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Thanks for the ongoing helpful replies. While I didn't intend to cause controversy with my question, the discussion is helping me to understand the issues and potential risks involved, so is very useful.
I had to chuckle about the suggestion to put my wife on the bow and motor around to dry her hair, or simply hand her a towel! She is a spunky (and very pretty) little lady who has adapted well to sailing, even in rough conditions with water over the bow and salt in her hair. But she does like to get herself looking "right" in the morning with a shower, hair blower, curling iron and bit of makeup as a pre-condition to the day's sailing. Unfortunately, some of the marinas we stay at only have one washroom/shower and she doesn't want to monopolize that and make others wait. And I like anchoring out, so am still looking for a way to provide the right conditions/equipment at anchor to allow her to make herself look "right" --to me she looks "right" all the time, but she's a bit particular about that...