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Old 01-27-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
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2 Person Hot Tub

OK, no wise ass cracks!

When I was searching the Yachtworld listings a month or so ago I saw a small hot tub on the upper back deck of a 50 or so footer. I didn't save the link and now cannot find the durn thing.

It looked like a two or four seater, round with a full cover.

Any ideas what brand it could have been?
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:33 PM   #2
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I have seen small inflatable ones at RV shows. Try googling inflatable hot tub.

Always wanted to buy 200 feel of black hose and a kiddie pool and try a little solar style tub. If not enough...a small heat exchanger (coil of copper and a charcoal grill if up off the dock area). yep... me (Jed Clampett) and Ellie May.
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There is nothing unique about the hot tubs on boats. Several brands of soft tubs available plus many two person hard tubs.

A couple of pointers.

Remember weight. The smallest of hot tubs will add 1600 or more pounds to the boat when full as they take about 200 gallons of water.

I know I'm a bit obsessive about this but hot tubs and jacuzzi's are responsible for a lot of serious lung disease. You must diligently sterilize it as otherwise bacteria develops in the pipes and then the tubs. They are high maintenance when done right.

Many boaters drain theirs when underway. Others do not.

We love having a hot tub on the boat. Very romantic to be sitting in one under the stars at night, or just enjoying during the day. However, under the moon and stars is the best, and sometimes even calls for strawberries and chocolate and champagne.
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Try a Google search for

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There is nothing unique about the hot tubs on boats. Several brands of soft tubs available plus many two person hard tubs.

A couple of pointers.

Remember weight. The smallest of hot tubs will add 1600 or more pounds to the boat when full as they take about 200 gallons of water.

I know I'm a bit obsessive about this but hot tubs and jacuzzi's are responsible for a lot of serious lung disease. You must diligently sterilize it as otherwise bacteria develops in the pipes and then the tubs. They are high maintenance when done right.

Many boaters drain theirs when underway. Others do not.

We love having a hot tub on the boat. Very romantic to be sitting in one under the stars at night, or just enjoying during the day. However, under the moon and stars is the best, and sometimes even calls for strawberries and chocolate and champagne.
Understand. The ones I have found so far are actually 2100# full.

What I would really like is one that can be pumped with salt water and heated. Then emptied overboard when about to get underway.

Some of the Nordhavn 62s had them on the upper back deck, but I am looking at installing one on a 53, which does have the room.
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I have seen small inflatable ones at RV shows. Try googling inflatable hot tub.

Always wanted to buy 200 feel of black hose and a kiddie pool and try a little solar style tub. If not enough...a small heat exchanger (coil of copper and a charcoal grill if up off the dock area). yep... me (Jed Clampett) and Ellie May.
The old Paloma demand hot water system works really well for this application
They are getting hard to find used but usually cheap.

YMMV
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The old Paloma demand hot water system works really well for this application

They are getting hard to find used but usually cheap.



YMMV



Baptistery water heaters work great for that application too but are seldom cheap but occasionally a used one pops up on Craigslist.
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A friend had one on his 55 Northern Marine. Even with stabilizers rolling caused some water loss. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend it.


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I've see a handful on houseboats in the 50' plus size.


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There is nothing unique about the hot tubs on boats. Several brands of soft tubs available plus many two person hard tubs.

A couple of pointers.

Remember weight. The smallest of hot tubs will add 1600 or more pounds to the boat when full as they take about 200 gallons of water.

I know I'm a bit obsessive about this but hot tubs and jacuzzi's are responsible for a lot of serious lung disease. You must diligently sterilize it as otherwise bacteria develops in the pipes and then the tubs. They are high maintenance when done right.

Many boaters drain theirs when underway. Others do not.

We love having a hot tub on the boat. Very romantic to be sitting in one under the stars at night, or just enjoying during the day. However, under the moon and stars is the best, and sometimes even calls for strawberries and chocolate and champagne.
Did WifeyB write this????
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Well, here is one for those of us with smaller boats.

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There was one similar to that at the Seattle show about 10 years ago called the Yachtub. It floated next you and was heated from electric heater/pump on the boat.

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Did WifeyB write this????

First stuff too technical...

Last paragraph sure sounds like an over the shoulder edit...
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Well, here is one for those of us with smaller boats.

Marty.....................
Who says liferafts have to be cramped and uncomfy?
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Did WifeyB write this????
Wifey B: Not guilty. Hubby is a romantic. I probably would have alluded to what might have been going on in the hot tub. Talked about the jets. Or perhaps mentioned that while two is company, three or more's a party.....
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Who says liferafts have to be cramped and uncomfy?
Notice the TugTub spas are all showing as sold out. No temporarily out of stock or other note. Something tells me they are no more.

Not to worry though.

http://www.hottug.nl/index_en.html
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I am just thinking of emptying my hot water tank into my RHIB. One good idea deserves another...


....now if I could get a couple jets hooked into the coolant water of the outboard....hmmmmm
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Greetings,
Mr. ps. "....now if I could get a couple jets hooked into the coolant water of the outboard....hmmmmm". Review post #5.
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