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Old 26-11-2011, 13:22   #46
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We have a SURECAL 6 lit 750 watt calorifier set at 80c so Sal and I can have a shower and Sal wash her hair no probs also we can use it on the gen set at anchor
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Navy showers are the norm aboard. We have a wireless printer that we stow until we need to print. Then we just plug it in and print.
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While cruising, having enough water aboard is more my concern. I usually have plenty of hot water from running the engine. It seems I waste a lot of water waiting for the hot water to arrive for showers or washing dishes so I have been considering installing a diversion system for diverting the unheated water in the pipes back into the water tank while waiting for the hot water to arrive at the sink, or shower head. Has anyone installed such a system?
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While cruising, having enough water aboard is more my concern. I usually have plenty of hot water from running the engine. It seems I waste a lot of water waiting for the hot water to arrive for showers or washing dishes so I have been considering installing a diversion system for diverting the unheated water in the pipes back into the water tank while waiting for the hot water to arrive at the sink, or shower head. Has anyone installed such a system?
That is one of the most popular upgrades done on Sundeers You can also lead it back to the cold water inlet of the pump, creating a loop. Open the valve until you feel warm water passing.

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I guess your Montreal location is a major factor. We stay far enough south in the winter that we don't need to heat much water and our 10 gallon water heater does more than we need. I used o keep a HP printer in a locker where, with the door slid open, the paper tray could extend out of thge cabinet for use. I ditched the printer a few years back and can do all I need without paper.
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for those who liveaboard - this thread confuses me, liveaboard is about showers and hot ones on top of that, my advise, if you cant solve that one without a forum well dont think of liveaboard LIFE unless the funds allow condominium the mar. But let me put in my 5 cents, i suggest mozambican shower for all liveaboards, take a bucket, calculate first of all how much water you can spare to waist depending if you are on passage or island hopping where there is water, fill the liters calculated and simply heave water with caneka (small jug 1iter), wet your body, soap, then rinse using jug again. Advatages many, you got mobile shower, cn do it in head, even on front deck in dark when anchored out.....
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for those who liveaboard - this thread confuses me, liveaboard is about showers and hot ones on top of that, my advise, if you cant solve that one without a forum well dont think of liveaboard LIFE unless the funds allow condominium the mar. But let me put in my 5 cents, i suggest mozambican shower for all liveaboards, take a bucket, calculate first of all how much water you can spare to waist depending if you are on passage or island hopping where there is water, fill the liters calculated and simply heave water with caneka (small jug 1iter), wet your body, soap, then rinse using jug again. Advatages many, you got mobile shower, cn do it in head, even on front deck in dark when anchored out.....
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for those who liveaboard - this thread confuses me, liveaboard is about showers and hot ones on top of that, my advise, if you cant solve that one without a forum well dont think of liveaboard LIFE unless the funds allow condominium the mar. But let me put in my 5 cents, i suggest mozambican shower for all liveaboards, take a bucket, calculate first of all how much water you can spare to waist depending if you are on passage or island hopping where there is water, fill the liters calculated and simply heave water with caneka (small jug 1iter), wet your body, soap, then rinse using jug again. Advatages many, you got mobile shower, cn do it in head, even on front deck in dark when anchored out.....
sounds like luxury,all i ever give the crew is a bucket,dish washing liquid,and 1/2 liter of fresh water to rinse off with!!!!
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AHHHH they do make bigger water heaters !! 10 and even bigger!! and you know you can make em fit if long showers are your thing. The wife and I made do with 6gals for years, and then one day I was walking thru West marine (you know how it is when ya get old) and low and behold there was a 10 gal water heater right there and it wasen't that much bigger then the 6 we had !! we now can take those Long showers you talk about !!(as long as your water lasts !!) just my 2 cents Bob and Connie
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Thanks Bob and Connie, nothing like a hot shower on a cold morning
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for those who liveaboard - this thread confuses me, liveaboard is about showers and hot ones on top of that, my advise, if you cant solve that one without a forum well dont think of liveaboard LIFE unless the funds allow condominium the mar. But let me put in my 5 cents, i suggest mozambican shower for all liveaboards, take a bucket, calculate first of all how much water you can spare to waist depending if you are on passage or island hopping where there is water, fill the liters calculated and simply heave water with caneka (small jug 1iter), wet your body, soap, then rinse using jug again. Advatages many, you got mobile shower, cn do it in head, even on front deck in dark when anchored out.....

I think that's harsh. There are a lot of things to learn when living aboard. How to shower comfortably is one of dozens, and I see nothing wrong with getting ideas from others. Sorry, but I don't see a problem with asking about this.
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water heaters leak. that means water comes out and goes away. i use solar showers in my formosa. if i need to wash me while underway, i use small baths. not showers. try to shower while in a wild seaway. doesnt work.
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