We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
Installed head vessel sink
End of July - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
First we had to bed the cool stopper and drain with some silicone because the rubber gaskets that came with it did not work on the curved drain. No leaks so now to install.
Next Debbie put blue tape around the sink so the 3M 4000 would not get above the bottom of the tape. We are sitting the sink in with 2" left on top of the counter. The sink could sit on to of the counter if you wanted but we chose this for a variety of reasons. One is strength. The sink will not budge. Another is the sink may well over power the head as it would be real big with most of it out. Also the faucet has to work with the sink height and the cabinet is another issue. There are more but we like this setup. It works well with washing hands and brushing the teeth etc.
We could get the T square on three sides (not the cabinet side) and that gave us enough to be sure the sink was square to the 2" height all around. The sink drains the water just fine and does not pool any where.
The new vessel sink installation got finished. We used 3M
4000 to seal it in and then Debbie did the plumbing. No leaks and all works
well. It is really nice now. We still are varnishing the door to under the sink
and trim. We are also looking for some rubber trim for around the sink. You can
only do so much and the old sink was installed with some holes and places we
could not cover with the new one. We did cover the old faucet are so that was
nice. It is not real noticeable but some nice small trim would finish it off
real nice. Debbie is going back to the US in a month ne she can get some there maybe.
The Home Depot here is smaller and not as well stocked as the ones in SD. If it
was tile it would not be a problem as tile is big here because of the heat.