Originally Posted by Silver Raven
G'day Ivo. First - - lets say Happy Birthday to you - young fella. Do enjoy - to the max. Next - How much does the tap cost & in what dollars? ? ? The tap does look great however 'foot-pumps & switches have a whole lot going for them especially when is a bit ruff & your trying do hang-on, cook & do 2 other things at the same time, as we all try to do. KISS works every time. Ciao, james aka 'JJ-geri-hat-trick'
G'Danke James, for the wishes! The taps are like 120-180 US$, which simply goes against the grain with me. I know boat
dollars and that boats are holes in the water to throw s in... but come on, with some of these things I really have a tough time attempting to discover where they put in all that hard work, engineering and the $2 of material. Sheesh!
I'll answer li'l Bobeep at the same time: Yes, I tend to over-engineer but usually manage to then step back, have a good laugh at myself and go back to first principles. What did we want to achieve? Does it still make sense? On my boat is a watermaker and I think each gallon made will in toto actually cost several $'s more than the fuel consumed, never mind the aggravation with repairs and that evil word 'maintenance'. So, I've never used nor made it operational. Apologies to the PO, but I should actually de-construct it and utilize the space for storing chocolate bars.
Your Y-valve idea is a very functional fix. The dinghy dock here actually uses the same item as your picture, but in plastic. On my double sink a movable schnozzel is actually much more useful, as I can then direct the briny to either compartment. Having the arm able to swivel far enough to the further 'tub' is a no-go due to the central H/C mixer faucet, but a short hose can fix that. Actually quite a few sinks have that 'short retractable hose' idea for rinsing. Some even make the hose disappear down the maw of a swan-like neck fixture, with the spray-fixture desperately mimicking a real live bird. I'm simply just too embarrassed to even ask what these little beauties go for.
Re: KISS.... sometimes these, shall we say 'simple but tasteless' fixes do really work out well. Thank you for all the food for thought and I think I'm very close now to the implementation part of the plan.