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Why not a vessels sink?

We are exploring the possibility replacing our head sink with a vessel sink.
By removing the existing sink the and making the hole rounder then a vessels sink would fit down into the hole a bit. This would keep the height down and it could fit under the vanity. If not then we would have to deal with covering the hole that the original sink is in. This can all be done. No problem, just another easy install !

We would like a bigger sink and there is little room to expand the sink size in the counter top. Not to say we could not do that but we would be more limited.

We would like something a little more eye pleasing than the normal SS ink.

With a vessels sink there seem to be some nice options for faucets also.

When we were at the boat show we were on a large motor boat with a vessels sink. It was impressive. We then went on an Island packet 44í and the sinks in the heads were very small. Ok sail versus power, healing vers none.

We do now have all Kohler home shower equipment in the boat that works fine.
We just installed a Delta home Touch faucet in the galley that is fun and really cool.
So why not a nice sink in the head??

The sink would not stick out past the counter top.
So that is my question, why not?
Possible why notís:
Could get hut in a sea way by bumping into it?
Water sloshing out in a sea way?
Use more water?

So here is a sink for an example of a vessels sink

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All you are going to do with a head sink is wash your hands. Why waste water?
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When the Maltese Falcon made its first trial trip, they found out that the interior designer didn't realize that it was a sailboat. As the boat healed the water spilled from the sink onto the floor. the crew had to use the Bidet to wash. Just saying. Sinks on sailboats should be deep with near verticle sides.
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Current sink

Yes our galley sink is deep with vertical sides.
Our head sink is shallow with slated sides. It is too small to eve was yuor face, well without washing the counter top.
So I do not see any differance there?
I will get the specks on the current sink and see if we can match them only bigger.
The problem we have is the hull slants in rater quickly. So this complicates a bigger sink but one sitting more on top would work fine. Plus we would not need to bend down so far
Our head is where the V bunk usually is.

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You know, if you don't use a proper marine certified sink, the sink police will come along and seize your boat. They are much much stricter than the mattress tag police, you really don't want to mess with them.

And they have informants everywhere, many of them former KGB agents under deep cover posing as sailors.
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Ikea sink - $85+/-. When in water conservation mode I always shave using a small plastic bowl. The sink wipes down easily and fits the space (Aft heads on a Whitby 42). Who fills a heads sink at sea or even washes .
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The new Catalina 355 has that arrangement. Seems to be both stylish and functional though I'm not sure I'm a fan of the style.

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not so out of touch

Thanks for the input, we do feel not so out of touch on this now.

The dilemma is we want to keep the boat largely original but also want to upgrade the living conditions where we can. So new faucets and shower equipment and LED lights etc but keep the gauges and LED instrument lights and so on out of sight so we do not have an airport look. We would like the living quarters to look like thatís what they are. Not necessarily an easy task and can we say KISS? The sink solves a problem and upgrades the boat. If we are carful on our selection it could add to the living conditions. When the head door is open you do see part of the sink all the way through the boat out to the cockpit. As we have a 36 foot boat keeping the door open helps keep the boat looking not too confining.
Thanks for the input and we will post any progress we make on this sink project. We are still re-powering. The new Beta 38 starts going in this Wednesday!.

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