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Old 15-11-2017, 07:45   #1
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Great addition to the galley sink

We placed two of these in our double galley sink. It allows us to hold bottles, pitchers and such without losing the sink function.

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These are handy but $155 for a little metal (I assume SS) grid. I have a similar one I use but if I recall was about 10% of that cost.
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These are handy but $155 for a little metal (I assume SS) grid. I have a similar one I use but if I recall was about 10% of that cost.
I noticed the price also. I don't think it's SS, it's probably gold.
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These are handy but $155 for a little metal (I assume SS) grid. I have a similar one I use but if I recall was about 10% of that cost.
Yes, it's pricey but we have a polished sink and we needed the rubber feet. Also, check out the sizes. I could not find anything to match.
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I didn't see any sizes listed for the grids. Here are some other supposedly stainless steel grids for a lot less. Having said this, there are different grades of stainless steel and not all manufactures have the same quality. A good example are the stainless steel shackles for sale at many Chandleries. The Wichard or Tylaska products are much better than the West Marine shackles, albeit at a higher price. Often you get what you pay for.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...chen+Sink+Grid
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I didn't see any sizes listed for the grids. Here are some other supposedly stainless steel grids for a lot less. Having said this, there are different grades of stainless steel and not all manufactures have the same quality. A good example are the stainless steel shackles for sale at many Chandleries. The Wichard or Tylaska products are much better than the West Marine shackles, albeit at a higher price. Often you get what you pay for.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...chen+Sink+Grid
The website was Efaucets and they had different makes for much less. I went with the ones that fit. I believe I called them to get the proper sizes. They have detailed drawings with foot and bumper locations. I too think twice about low-cost stainless but I think I'd take a chance on something like this. (had the cheaper part fit)
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Re: Great addition to the galley sink

Thanks for sharing this. Different strokes for different boats: cheap one and throw it away every other year, expensive one to use for 10 hears.
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I picked up some all-rubber ones at HD on sale at a fraction of the cost. I prefer all-rubber.
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Re: Great addition to the galley sink

We made something that's essentially the same by purchasing a Bamboo cutting board in the kitchenware department at the local supermarket, cutting it to fit in the smaller of our two sinks, drilling 1/2" diameter holes in it at regular intervals, and then drilling 1/4" diameter holes off-set 45º between the 1/2" holes. I also cut a half-dozen or so 1/4" diameter hardwood dowels, 4" long or so that can be positioned as needed in the cutting board to support a glass or pot or whatever. The board rests on four small rubber "feet" screwed to the underside with #6 SS screws to hold it above the base of the sink. The foregoing took all of about an hour to fabricate and was less than $20.00.

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PS: We have similar "peg boards" in our galley dishware lockers to hold dishes and glasses in place.
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Re: Great addition to the galley sink

I use a drying basket similar to this
https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...RoCoeoQAvD_BwE
Except mine is from the dollar store.
It lifts out with everything still contained.
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I didn't see any sizes listed for the grids. Here are some other supposedly stainless steel grids for a lot less. Having said this, there are different grades of stainless steel and not all manufactures have the same quality. A good example are the stainless steel shackles for sale at many Chandleries. The Wichard or Tylaska products are much better than the West Marine shackles, albeit at a higher price. Often you get what you pay for.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...chen+Sink+Grid
Thanks for the link.

I do understand the issue of trying to use google to look for an item and no matter what keywords you use the only thing you can find that works is grossly overpriced. It didn't dawn on me before to post here to see if someone had found a less expensive alternative.
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Yes, it's pricey but we have a polished sink and we needed the rubber feet. Also, check out the sizes. I could not find anything to match.
Careful with the rubber feet. I had an insert leave stains that showed even on my brushed SS sink when I let it sit too long in the sink without pulling it out, cleaning and drying underneath. Buffing helped but might show on the shiny stuff.
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Quote: "Yes, it's pricey but we have a polished sink and we needed the rubber feet. Also, check out the sizes. I could not find anything to match."

I can't believe you NEED one of these at 155 bux. What I use is a bit of scrap 1/8" marine ply cut to fir within the sink with a coupla cleats ("stand offs") of scrap onebetwo screwed to the bottom. Total cost is zip since the materials came from the scrap pile. Not as pretty, but just as functional. Same deal at home, so wine bottles can sit in the kitchen sink while being filled from the carboy.

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I can't believe you NEED one of these at 155 bux.
Not as pretty, but just as functional.
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I've been guilty of buying expensive gadgets but I can't for the life of me figure the utility of this one and the price is excessively "marine". Different strokes for different folks.
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