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Leroy
06-06-2006, 04:57 PM
Sunday was my day to install the shower even thought the need for it is gone this spring.

First picture shows the parts, pump from ebay, shower from Defender, and hardware from Menards.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 04:59 PM
Next I found the liner wall on the right back storage area to look like the best place for it. Close to hot/cold water and where I need the shower while standing on the platform.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 04:59 PM
Removed the liner, very easy and only two screws!

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:01 PM
Measure once, drill twice in opposite corners and cut.....

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:02 PM
Fits great!

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:03 PM
Now to connect the pump and plumbing!

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:05 PM
Pumbing done, wiring soldered in place, found out later I connected +12 and +12 to pump backwards and light was always on!

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:08 PM
You should always test before final assembly.....this is where I found the +12V wiring problem. One small leak from where I did not tighten up the hose clamp well enough.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:10 PM
Also found out I needed a couple of holes for the hot/cold water hoses. This location was best for being just behind the engine cover, but away from hot and whirling objects.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:12 PM
Panel back in place.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:13 PM
Cold water connection and where the hoses came through.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:16 PM
Hot water connection.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:17 PM
Final location.


I'm thinking about a hole to bring the shower head out without having to lift the pads but will think about that before cutting a hole in the fiberglass.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:19 PM
It's not like I install these everyday, anyone see any problems? Overall pretty simple project.

Later this summer.....the heater

Footin
06-06-2006, 08:04 PM
Nice install Leroy, very clean.

erkoehler
06-06-2006, 09:50 PM
Problem #1....NO SHOES IN THE BOAT!
Problem #2....Careful with that drill, its older than me :)


Great job on the install, let us know how it works :)

bcampbe7
06-06-2006, 09:57 PM
Great install Leroy.

Jeff, here's your "how to" albeit different boat. :cool:

erkoehler
06-06-2006, 10:00 PM
Great install Leroy.

Jeff, here's your "how to" albeit different boat. :cool:


Which Jeff is putting a shower in? Jrandol?

bcampbe7
06-06-2006, 11:37 PM
Which Jeff is putting a shower in? Jrandol?


It's the only thing not on that boat! :D

6ballsisall
06-06-2006, 11:44 PM
It's the only thing not on that boat! :D


We'll see.....kinda low on the priority list for me really. I don't know what I'd do with one.

LakePirate
06-07-2006, 12:03 AM
We'll see.....kinda low on the priority list for me really. I don't know what I'd do with one.


Bathe??????

Kell
06-07-2006, 01:11 AM
Leroy, I've been thinking about doing this project for some time as well. With respect to the shower head, the installs I've seen there was a quick-disconnect mounted b/w the nav light socket (white anchor light) and the black plastic grill cover for ventilation at the transom and the center of the engine cover. I liked that location b/c it appears that you would just connect the shower hose to the quick disconnect and you're good to go. No fusing with opening or closing the rear cargo lids.

The install looks great and I like how you hid the pump. I don't think I have that much room behind the back panel on my 210 VRS. Great job!
Final location.


I'm thinking about a hole to bring the shower head out without having to lift the pads but will think about that before cutting a hole in the fiberglass.

sizzler
06-07-2006, 03:05 AM
nice clean job leroy.........

Leroy
06-07-2006, 09:46 AM
It was a drill my dad gave me around 1980 and it was old then!



Problem #1....NO SHOES IN THE BOAT!
Problem #2....Careful with that drill, its older than me :)


Great job on the install, let us know how it works :)

Leroy
06-07-2006, 09:50 AM
I like that Kell, that would work well. If not that I wish I had one of those auto retracting systems to pull in the hose when done.

I bet you have a similar amount of space back there also. Two screws and it's easy to check if you boat is made the same as mine.

Leroy, I've been thinking about doing this project for some time as well. With respect to the shower head, the installs I've seen there was a quick-disconnect mounted b/w the nav light socket (white anchor light) and the black plastic grill cover for ventilation at the transom and the center of the engine cover. I liked that location b/c it appears that you would just connect the shower hose to the quick disconnect and you're good to go. No fusing with opening or closing the rear cargo lids.

The install looks great and I like how you hid the pump. I don't think I have that much room behind the back panel on my 210 VRS. Great job!

6ballsisall
06-07-2006, 09:50 AM
It was a drill my dad gave me around 1980 and it was old then!

Ignore that young whippersnapper. He has no respect for old school/well built equipment. :rolleyes:

Leroy
06-07-2006, 10:03 AM
The demand pump, Shurflo 2088-422-444, pretty standard, 45PSI, 2.2gpm, you can get on ebay for $40-$50.

Ebay also has RV showers controls for $20-$30. This one is $70.
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|51|26832|319660&id=179037

THe hose was 25' of high pressure high temperature hose. You can get cheaper, and I ended up with half left over.

THe other fittings you are best to just go to your local hardware store with the pump and control unit, call the old guy over and get everything you need. I was at Menards for 1 hour on this! Total other hardware including hose is $40. That also included a tap off the hot water out where I can open and drain quickly.

Pump $40
Shower $70
Hardware $40
Total $150 Some cost savings, but important to me is I know everything about it if there is a problem or when I winterize, etc.

If you need more detail let me know. A lot depends on what your local hardware store has.

Leroy
06-07-2006, 10:34 AM
I have no doubt I will be able to pass on to my kids! It's built like a tank.

Congrats on the new boat! Looks great!

Ignore that young whippersnapper. He has no respect for old school/well built equipment. :rolleyes: