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Cal 34 sink

I'm looking at a local Cal 34 with the double quarterberth interior. I am hoping to take it offshore. The sink location looks troublesome to me. In this configuration, it is along the starboard side of the cabin instead of on the centerline. Seems to me that on a port tack, it would fill with water through the seacock. Perhaps an annoyance on a day trip, but if I'm on one tack for days on end offshore, perhaps more than an annoyance. I suppose I could use a bucket when on that tack...

Does anybody with experience with this boat have any advice on the sink set-up? Is it a serious problem?

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The Cal 2-29 (which we owned for many years) and Cal 34 share a similar galley arrangement and yes, the sink will fill on port tack. One fellow I know overcame this to some extent by attaching his drain to a foot pump, but, of course, to drain the sink you have to pump it out every time unless you add a y-valve so you can by-pass the foot pump when it is unnecessary. It can be a pain in the neck, unfortunately.

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Yes, unfortunately that sort of galley layout makes the sink virtually useless on a particular tack.. further, closing the drain through-hull will have to become a standard step in your pre-hoist checklist.

Probably not the best choice in a situation where you'll be expecting to cook and prepare food (and do dishes) at sea underway....
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The Cal 2-29 (which we owned for many years) and Cal 34 share a similar galley arrangement and yes, the sink will fill on port tack. One fellow I know overcame this to some extent by attaching his drain to a foot pump, but, of course, to drain the sink you have to pump it out every time unless you add a y-valve so you can by-pass the foot pump when it is unnecessary. It can be a pain in the neck, unfortunately.

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Actually, the Y-valve and foot pump are a brilliant idea. Not ideal, but hardly a big deal. Thank you!

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