I taped the lids and hinges in their exact positions over the transom shower fittings and, having marked the hull, drilled it to take the stainless steel screws. It was then merely a case of using mastic under the hinges and screwing them to the hull. Limited space and the curve of the transom meant it was necessary to locate the hinge for the shower head cover at an angle. The tap cover was hinged vertically to the side. The covers are in a sheltered position and remain firmly shut without any locking device whatever the weather.
The soft ‘hinge’ tabs of the rubber caps for my yacht’s transom shower and cold water tap had broken: the caps were barely held in place and at risk of falling out. The exteriors of the plastic fittings were also showing their age, but as the shower head, piping and cold water tap were still in very good condition and worked perfectly, replacement was not warranted.
Nothing is more luxurious than being able to rinse yourself off with fresh water after swimming or water skiing in salt water. A simple telephone-style shower fixture mounted on the transom of your boat makes this possible. No shower enclosure is necessary. You just stand on the swim platform to rinse the salt out of your hair or off your body. Special transom mount shower fixtures are available from a variety of manufacturers. Most consist of a molded plastic box that fits into a cutout in the transom. The shower head on a flexible hose stows in this box when not in use.
The full beam swim platform comes out 2’ (.6 m) from the transom. In the center of the transom is a stainless grab handle with the tow point in the middle. To the port side is the optional stereo remote that is integrated with the transom trim switch ($1,377, with Preferred Package). Just above is the optional transom shower ($405). Fuel fills are to both port and starboard. There's an option for adding a swim platform logo mat ($338). To the starboard side is a recessed three-step reboarding ladder. Two pull-up cleats are in the corners of the swim platform as part of the Preferred Package upgrade ($1,377).
|Code||Name||Product Location||Outlet Type||Mounting Configuration|
|RT1648||Swim n Rinse - Transom shower - Cold Only No Cover||Exterior||Cold Only||Rectangular|
|RT1649||Swim n Rinse - Transom shower - Cold Only with Cover||Exterior||Cold Only||Rectangular|
|RT2648||Swim n Rinse - Transom Shower - hot and cold mixer - no cover||Exterior||Hot and Cold Mixer||Rectangular|
|RT2658||Swim n Rinse - Transom Shower - hot and cold mixer - with cover||Exterior||Hot and Cold Mixer||Rectangular|