Cockpit sink faucet broken

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by 340DA, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. 340DA

    340DA Member

    199
    Jul 21, 2008
    LI Sound
    2000 Sundancer Sport Cruiser
    454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drives
    On my 2000 SeaRay 340 Sundancer, there is a sink in the Cockpit. It is a single handle (probably cold water only) faucet feeding into the sink. The manufacturer is shown as Whale. On Sunday, I turned the handle and 2 problems occurred. (1) A washer inside the assembly cracked. As a result, it would no longer create a water tight seal and would not allow me to turn off the water coming out of the faucet. I turned off the circuit breaker which stopped the pump and that stopped the water flow. (2) When I removed the round clear plastic handle from the top of the faucet top, I accidentally broke the plastic inner stem piece too. This inner stem allows for the water to both flow and also stops it. Now it won’t stop running if the pump is on


    The problem gets worse. I cannot find a replacement part for this Whale single handle faucet because the part is so old. I called Whale (manufacturer) and they say they don’t have any anymore. I called MarineMax and they say that there is a replacement update by a manufacturer called Scandvik (part # 1718686). FP Marine shows a picture of this part. But it is a different manufacturer and I suspect the Scandvik parts won’t fit a Whale faucet


    If I buy this replacement faucet, I will (most likely) have to swap out the Whale faucet for the Scandvik faucet. However, I can’t figure out to go gain access to the underneath of the sink/faucet area because access is not easily available. To get to the faucet, I may have to remove the freezer unit in the cockpit that is near the sink just so I can gain access

    2 Questions:
    1. If anyone knows where to buy original Whale parts please let me know? (this is my preference since it seems easier to fix it this way)

    2. If anyone knows how to gain access to the underneath of the sink/faucet, if it ends up that I need to do the faucet swap, please let me know?

    ANY suggestions are appreciated
     
  2. AFD

    AFD Active Member

    Jul 29, 2012
    Boston Harbor/Falmouth Ma
    1997 Sundancer 290 The fat beam version
    twins.
    Starboard 5.0 alpha 220HP
    Port 357 alpha 275hp
    4HP Yamaha for Dinghy
    i replaced my old crappy faucet with a cheap cold only folding head faucet. it looks 10 times better and it's brand new. i think it was $0 just had a couple issues with making the metric plumbing fittings fit standard ones. the new faucet wasn't made for a boat but it works perfectly.
     
  3. Captain Allen

    Captain Allen Member

    330
    Feb 2, 2009
    Coastal North Carolina
    370 EC 1994
    454 Mercruisers, straight drives
    I replaced mine with the Scandvik and was pleased, but I had pretty good access. The Scandvik is only 1/4 turn from off to on, nicely chromed, and looks great.
     
  4. 340DA

    340DA Member

    199
    Jul 21, 2008
    LI Sound
    2000 Sundancer Sport Cruiser
    454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drives
    Captain Allen. Thanks.... It appears I may need to remove the freezer near the sink/faucet to gain access...

    How did you gain access?
     
  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
  6. Captain Allen

    Captain Allen Member

    330
    Feb 2, 2009
    Coastal North Carolina
    370 EC 1994
    454 Mercruisers, straight drives
    I did not have a freezer or refrigerator in that area. Storage locker only.
     

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