head is closed off with a swinging partition.
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I've learned lots of things on this thread- but they could all be condensed down to this:
"A sailor uses the winds and the waves,
He goes just where he pleases.
But he doesn't forget to wash his hands,
So he don't get no diseases."
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i wash my hair while kneeling and i squat down in the shower an catch water in buckets for use as laundry water. yes i have a stand up shower room. i use a solar shower. i have a sump, but prefer not to waste fresh water.
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Showering at sea during warm weather in the cockpit with a Sun Shower...
Cool or rough weather in head sitting down, less chance of slipping and falling..
At secluded anchorages in the cockpit..
Have been known to put plastic sheeting in cockpiy and have a big bath tub..
All other times in the head standing up...
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