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Shaving legs onboard?

Well, my girlfreind and I are sitting around and talking about the things that a person takes for grandted in the house that is not avaliable onboard a boat while cruising. The main thing is showering. Our boat has a shower but like most other boats it doesnt have an unlimited amount of fresh water on board, so showering with meek amounts of water is something that you must get used too.

One topic that came up is shaving legs. What methods do you ladies use to shave your legs while using a minimal amount of fresh water. Have you tried it with salt water? Does it work well? Sting?

Thanks and any replies would be much appreciated by females or males who have observed this being done.
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You can fill up a cup with warm water, splash a little on your legs, put on the shaving cream and shave use the rest of the water in the cup to rinse off your razor, then you are done. With just one cup of water.
I know this not from living on a boat but from shaving while I watch TV in the bedroom. hehe
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Well, my girlfreind and I are sitting around and talking about the things that a person takes for grandted in the house that is not avaliable onboard a boat while cruising. The main thing is showering. Our boat has a shower but like most other boats it doesnt have an unlimited amount of fresh water on board, so showering with meek amounts of water is something that you must get used too.

One topic that came up is shaving legs. What methods do you ladies use to shave your legs while using a minimal amount of fresh water. Have you tried it with salt water? Does it work well? Sting?

Thanks and any replies would be much appreciated by females or males who have observed this being done.
I'll put this matter of supreme importance to the Ms Wombat and see what she says. I can tell you that salt water is not the answer. I have a feeling the Ms W will concur with Gypsy Womans method but confirmation will follow. But what of a Brazilian he asked ? Ouch.

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You're right Mr Wombat - this is a matter of supreme importance !!

When cruising with limited fresh water I shampoo & condition my hair; shave my legs with shampoo lather all with salt water. Then I just have a quick rinse with fresh water so I only use about 4-5 litres of fresh water.
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My wife tends to use pumice stone as part of bathing and exfoliating when water is scarce.

I asked, That was her answer....And I have noticed her doing it, so there you go. apparently pumice works really well at removing leg hair once you make it a habbit (as in do it while the new hairs are still soft and not expecially strong).

Going for a good skid on the deck-tread proabably will not achieve the same results...



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Electric Razor for Ms. ChucklesR, legs and elsewhere - it has minimal draw on the solar panels.

I shave my face with a normal blade, dry or salt water.
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My wife shaves her legs sitting on the side of the inflatable in salt water. Try using hair conditioner rather than shave cream.. works well and doesn't leave suds on the water.

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What about not shaving them...

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Wife always used those pink, disposable razors in the aft head shower for her legs and underarms - while practicing frugal use of onboard water reserves of course . . . in spite of the 140 gal fresh water tank.

Smooth legs are more than a luxury - nothing worse than V-berth nub-rash.

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Chuckles " I shave my face with a normal blade, dry or salt water. "

How do you get the top of yer head so smooth?

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