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General Activities => Main Message Board => Topic started by: David Urscheler on July 13, 2011, 09:29:31 AM

Title: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: David Urscheler on July 13, 2011, 09:29:31 AM
After discovering the starboard vent stanchion had leaked and rotted the back corner of the galley counter, it was time to replace. I figured I'd replace the 20 year old pitted sink while I was at it. Not wanting to plunk down $900.00, I started an internet search. I had no idea finding a 17"x25"x9" deep stainless sink would be so hard. Not until i removed the old sink and found a faded label, did I discover it's a Polar-Ware sink. A quick search found it's East Coast distributor, JES Restaraunt Equipment in S. Carolina. Sure enough, they had the sink for $111.00!! It is 18 gauge stainless, with a brushed metal finish. I had to drill a 1" hole for the faucet, but other-wise it fit exactly. Erin, their salesperson, was extremely helpful. She can be reached at: erin@jesrestarauntequipment.com. P.S. check those stanchions!
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: Ralph Masters on July 13, 2011, 11:16:46 AM
This kind of information is exactly what this site is for.  Thanks a million for the posting.

Ralph
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: Stu Jackson on July 13, 2011, 11:54:44 AM
Great post, thanks.

Has anyone considered just why sinks rust out?  There's a fellow on the C36 site who had this issue recently.  Battery fumes?  Although the C36 batteries are not below the sink unless the owner moved batteries from the standard starboard side to under the saloon seats.
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: Ken Juul on July 13, 2011, 12:09:36 PM
What part of the sink rusted out?  From the top I see no signs of deterioration on mine.  The plastic drain fittings are starting to loose their "chrome" and are on the replacement list.  Should I be getting the mirrors out and checking the inside the cabinet?
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: David Urscheler on July 13, 2011, 12:22:59 PM
My sink wasn't rusted, just pitted. Little pock marks, scratches and gouges that I couldn't buff or polish out. The bottom was fine. The reason to replace was purely for cosmetic reasons
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: Mike and Joanne Stimmler on July 13, 2011, 01:29:22 PM
When I replaced mine, I could actually see daylight in the back left corner looking up from underneath. I don't recall it costing $900. but I'm sure it was more than $111. The old one was brushed stainless, the new one was polished stainless.

Mike
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: lucky on July 13, 2011, 02:02:10 PM
This is  great info,my sink needs to be replaced,but they are to expensive at $1000.00.I'm going to get mine ordered this week.
Thanks again
Al
Lucky c34
hull#13
 :clap
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: Ron Volk on July 13, 2011, 04:47:55 PM
David,

Do you have the model # you ordered.  Looked on their website but could not find the item you discussed.

Thanks
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: David Urscheler on July 14, 2011, 06:09:33 AM
Ron:
The  model # is 102-1-2... 17" x 25" x 9" Deep. It is the 2" drain.

Dave
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: Stu Jackson on July 14, 2011, 09:03:32 AM
Added to wiki - thanks again, David.
Title: Re: Replacement Galley Sink
Post by: Ron Volk on July 14, 2011, 10:08:24 AM
Thanks Dave & Stu.