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that sinking feeling

I apologize for the awful pun, but I could not help myself (well I could if I had tried). As I have pointed out in several past posts to this blog, I have been working in Flirt’s rather cramped cabin space. Unlike many modern boats her size, Flirt has a fully equipped cabin (aside from not having a stove) with port-a-pottie, Icebox, and a sink with hand pumped cold water. Rudimentary at best, but better than the nothing modern boats her size (and even larger) seem to give you.

While the icebox will be going away to be replaced with an Origo Alcohol stove, The sink is staying… sort of. Flirt will be getting a Herreshoff Style cabin with white painted ceilings and bulkheads and varnished trim, as such, the stainless steel sink would do nothing for uplifting the mood in a (hopefully) classy cabin. As such, I spent a lot of time looking for a round small parceling sink.. and I found one in Kohler’s range of products.. the “compass”.

The Compass sink is unique in that it has no overflow drain, it is just a simple 13 1/4 inch by 13 1/4 inch white porcelain sink. It is a little deeper than I wanted at 7 inches, but I can deal with that. Ordinarily they retail for $270 on the website but I found a brand new, in the box, one on Ebay for less than half that price.

The only bad part… I am not yet ready to install it, but it gives me something to work towards

Kohler sink side

Kohler sink

Kohler sink bottom

Now hopefully I can find the perfect drain and tap to match.. but just imagining this sink inset into a polished slab of mahogany makes me smile and hard to wait till I reach that point

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A long time sailor who has been away from the water for too long, I am working hard to bring an old and abused boat back to life. When not working on my boat, I can often be found working as a Stage Hand in Atlantic City or just out and about on my Mountain Bike. I really come off as a quiet and boring person when people first meet me.

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