Transom Shower

Published date: January 2, 2012
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

The Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater I installed came with a shower head, but rather than connect the shower directly to the unit I routed the hot water into the boat were I split the line so it could feed the kitchen sink as well as the shower. Since the boat is relatively small, the admiral agreed that best location for a warm shower would be at the transom. This alleviates having to build water splash containments, drains, etc. I find that sitting on the engine is a perfect, stable way to shower.

I was able to source a small compact 90 degree chrome water fittings that look very professional when installed. I replaced the "cheap" water line that came with the shower head with a much more durable super flexible unit, and upgraded the shower head mount to match the chrome water spigot. The captain's seat closes over the shower head and helps keep it from "bouncing" out of the boat. That has never happened, but I do tie it down when we trailer.

The chrome water fittings thread into place, this means I needed the have a semi-structural mount. I took a piece of 2x4 and cut it to securely hold a copper water pipe flange mount. This was then epoxied to the inside hull of the boat. I carefully spaced these such that when the chrome fitting was tightened for the final time it was a very snug fit.


Published by: u12fly

Model Year: 2006
Photo Caption: The hose on the shower is long enough reach most of the cockpit

Early fitting stages of the hot, cold, and shower spigots

Interior view of the shower fitting showing mount and bonding to hull


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