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Now I'm not an expert on motor holidays, but as I understand it, if you've been under way all day, you'll have enough power to generate hot water for a few showers. In that case, why do so many people (I know it's far from everyone) run their engines while stationery in the morning to allow people to shower then. I say this as someone who is normally on boats with no shower at all (and knows the facilities at Thurne, Reedham Ferry and Burgh St Peters very well).

At home I can assure you I'm very clean, but my week on the broads is a bit of 'different' time so I don't worry that I can't shower every day. And nobody seemed to mind sitting near us on the train home (she did seem to have a cold though...)

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hi , its something i have always done because the pump takes so much power, plus you get a hotter shower its better if you are not moored  near someone else and its not 6 in the morning Smile

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I am usually the first one up.  And more often than not, already underway before the others begin to stir from there pits.  So I tend to have enough hot water for my shower.  And by the time the others want a shower, the engine has been running for quite a while, so there is enough hot water for them too.

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This is something that really bugs me!  Frown

If you and all your crew want a hot shower before breakfast, stay in a hotel!

IMHO this is not what boating is about. If everyone ran thier engines at 7pm, what do you think that would do to the peace and quiet of the Broads? Generally, we use the water we have after cruising, so as not to disturb others, and/or use the shower facilities available at  the various places around the Broads.

I'm not saying don't run your engine at all in the mornings, but if you have to, please be considerate of others and don't do it early, and for ages. And remember that stern on moorings make the nuisance of engines even more acute.

BTW, thats a universal "you and all your crew" above - not referring to anyone in particular! Just replying to the thread generally...

Tin hat on now!

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Karen

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What is getting worse is the newer larger boats like - I think - The Barnes craft - as they are all electric and have to run a generator even to boil a kettle or make a bit of toast.

I was moored behind one once and that thing kept starting up, filled my cockpit with noise and fumes.
Was not nice at all!

People do for some reason think they need dishwashers, freezers and washing machines.
Pity !!!

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Karen ,
i could not agree more,part of the fun INMHOP is to go a few days without being the sanatised squeeky clean folk we normally are.
I dont like to many rules and regs but if i owned moorings it would be a strict no engines after 7pm untill 9am,unless arriving or leaving of course.
So folks thats my 2ps worth.

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It's always been incredible to me that dishwashers, freezers and washing machines should be fitted on board leisure boats. Liveaboards yes but not leisure boats.

Seems a bit over-the-top IMHO...

Roy m8...the  'no engine running between 7pm and 9am' thing (unless you're preparing to move off of course) would be a superb move IMHO. Far too much noise pollution at times.

John

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IMHO most married men have a dishwasher & washing machine on board assuming their wives are making the trip Evil Grin

As for the daily shower? Ok the days are over when we used to have the grottyest underpant competition whilst in the forces but a strip down wash every other day will suffice. Although with my bulk I do have to substitue the flannel for a bath towel Playful

Paul & Carole

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IMHO most married men have a dishwasher & washing machine on board assuming their wives are making the trip
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Paul m8...I do so admire a man who lives his life on the edge like that! I'm assuming Carole won't read this thread?  Smile

If she does, you may well find yourself back in that hospital bed...but the damage this time might well be further up...lol!


John

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She started back to work today John after 6 weeks holiday, I should be safe...LOL

Paul & Carole


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