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Old 28-12-2016, 09:46   #1
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Bathtub!

Bathtub on a sailboat?

I want to know is it possible to install a bathtub on an old boat?

Nothing seems more relaxing to me then soaking in a hot bath, and maybe with some air-conditioning-while blue water cruising.

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Re: Bathtub!

sure, it's been done... just takes up space
we used to sail with an inflatable hot tub for the bow (at anchor or dock only)... just have to decide what you want and what you'll give up to have it
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Re: Bathtub!

Of course it's possible.All you need is sufficient tankage to fill the bath when needed and a sufficient supply of energy to run the aircon.

Allow 100 litres per bath, so 3000 litres should be enough for a month long "blue water cruise". Probably about the same in diesel to run the generator for the aircon.

Make sure you have plenty of large fluffy towels to soak up the spillage when the water slops out of the bath on the waves.
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What do you consider 'blue water cruising'??

Using enough freshwater to fill a tub and/or enough energy to heat that much water, while offshore, would be an outrageous waste of resources. I would banish any crew to a dinghy and drag it being the boat for the remainder of the trip for such behavior.

If you're goal is a soak in a hot tub with AC, I suggest chartering a boat first and doing a little cruising. I suspect you're going to find cruising is not to your liking.
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Air conditioning and a HOT bath, while bluewater cruising? Darling, don't you worry your silly little head, that's what the hired help are paid to make sure of.
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I would banish any crew to a dinghy and drag it being the boat for the remainder of the trip for such behavior.
Quite agree! But the situation will never arise. There is no way we would let any of the crew use the bath, it's strictly for the gentry.

The plebs are quite well served by a a bucket on a rope squatting on the transom.
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Bathtub on a sailboat?

I want to know is it possible to install a bathtub on an old boat?

Nothing seems more relaxing to me then soaking in a hot bath, and maybe with some air-conditioning-while blue water cruising.

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Is it possible?
Why not just fill the bilge, pump out when finished. Don't forget the rubber duck!
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Re: Bathtub!

Chartered a big old Morgan quite a few years ago. It had a bathtub in the aft cabin head. On the last day of the charter, my wife, who loves baths, was going to use all the rest of the fresh water and have a good soak. Then she checked how the tub emptied... she'd have to press the pump button for 15 minutes to empty it. Back to the showers.
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You can plug the cockpit and fill it with water. Heat the water with an immersion cooking heating element.
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1984 Endurance 35 Pilothouse. Bathtub in bow.

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Chartered a big old Morgan quite a few years ago. It had a bathtub in the aft cabin head. On the last day of the charter, my wife, who loves baths, was going to use all the rest of the fresh water and have a good soak. Then she checked how the tub emptied... she'd have to press the pump button for 15 minutes to empty it. Back to the showers.
Hi Vasco,
which big old Morgan was it? As a PO of one (with a bathtub) I'd love to know..
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Re: Bathtub!

There is a Lagoon 620 for sale in Sydney, which has a bathtub (spa) for two:



The 620 should do just fine as blue water cruiser ...
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Hi Vasco,
which big old Morgan was it? As a PO of one (with a bathtub) I'd love to know..
If my memory serves me right it was a 46 from a BVI outfit that was owned by Canadians and run by a German guy and his wife. This was back in the eighties.
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What do I mean when I say bluewater cruising? I mean traveling to surf the biggest waves on planet Earth.
That's what ment.
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