Ocean showering for Dummies
Ocean showering for DummiesReport Abuse
Thursday 3 December – 12.42 GMT (10.42 boat time)
16.47N 45.45W – 893nm to go – 7.1 knots
You know it’s time for the crew to have a shower again when the skipper brings out the hose and subtly starts spraying the deck…
So in no time after having desalted the deck, the shower queue had started forming on deck, with everybody sporting their best swimming trunks and their rosiest shower gel.
It’s not that we don’t have the showers down below, but it is so much more pleasant to just shower on deck!
So how does one create the ultimate crew shower on deck?
We’ll share our little secret with you all…
- one deck connection for the water
- one hose long enough to reach from the water connection to mid ships
- one extendable garden spray head
- plenty of water
- soap or shower gel and/or shampoo
- one patient smelly skipper
- 8 smelly male crew in swimming trunks
- 1 smelly girly mate in a bikini
If available: bit of sunshine and plenty of laughter
If possible: execute on a quiet day with not too much rolling or spray
1. connect water hose to garden spray head, then connect water hose to the deck connection
2. set the garden head to gentle spray
3. position skipper with garden head midships on one side of the boat, making sure he/she will be UPwind from smelly showering crew
4. position smelly crew DOWNwind of skipper with spray head
5. skipper can now start spraying, turning water on/off when necessary
6. repeat as often as necessary to clean all crew, including skipper and mate!
TIP for crew: make sure you’re in the skippers good books before shampooing and soaping yourself in to avoid sudden ‘loss of water pressure’
Result: one happy and clean skipper, 1 happy and clean girly mate, 9 happy and clean crew, a clean boat and lots of banter and laughter!