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Old 06-12-2015, 11:36   #16
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

"Cut out a circle in the counter to fit the bowel and secured the bowel into the cutout with silicon caulk."

That must have been excruciating. Also plays hob with your helming :-0)!!!

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:42   #17
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

We donít have any problems like Stu Jackson had with his vessel bowl. This set-up came from Overstock.com and the faucets are German made in solid brass. The whole lot cost less than a so called marine stainless sink. Who dares to be different?
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:45   #18
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I never used the Head's sink. When You think about it you will discover that if you have no disease, You will not catch anything from yourself, and nobody else can catch it If you have a disease. You do not have to worry about catching it. If you have a communicable disease. and you have others living in the close quarters of a boat, they probably have it already. Paranoia is sometimes a communicable disease. Mac
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How on earth do we get on to communicable diseases? Poor Briarpatch only asked a simple question about his sink? It looks like it’s his first post, so what will he think of this forum?
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:54   #20
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He will probably think we are a bunch of dirty old fecal handed sailors.

I just remove my bathroom sink. My boat is a smaller catalina and I didn't see the need for two sinks 10 foot apart. Converted the space to storage. MHO though.
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Old 06-12-2015, 14:25   #21
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

^^^^^Well, I prefer to wash my hands before I flush the toilet...and before handling food, as well. So, it's obviously one of those different strokes sorts of situations. Preference here is for s/s, and I think the s/s mixing bowl solution both ingenious and practical.

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He will probably think we are a bunch of dirty old fecal handed sailors.

I just remove my bathroom sink. My boat is a smaller catalina and I didn't see the need for two sinks 10 foot apart. Converted the space to storage. MHO though.
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

Do it right, add a sink. If someone doesn't want to use it, fine.

My only point to add is to get a "bar sink" style faucet, or at least a longish one that allows your hands to fit under the stream of water. Who's bright idea is it to have the water flow 1/2" from the edge of the sink?

I also don't get the Euro style sinks that look more like a trough or a wide-rimmed bowl, or faucets that look like a sluiceway. Beyond the ugly factor, these seem very impractical on a boat. Plus, going with a fashion item means it'll be obsolete in a few years. Tried-and-true is always a safer bet.
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

I installed a combo faucet/shower head by Scandvik. I like it and it goes into the sink, not as many just over the lip and it pulls out to hang on the wall for a shower. Of course the mirror plays tricks on the view.
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

Assuming 2 or more living aboard on a ~40 foot boat:
You only need one head. More is for running a hotel.
You need a sink in the head to clean up after using the toilet, and for shaving.
Run the sink drain into the shower sump and forget about one thru-hull.
Have the shower sump pump out high on the transom, well above the static and heeled waterlines.
May as well share the shower sump for the galley sink as well while you're at it. Through hulls are just big leaks waiting for an opportunity.
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BriarPatch

As important as the bowl size and shape are, the height of the counter from the sole will make a big difference in your comfort. My remodeled residential kitchen sink counter is 39" high which works well for my height. The original bathroom sinks are 31" high - lots of bending.
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I'm for a small sink in the head.

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Personally I'd go for a composite, under-mount, integrated sink and counter top. Too many out there to list, but small ones are available and the cleanup is easy. No rims or edges to catch dirt, no metal to get rust spots (use a composite drain leg as well).

Started with a stainless basin from a lab supply, but would never go back.
+1 Smooth and easy to clean...
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If the thru hull can be placed above the heeling waterline,would be great as well.
I think it would only drain on one tack if that is done.
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

When I rebuilt my head, I replaced the s.s. sink with a porcelain CORNER sink, love it.
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