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Old 04-18-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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Which transom shower?

I'm looking at installing a transom shower before ripping up my minitub.
I don't like the large box design and was looking at these 2, one requires 2 holes and one requires only one.
does anyone have experience with the whale twist?
The 2 hole option from Scandvik looks a little better as is all SS in my opinion but the whale twist might work better.

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Old 04-18-2017, 09:38 PM   #2
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The whale sure looks cool but I suspect KISS of the scandvik will last longer.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:17 PM   #3
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The whale sure looks cool but I suspect KISS of the scandvik will last longer.
good point, I was wondering if anyone had used one of them or had a transom/deck shower preferance
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Old 04-24-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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Well since the Whale Twist is cheaper and only requires one hole I'll probably go that route and can always install the other option later if it fails.
I also noticed some high end wakeboard/ski boats come with the whale twist.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:21 PM   #5
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The whale sure looks cool but I suspect KISS of the scandvik will last longer.
Looks over complex and expensive for KISS

KISS is a ball valve, a plastic click garden hose conector some hose and a shower head.
Outlay? $20 max from the local hardware.
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I'm looking at installing a transom shower before ripping up my minitub.
I don't like the large box design and was looking at these 2, one requires 2 holes and one requires only one.
does anyone have experience with the whale twist?
The 2 hole option from Scandvik looks a little better as is all SS in my opinion but the whale twist might work better.

Scandvik Double-Cap Recessed Transom Shower with Push-Button Handle

Whale "Twist" Deck Shower with Mixer
I installed wahle twist on my boat, I think ok. It is good to have a mixing valve that drops hot water from the hot water boiler in the coming feed line because there may be a risk of burning the skin with too hot water. My charger is one (isotemp).

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And it is good 2 x thrue hull, Allows for different installations
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:23 PM   #7
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Anyone looking at these should know that there are two kinds of tempering or mixing valves. What you want is a thermostatic mixing valve. These attempt to output a constant temperature, rather than a constant proportion of cold to hot.

I changed the one in my house to a thermostatic and couldn't believe the difference it made. So when I re-did the boat plumbing, I added one. It's even more important on a boat because the hot water temperature is much more variable. Just mixing in a fixed amount of cold water will give you wild temperature swings at the faucet or shower head.
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I sold both the Scandvik and the Whale showers. Both are good. My choice would be the Scandvik, more metal.
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I bought the Scandvik Euro unit from HopCar and installed in our wet het head for our permanent shower . Very nice well built heavy duty unit. I just took it out and installed something else , I can't remember the brand . I'm going to reinstall the Scandvik as a transom shower . Now I wish I would have kept it in and added a fixed button to the unit so you don't have to hold it down while showering .
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I have the Whale on the aft deck (cockpit) and it works great, best shower I have had. The only thing I would suggest is make sure you have plenty of room for the feed hose to go back behind the bulkhead.
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