Originally Posted by Alfton
I am in the middle of a galley rebuild and would prefer to have ĺĒ quartz (Silestone) counter tops installed. The contractor mentioned that most boaters prefer a lighter product. I cannot see where it would make much difference to me. I am thinking I am already heavy and the weight difference of two (2) products should not make much difference to me. What is the forumís thoughts on this?
Your boat is heavy and the extra weight might not make a difference in that respect, but what about balance (from side to side)? An extra couple hundred pounds could cause a permanent list.
Why not ask your contractor how much the countertop would weigh and then place the equivalent weight in sandbags in that location and see if it makes a difference.
I think most of the time on boats, they use a thin layer of solid surface material bonded to a lightweight substrate.