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Installing new sink faucet

Hi All, has anyone switched out their stock galley sink faucet with a faucet with a removable hose? My existing faucet, coupled with the smallish double sinks, make washing pots, pans, and normal sized plates a bit tricky. It'd be easier if the faucet had an integrated hose so I could really rinse it well without making as big a mess.

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This is the kind of thing I'd like:



do you see any reason why the switch would be a bad thing?
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Re: Installing new sink faucet

That looks like a Beneteau 393.

Before you go screwing around: there is a serious lack of space behind the sink to get the nuts on the faucets threads.

I changed mine about 5 tpyears ago and its a pain to put it mildly. No the sinks cannot come out as the bolts holding them in rust.

To replace my facucet its about a year over due - i am thinking of putting a 10 inch spacer, SS tube, longer threads and the nut on the end of the spacer tube.

Monumental pain.
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Re: Installing new sink faucet

Not a problem at all.. the new faucet has 3/8" OD compression fittings and long plastic tubes.

The soap dispenser sometimes comes included with such faucets, you can drill a hole for that if you have room for the bottle under it.

the REAL PROBLEM is can you access the bottom? and you will need a "basin wrench"

Mark, that type uses a big threaded ring with set screws that pull down on the faucet flange
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Re: Installing new sink faucet

Thanks Mark and Denise. Good tip about the type of wrench I'll need, Denise; and Mark, it's a Beneteau 361, but I'm sure it's not much different, if at all, from the B393 you referenced. I'm not happy to hear it's such a struggle to switch out. Before I go spending cash money though, I'll get up in there and see how difficult it will be.
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Re: Installing new sink faucet

I replaced both sets of taps as part of the refit. To get the nuts off, I used an electric impact driver with a big socket (1 1/8" I think) on it
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Re: Installing new sink faucet

Yes, have fun with that project. My basin cannot be installed with the faucet in place because interference with the lever. The faucet cannot be installed with the basin in place because the is no access to the faucet fasteners.

But, yes, you can use the hose type faucets. That's what I have in the head.
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Re: Installing new sink faucet

By the time you've rumbled around under the sink for a while you may have cracked or bunged up the sink drains and the hose that goes directly into the ocean. Last thing you need is a back flow. The tap switch should be straight foreward .Note hot/cold lines while you can still see them.
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Re: Installing new sink faucet

Take a look at what whale sells. May work. Just the first link I found.

WHALE RT2498 - Whale Water Systems Mixer Combo Tap/Shower White RT2498 - Boaters Plus
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