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Old 10-23-2017, 09:15 AM   #1
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Renovating the Galley on a GB 36

I am renovating the Galley on my GB 36 Classic. I have replaced the non working refrigerator and installed a new propane stove. Now I want a new countertop with a bottom mount sink.

I don't necessarily want to go back with Formica and while Corian would be an option I hear that it can get burn marks if a hot pan is set on it. What about Quartz, recycled glass or Granite? Too many decisions. I also want to have a watertight back splash.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:16 AM   #2
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You may already know this, but bottom mounted sinks require a solid, ie non laminated countertop. Granite would be my choice. The granite supplier will come out, measure your space, take your sink and any separate fixtures back with him to get the cutout just right, install the granite and mount the sink.

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And the granite installer can install a 3-4" matching granite backsplash that is sealed with - dare I say it - clear silicone, making it waterproof.
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Do they sell thinner granite versions from house hold ones, figured less weight?
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thinner Granite

There is a company in our town by the name of Granite Transformations that installs a Granite "Veneer" that is about 1/2 the thickness of normal. They apply it over the existing countertop in homes. I am going to check with them to see if they have a solution for the boat galley. I priced them for my house and they run about the same $$ as regular Granite. But maybe an option for the boat.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:38 PM   #6
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Work almost completed

Here's a picture of my new countertop and sink install. I went to a company called Granite Transformations with my old countertop. They replicated the base and covered it with a granite veneer, saving a lot of weight. So now the galley has new refrigerator, stove, a more usable sink and new countertop. We added a few other features and have only the final trim and paint left to complete. I was very fortunate to have a great friend who is pretty handy to help me and the project so far has taken about 4 full days of work.
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Wb,

I did the galley countertop on the old boat in granite. It was 3/4" thick bought from Grossman's Bargain Outlet in Warwick, RI.

Cost was around $750.00 for the granite, fawcet, under mount sink, edge forming bit, various stones, polishing pads and a water cooled polisher/grinder.

Before and after attached. Not the greatest quality photos.

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Very very nice! We were not brave enough to start from scratch but maybe next time we will give it a try!
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It's not as hard as you would think as long as you take your time.

By the way, I delivered a boat to Elberta from New Orleans last August. Very nice experience and met some great people.

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It's not as hard as you would think as long as you take your time.



By the way, I delivered a boat to Elberta from New Orleans last August. Very nice experience and met some great people.



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Rob, this is my first “Big Boat” and there have been a lot of learning experiences. The Elberta area has been a great place to get started.
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Nice job Wbarnh, might do this to mine!
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Very nice job, very clean
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