Need Advice on Replacing Boat Shower

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Old 06-19-07, 07:43 AM
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I recently purchased a large boat and need to replace the shower stall. The stall is currently walled with wood paneling. The shower base looks like it was originally wood, and someone fiberglassed (badly) over it. The fiberglass covered wood looks like it's been soaking up water where it meets the shower walls. I'm assuming that I need to tear the bottom out; do I need to replace the walls too or can I just tile over them? What should I do to replace the bottom? Unfortunately one side of the shower stall is up against the side of the hull and it slants at about a 45 degree angle, so I would have to get a custom shower base built. I'd rather use the money for something else - how hard would it be for me to construct a base myself? And finally, does anyone have any creative ideas for shower doors? The bathroom itself is the size of a closet and the shower is only 2.5'X3'. I don't want a shower curtain - that's what's there now and with the shower so small, it brushes up against you and makes the shower feel smaller. If I install a door that opens out, we'd have to keep it closed (or you wouldn't be able to get into the bathroom), which will make the bathroom feel even smaller and hide my fantastic tile work! Are there shower doors that open inward? Or even better, is there a sliding shower door that's about 2' wide when closed and only 1' wide when slid open?? I've been trying to find info online, but can't really find anything that's boat specific. Thanks for the help!
 
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I'd go on a boat repair forum and pose those questions.
 
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