Replacing a faucet

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cwiert, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. cwiert

    cwiert Active Member

    547
    May 7, 2008
    Chester, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    I have 2 heads in my boat and both faucets, circa 1998, are leaking. I want to replace them with something more modern but the connections don’t match up.

    Does anyone know what type of connections or adapters I need to fit onto the existing Sea Ray plumbing?

    Or, are there any faucets that are direct fit?

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  2. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    You probably will just need some brass connections to reduce one side or the other. Can be a reducer or coupler. When I did mine I picked up the connectors at a local store like Ace, Lowes or Home Depot. You will just need to know the size of each side.

    Oh, and keep in mind these are single hole faucets when picking it out. Also look at your height clearance if necessary for doors, etc.

    -Kevin
     
  3. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    I replaced my Gally faucet with this one.

    Prep Bar Faucet in Chrome Sink Bar Faucet Single Hole Bathroom Faucet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075295S1X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_QKcvDb0QXF428

    I replaced my head faucet with this one.
    I really like both of them, and I used the hoses from my old faucets for the new ones.
    BAKALA Bathroom Sink Faucets with Radian Design High-end Household and Commercial Single Handle Lead-free Hot and Cold Water Faucet Including Towel Bar Toilet Paper Holder Towel Holder Robe Hook https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MZ4B35J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_cNcvDb91EAF54
     
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  4. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    765
    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno RDP-110, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6kw
    Good luck getting to that guest head faucet. A real pita. I have the same ones and was able to clean them up and tighten all fittings and no leaks. The handles come apart in layers and can cleaned up nicely as well as the chrome faucets. As said, with some pipe tape and the existing adapters you should be good to go, either replacing or tightening existing.
     
  5. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    John, I know the fitting you need. I just bought two for my galley faucet. It's posted somewhere on 400DB forum. But I'll go look it up and post it here.

    Here it is. Once you convert to 1/2npt with this you can use off the shelf hardware stuff.

    https://www.freshwatersystems.com/c...s/seatech-brass-male-connector-15mm-x-1-2-npt

    Or this one, which gets you to a standard compression fitting.
    https://www.freshwatersystems.com/c...ech-compression-connector-brass-15mm-x-no-nut

    Just browse that site and you'll find what you need. The boat site is 15mm.
     
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  6. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    I just replaced the inside parts and the leaking stopped.
     
  7. HardHead

    HardHead Member

    34
    Jan 9, 2015
    Sue Creek Maryland
    1996 Sea Ray 370 Sundancer
    Previous boats:270 Sea Ray, 230 Sea Ray,190 Wellcraft,
    24' Trojan
    Twin 454 Mercruiser Inboards
    Try shark bites and change over to dimensional plastic.
     
  8. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Perfect timing! I need this as my OEM unit just recently broke.
    Thanks!
     
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  9. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    Which one Jim? The head, or galley?
    I replaced both sinks also.
     
  10. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    The head... the ON/OFF button blew out. Was it any easy change out?
     
  11. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    It was, but I replaced the sink also, so I had easy access.
    I wanted the single handle faucets, I think they look much nicer, and easier to use.
    It shouldn't be too bad with the sink in.
     
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  12. Flytrade

    Flytrade Member

    157
    Feb 20, 2018
    Bradenton, FL
    2006 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2L Mercruiser
    Looking at the original picture of the faucet, I have this exact same model but I want to take off both
    the hot and cold movable handles. Usually handles usually have a cap, which is removed to show the bolt holding the handle to the base unit. However, I can't find out how to dismantle either side. No part seems to come apart to show the bolt, etc. If anyone can show me what I'm doing wrong I would appreciate it.
     
  13. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    The caps unscrew. Use pliers over a towel to break them free.
     
  14. Flytrade

    Flytrade Member

    157
    Feb 20, 2018
    Bradenton, FL
    2006 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2L Mercruiser
    Thank you so much for that info. Whoever worked on this faucet last installed the hot and cold backwards - which is really hard to do since I see each is marked with a red for hot and and blue for cold. That meant each handle worked in the wrong direction. It's something I have come to put up with, but I'm glad to have them working in the correct direction. I also lubricated both while I had them apart, and they work much better now. Just like brand new.
    The flow of water coming out did not seem right, so I was feeling so good about my previous fix it job I decided to take a look at that as well. I unscrewed the cap and put it in some CLR, and cleaned the edges with a pin. Now the water flows again like new.
    I always knew I was a great lover, and now I can add excellent plumber to my list of accomplishments. That's my story and I'm stricken' to it. LOL
     
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  15. cwiert

    cwiert Active Member

    547
    May 7, 2008
    Chester, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    Thanks Bill. I bought the parts and the faucets. Now I'm just waiting for them to come in. I'll share some pics here when the new ones are in.
     
  16. Jack380AC

    Jack380AC Member

    861
    Jan 28, 2008
    West Chester, PA / North East, MD
    2000 380 Aft Cabin
    Twin 454 Mag MPI Horizon MerCruiser
    I had issues with mine as well. Hot side would not turn on. Took the handle off and the internal platic parts crumbled. Turned the brass post but nothing. Turned freely but no water. So replacement was the way to go for me. Spent a few hours searching for a suitable replacement. Finally found this. Not cheap but it is an extremely well made product. I am very ahhpy with it. Better than the original.
    https://www.scandvik.com/index.cfm?method=products_detail&productID=141
    I also had to spend some time at Lowes finding the various fittings to make things work. Plastic fresh water lines on the boat are not the same size as what is genrally available at the hardward store.
     

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