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Galley sinks in Crealock 37

Has anybody had an issue with their double galley sinks on the Crealock 37 being so deep that the bottom is below the waterline? Mine sit about an inch below the waterline when moderately loaded. Having that water slosh around is a bit of a bother, especially when doing dishes. I am considering (1) removing the stock sink and reinstalling a shallower sink, (2) disconnecting the drain from the thru-hull directly below the sink and running it through a macerator pump to a new thru-hull above the waterline, or (3) raising the counter by an amount that would place the bottom of the deep sinks above the waterline. The first option is obviously the easiest and I have no real attachment to the deep sinks. Might be difficult to find a double SS sink to match the counter cutout, though. I am curious whether anybody has a similar problem and if they attempted to resolve it.

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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

Shallower sinks work just fine. No justification in a deeper one. I've used shallower sinks aboard for 40 years, no problem. Test any sink you buy with a magnet. Magnetic ones rust, non magnetic ones don't. Ditto the strainer. If it is non magnetic , you may be wise to use the strainer out of your deep sink in your shallower one. Non magnetic strainers are hard to find . I had to build my own. Scrapyards have many sinks for cheap, in all shapes and sizes.
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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

Yes!!! The deep sinks are a royal pain. I could not for the life of me find a sink that would fit in that opening. If you do, PLEASE let us all know where we can get it! '

Failing a new sink and not being willing to raise the counter as you suggest I instead made a grid of thin slats of wood 1/4" X 1 1/4" which I notched and glued criss-cross or lattice style. I then epoxy coated the blazes out of it to make it easy to clean. It keeps the dishes and cruddy water in the bottom of the sink reasonably well separated but a new shallower sink sure would be a nice addition.

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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

My 31 has 6" deep sinks which gives me 3" above the water line. How deep are yours? Maybe PSC change to shallower sinks that you could order a replacement from the factory, could be as drop-in replacement if you're lucky.
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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

Crazy Fish's sink plumbing is teed - one goes to directly to a thruhull and one to the input to a macerator. The macerator is located on the aft bulkhead of where the trash can resides.

I think this came up when Crazy Fish was being built (late 1989). Friends owned a couple of year older boat without the macerator and it was one of the
issues that we presented to Pacific Seacraft that we would like to have rectified. They suggested and installed the macerator. We always use the macerator to drain the sink and the lines.

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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

Ah yes! The galley sink.When we started cruising I installed a macerator in the drain line and solved the problem.We call it the food disposal unit.
I installed the switch on the front of the sink in between the two sinks.Just watch out for chicken bones.
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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

Another vote for the macerator pump here. Our '37 is set up that way and it works very well. Keeps the sinks dry and clean.
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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

This is GREAT info! I never knew a macerator pump would take care of the problem. Thanks everyone!

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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

On Skalliwag I have deep double sinks but I have never had issues of water backing up into the sink. Wonder why? I'll pay closer attention next sail.
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Re: Galley sinks in Crealock 37

Instead of a full blown macerator, would there be some sort of check valve that could be installed in the drain line?

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