|I just put one in my boat for about $135 and that was all new parts. If you had some of the hose fittings and tubing or garden hose you could do it for around $100. The pump was $90 new, I bet you could get one from ebay for half that used. It was super simple and took less than 2 hours and I really took my time. |
If there is some interest I can post some pics and instructions. Reply to this post and if enough people reply I will take some pics and post some instructions.
It is about $100 cheaper than a storebought kit, I don't know what they would charge to install it.
|Please post pics and instructions! |
|i am interested!!! please post pics|
|There is an article on this site on how to hook up a shower, but I will take some pics tonight of my homemade install. |
I found pumps on ebay for $59, this is the same one I just got for $90 at west marine.
This would easily make the total cost under $100.
|That's cool. I looked all over for a pressure-controlled pump, but I couldn't do better than $120. |
I also couldn't find a mixing valve assembly that I liked the looks of, and the shower head was going to cost $19.00. So, I just bought the Aquatik setup for $170.
One thing to consider. The Aquatik system has screens in the mixing valve's water intakes, and I have to clean the screens every season. I'm not sure what would happen to the pump if the gunk went through it.
|Jeff, is that Aquatik the one that has the transom mount with a lid? |
Just curious, the Mrs. is starting to seriously think about one.
|I'm interested Matthew!!! Post some pics!|
|Yes Matthew post some pics!! please!!|
|Matt, Aquatik makes a couple of models. I think the one with the cover is an 200-S or something like that. Mine is the 100-S. It's like the system on the back of the MC's on another thread here, and here's a link to what you get (plus a pump and a couple of fittings): http://www.fluidconcepts.net/Pages/Showers/showers.htm |
After seeing the slick home made job that is pictured in still another thread here, that route is worth considering. The guy found a way to do it for under $100, using the same pump that comes with the Aquatik.