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Old 02-12-2018, 19:44   #1
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Fiiting a Shower into a fibreglass yacht head.

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I quite like this Adams 12 GRP yacht but no shower is listed. This is a deal breaker for the boss. I was wondering how hard it would be to fit a shower into the head and if anyone who has done this could chime in about what difficulties they had.


https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...r-scoop/202593
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Old 02-12-2018, 21:52   #2
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Re: Fiiting a Shower into a fibreglass yacht head.

Newer Jeanneaus have glass panels that fold out to form a shower stall and fold onto the bulkhead when not in use.
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Old 02-12-2018, 22:10   #3
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Re: Fiiting a Shower into a fibreglass yacht head.

I fitted one into the yacht I'm building. It was a helluva job but I'm happy with it. I haven't tested it as yet.

(The yacht I'm building is 43ft too)

When I look at showers in production yachts I wonder how long before it starts to stink with soapy water etc etc. Do you wipe over all the toilet, plumbing etc after each use?

The cubicle is lined with wet area panelling.

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Old 04-12-2018, 17:27   #4
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Re: Fiiting a Shower into a fibreglass yacht head.

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Hi All,



I quite like this Adams 12 GRP yacht but no shower is listed. This is a deal breaker for the boss. I was wondering how hard it would be to fit a shower into the head and if anyone who has done this could chime in about what difficulties they had.


https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...r-scoop/202593


Have you read these threads?

Installing a Shower in a Smaller Boat - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
www.cruisersforum.com › ... › Plumbing Systems and Fixtures
Aug 1, 2008 - 7 posts - ‎4 authors
I'm in the market for a boat in the 27-30 ft range. Two options are the Albin Vega 27 and Norsea 27. These boats have heads, but no showers.Tiling Showers on boat15 posts5 Feb 2015

Showering in a Small Boat15 posts11 Oct 2011

Installing Head and Shower in an Old Boat15 posts23 Aug 2009

shower installation10 posts 28 Feb 2009

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how to install a shower? - YBW.com
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Jun 19, 2001 - buying a boat for the first time. 26 footer got some room to play with and want to put a shower in. read this months issue of pbo and creating a ...Turning head / shower into wet room - old wooden boat - Yachting ...
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DIY Transom Shower Install - Yachting and Boating World 17 Apr 2008
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My apologies if you have already read these threads.

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Re: Fiiting a Shower into a fibreglass yacht head.

I'm sorta like your great granny following you around, Metal Boat. Yes, I do get it that the admiral wants a below decks shower, and our current boat has one; but, in fact, with a privacy curtain, one can use a sun shower and shower above decks in Qld., and many other places as well. Our old IOR boat did not have a below decks shower, and we sun showered in the cockpit for 28 yrs....and there was no soap scum and hair to clear from the sump pump. If you install a shower in the big steelie, if you get it create a separate sump for it, with its own pump, so that soap scum and hair do not flow to the bilge. It's way better to pump it to either a grey water holding tank, or directly overboard, depending on regulations where you are. It might be tricky to install it in the 13, it depends on what's already there.


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I'm sorta like your great granny following you around, Metal Boat. Yes, I do get it that the admiral wants a below decks shower, and our current boat has one; but, in fact, with a privacy curtain, one can use a sun shower and shower above decks in Qld., and many other places as well. Our old IOR boat did not have a below decks shower, and we sun showered in the cockpit for 28 yrs....and there was no soap scum and hair to clear from the sump pump. If you install a shower in the big steelie, if you get it create a separate sump for it, with its own pump, so that soap scum and hair do not flow to the bilge. It's way better to pump it to either a grey water holding tank, or directly overboard, depending on regulations where you are. It might be tricky to install it in the 13, it depends on what's already there.


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I've just read Metal Boat's 33 posts and I gather he has moved on.....


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Re: Fiiting a Shower into a fibreglass yacht head.

No Not at all I should have been more diligent and searched myself but this is good knowledge, I want to know how people have collected and moved waste water around and dumped it.


No doubt there will be some showering at the back of the boat until I get my act together.....


Bummer on that air cooled engine in the steelie all that heat will go to waste. The hot air will have trace carbon monoxide in it and will not even be fit to heat the cabins.
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I have a heap of brand new (8) 280 watt panels and 20 Agm 135 amp hour left over from another project. I will Install a heat pump in the path of the cooling air from the lister and run it from an inverter. I will also be putting up wind generators and I want to either put in a water generator or use the free wheeling prop shaft to drive a pulley to an old smart drive washing machine motor that I have a few of stripped. Add 3 bridge rectifiers and viola power.
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It the sump of the shower that I really need to get in my head. There is one pictured in the threads above
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