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    Thought I would post a few pictures of my shower install. It was an easy project that took me about 3.5 hours to do.

    You have to find a place to mount the pressure pump. Heatercraft reccomends not putting it in the bilge so I mounted it in the rear corner of the boat in an area that is accessable from the side rails. In order to get it up and out of the way and hidden I removed the corner section of my rear seat backrest so I could drill the four holes needed and use machine screws and nuts to mount the pump. The four stainless screws are the mounting screws for the pmp.

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    Last edited by BrianM; 09-06-2006, 11:44 AM.
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    1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy



  • #2
    This photo shows the pump mounted up under the gunnel of the boat.
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    Last edited by BrianM; 09-06-2006, 11:29 AM.
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    1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy


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    • #3
      Here I mounted the shower temperature control under the gunnel and then connected the hot and cold lines as well as the line to the pump and the the shower line from the pump. In this location the controls are not visable unless you look up under the gunnel.
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      1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy


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      • #4
        Now route the hot and cold lines into the bilge and engine compartment. As you can see the lines needed to be extended by using a brass barb fitting, hose clamps and some additional 3/8" hose. I have also reinstalled the corner seat back cushion.
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        Last edited by BrianM; 09-06-2006, 11:30 AM.
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        1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy


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        • #5
          Now you make the connections for the hot and cold water.

          Here is the connections for the hot water. Just remove the engine drain petcock on the passenger side and install the provided barb fitting. Attach the hose and tighten the hose clamp.
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          Last edited by BrianM; 09-06-2006, 11:31 AM.
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          1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy


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          • #6
            And here is the cold water conection. Cut the water line between the impeller pump and the thermostat and install the provided T fitting and hose end fitting. Install the hose and tighten the clamp.
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            1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy


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            • #7
              The only thing left to do is to run the power wires from the pump to the dash. I just used the glassed in PVC under the gunnel and dash to keep the wires out of the way. Under the dash Mastercraft has the power and ground wiress clearly marked and pre-installed butt connectors for the Accessory 2 switch. Cut the wires to length and make the final connections. The shower is now powered and ready to go.

              Reinstall the floor section and the rear seatback and you are ready for cool season skiing.
              Last edited by BrianM; 09-06-2006, 11:42 AM.
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              1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy


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              • #8
                Got to do the on water test yesterday and everything worked perfect with no leaks. Going to be a very nice addition come the cool season.
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                1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy


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                • #9
                  Nice work, Brian. Thanks for the pics.
                  Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

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                  • #10
                    That shower set up is great. Thanks for the pics.
                    07 X star PWT edition
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                    • #11
                      Ditto. Great job Brian and thanks. That's what makes this website so valuable to me -- I get to see how you guys maintain/fix/improve your boats -- gives me ideas.
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                      Former boats:
                      2003 Prostar 197 35th Anniversary
                      1990 Prostar 190

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                      • #12
                        Nice install. Thx for the pic's.
                        If one day you're asked:
                        " How did you spend your time here on Earth?"
                        Will you say:
                        "I kept a crabgrass free lawn"
                        It's time to SKI.

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                        • #13
                          Nice install that just how I installed my shower:

                          Here is another shower install thread:

                          http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=5154
                          08 Correct Craft Ski Nautique 196 343 HP 350 MPI EFI
                          Previous Boats:
                          99 MasterCraft SportStar CB 310 HP 350 TBI EFI
                          98 Moomba Boomerang 310 HP 350 Carb
                          88 MC PowerSlot 240 HP 351 Carb Black on White

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by VTJC
                            Nice install that just how I installed my shower: Here is another shower install thread:

                            http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=5154
                            Same location but I tucked the controls up under the gunnel so it isn't visable unless you stick your head up under there.
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                            1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy


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                            • #15
                              Brian-
                              Thanks a million those pic's are worth a thousand words. I appreciate your response!!!
                              Pete

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