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Andrew Harvey

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Head counter top
« on: September 17, 2009, 01:19:22 PM »

We had a leak that has since been fixed. The head counter laminate
and the wood base is very warped as a result. it looks like the melamine counter are attached to another  3/4 plywood base
Has any one removed the melamine counter from the plywood base? it looks like it id screwed and glued on.
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 01:29:49 PM »

Of course, Andrew.   :thumb:

Please check out the wiki:  http://www.c34.org/wiki/index.php?title=Galley

I also suggest that folks check this "approach" out to help each of you find "stuff" that's here:  Quick Start from The Guide:  http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,2629.msg32029.html#msg32029

The wiki is organized by subject matter, like a Table of Contents:  Galley?  go for it! :D :D :D
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 08:17:56 AM »

I had the same problem and replaced the counter top with 1/4" white starboard.The counter top is glued down to the fiberglass liner with a couple of small screws from underneath. It lifted off quite easily. The counter top is in two sections and can be used as a template if still in good enough condition. We glued the new counter top down with 4200 for going the screws.The teak trim can be removed and glued back along the edge with 4200. Replace the 3/8" teak plugs without screws. I trimmed out the back splash with 1/2" teak moulding all the way around to hide the change in depth and glued in place with out screws. Be sure to caulk everything well.
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 09:34:25 AM »

David,

Thanks for the help.

I finally was able to remove the counter top. Ripped out 3 screws attached to the aft cabin wall..did not know they were there.

How is the glue working for the teak fiddles? Did you not have a teak handrail over the head attached to the fiddle ?

Did you cut the Starboard your self ?

Andrew
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 04:56:07 PM »

Andrew : Starboard is easy to work with. I like to use a band saw or varialable speed scroll saw.  If you get any saw blade going too fast it will melt the plastic rather than cutting it.  A thought
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 01:01:39 PM »

Andy:
The starboard was very easy to work with. Cut it myself with a Skil Saw and fine toothed plywood blade. Cut the opening for the sink with a jigsaw. My leak also caused some softening in the edge of the bulkhead where it meets the countertop. I drilled a series of small holes and injected some epoxy. After hardening rock solid, I covered the holes with some teak trim. The 4200 has held perfectly. I do not have the hand rail you refer to. If I ever figure out how to post a pic, I will.
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 02:23:04 PM »

If I ever figure out how to post a pic, I will.

David,  see reply #2 here: http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,3701.0.html
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2009, 03:04:22 PM »

Stu:
I went to "Additional Options", downloaded a picture, hit post, and I keep getting an error message saying the file is too big for the server. I then downloaded the Microsoft Resizer, right clicked on the picture, re-sized it to "small" , posted and the same thing. I'm not the most computer literate guy around, but this seemed pretty simple. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2009, 03:23:56 PM »

Dave,
When you resize a picture, it makes another copy of your original and labels it with the original filename with "small" after it. You may have been trying to send the same original file. Look in the folder that the picture is in and you should have 2 of the same picture, one on them having "small" after the filename.
Hope that helps.

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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 04:49:29 AM »

Thanks. I'll try again.
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2009, 09:39:46 AM »

If you know you are going to post a picture, make sure it is the correct size before you start.  Otherwise it gets confusing as you try to go back and forward correct a "picture is too big error".  The other option is to post without a picture, then check/adjust the picture size and use the "modify Post" button to add your picture.

I have been in your shoes many a time....learned the above tricks the hard way  :cry4`
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009, 09:53:40 AM »

Her's some pic's (I hope)
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009, 09:56:34 AM »

This one shows the drilled holes for the epoxy before the trim was added to cover.
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Re: Head counter top
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2009, 01:23:04 PM »

Hey David,
That really looks great!
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