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Old 05-12-2015, 09:20   #1
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Need advice for sink in head

I am building a 36 ft steel sailboat. Working on the interior spaces. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what to look for when selecting the sink for the head?
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

Stainless steel and no square corners. I think a small round bowl is faster to clean up than a sink with corners.
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why? Walk a few feet to the head... less thru hulls!
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Looks nice.

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Re: Need advice for sink in head

This won't be a popular opinion....but I inclined to say skip the sink. Maybe because I am the person who has to clean it....but over all, it's not needed. Brushing your teeth and washing your hands can all be done in the galley. These two things are not big enough to provide a special place to do it.
Can you tell I am not one of those "spa bathroom" women?
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

I have a little sink in the head, but only use the one in the galley too.
Not that far a walk on a boat
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This won't be a popular opinion....but I inclined to say skip the sink. Maybe because I am the person who has to clean it....but over all, it's not needed. Brushing your teeth and washing your hands can all be done in the galley. These two things are not big enough to provide a special place to do it.
Can you tell I am not one of those "spa bathroom" women?
Obviously you don't shave daily. And I would second the stainless round or oval sink. If the thru hull can be placed above the heeling waterline.would be great as well.
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

So you wipe you rear, pull up your pants, open the door, and operate the galley handle.... all with fecal bacteria getting all over your food prep area. Yum

It's pretty easy to just use the sink in the head.

We just purchased a ceramic vessel sink from Ikea since it was the only one I found that was narrow enough for the counter. Negative part is that it weights 30 pounds

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Re: Need advice for sink in head

On a smaller boat I would just eliminate the sink in the head. Your galley sink is likley less than 10 ft away. Most head sinks are little shallow round things with a spigot that is barely above the rim, and are generally useless anyway. if you really want a sink there, I would:
-get a deep, small "bar sink" you can actually use.
-make sure the faucet spigot has a bit of arch so you can get under it well.
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http://www.amazon.com/Ambassador-Mar.../dp/B00GZH5CV4
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

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.
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I would definitely have a sink in the head and prefer ceramic.
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I bought a stainless steel mixing bowel, one with a rolled over lip on the rim. Drilled a hole through center bottom for drain. Cut a piece of laminated formica counter top to fit the space over the head. Cut out a circle in the counter to fit the bowel and secured the bowel into the cutout with silicon caulk. Ran drain from the tailpiece through the bilge to the drain from the kitchen sink and teed into that drain. Purchased a small galley faucet and drilled a hole along side the bowel to provide the water for the sink. Total cost was under $50
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Looks nice.

That's very pretty. WADR, we had a few of those in a house in France and simply hated them. Cleanup was a mess and water always got outside the bowl. I think, personally, it is a dumb idea for either a house or a boat. Catalina has put them, on their newer boats, dumb, dumb, dumb.

But that's just my opinion. Try one before you install one, though.

Under-mount small oval will do just fine.

I hardly use ours, use the galley. OH, NO, I wash my dirty fecal stained hands where I prepare my meals.

Haven't died yet.
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Depending on your space, we had a counter-top with sink and backsplash built by one of those imitation marble places. They can cast almost any shape. Specify a sink with no overflow.
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