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Old     (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       01-01-2011, 1:26 PM Reply   
My current boat did not have a hot water shower, so I started looking around at parts to build one. After about $125 in parts I finally got to test it out yesterday. It worked great! Now that I know it works I have a little clean up to do and make it look a little nicer.
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Old     (repo)      Join Date: Feb 2010       01-01-2011, 2:47 PM Reply   
Nice work dude. How about a short thread on your install? What parts ETC ETC?
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-01-2011, 2:52 PM Reply   
Great DIY, good job!
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-02-2011, 8:15 AM Reply   
This may be a dumb question, but where did you tie it into to get the hot water?
Old     (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       01-02-2011, 11:24 AM Reply   
A few weeks back I added a quick connect to the heater hose coming from the intake. I then added a tee for the shower just below the fitting and pull hot water from the heater hose.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-03-2011, 8:20 AM Reply   
What pump did you use and where did you get it.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-03-2011, 11:03 AM Reply   
looks like a water puppy in the last pic b/w the Y and the shower head.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-03-2011, 12:29 PM Reply   
I tought it looked alittle small to be a water puppy, Also dosen't the water pup cost more than the 150 he said he spent?
Old     (matts0246)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-03-2011, 1:22 PM Reply   
kinda looks like a flojet pump
Old    SamIngram            01-03-2011, 1:43 PM Reply   
I used a Shurflo Demand pump for mine. I bought it a the local RV supply store from the returns bin for $25. I got a 3.5 gallon per minute pump and would say that its plenty of volume and power.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-03-2011, 2:20 PM Reply   
I have one of those old May Fair pump (I think thats what its call) used to fill fat sac's. Would that work or does it need to self prime.
Old     (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       01-03-2011, 4:37 PM Reply   
The pump is a flo-jet 2.9 gpm and it has plenty of volume. Here is the link to where I purchased. Based on the searches I did this pump was hard to beat at $49.

The hardest part was just figuring out all of the pieces for connections and you could save a few dollars using nylon fittings vs metal. Here are a couple of additional thoughts/comments: I did have some trouble finding the cold water T and the shipping was way more than the part! I could have built my own hot/cold hoses, but I could not do it for the $14 the pre-made hoses cost. Plus the red and blue make it easy to figure out hot and cold adjustments at the Y. It was a lot cheaper than a shower from heatercraft and I like doing projects like this...especially after I find out it works.
Old     (matts0246)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-03-2011, 6:04 PM Reply   
where did you get the hot and cold hoses from?
Old     (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       01-03-2011, 6:19 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by matts0246 View Post
where did you get the hot and cold hoses from?
Looks like Home Depot stamped steel laundry hoses. Fine for you guys. All that brass and steel would last about a week in the briny.
Old     (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       01-04-2011, 3:08 PM Reply   
Got the hoses at Lowes.


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