2005 3860 galley sink issues

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2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Qhasenbein » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:22 pm

Captains, your help and advice is needed. We’ve got a 2005 Regal 3860 that we’ve owned for 2 seasons. Recently the Sink in the galley has been draining extremely slowly. I’ve tried checking the drain and can’t really see or feel anything that’s clogging it up.. Obviously somethings going on with it and I assume it’s a clog. I also assume that putting harsh drain cleaner chemicals down that drain might be a very very bad idea, soooo I’m open to other ideas if anyone can help. Thank you in advance for the ideas and assistance.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby JNelson90 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:06 am

I believe the galley sink goes straight out a thru hull on the port side of the boat. Doesn't take much to clog it up; my wife put her soap down it last weekend and that plugged it up good. I just put a wet vac on the sink drain and pulled the soup stuff right out. You could also use the wet vac on the thru hull to clear out the hose. Hope this helps!
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby gofast24 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:16 am

All 4 of our sinks (galley, fwd. head, aft head, and bridge deck sink) drain into two sump pumps. Pouring anything greasy down any of them is a no no and messes up the float switches in the sump pumps. My first suggestion would be to pour about a pint of hydrogen peroxide down the problem drain, just let it set and see if you actually have direct drain thru hull connection if anything comes out that thru hull. Do not pour any typical home use drain cleaner down anything on the boat (or bleach as well)!

PS: If you actually have a direct thru hull drain try pouring a quart or so of hot (use a coffee maker with out coffee in it) water down the sink drain, dont do that if your drain goes to a on board sump pump.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby JNelson90 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:22 am

Our other sinks, 2 heads and cockpit sink do go to sumps but the galley sink on our 2006 3860 is direct to a thru hull. Agree with the hydrogen-peroxide; I use it every year to kill bacteria.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby gofast24 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:48 am

Thanks for the update! Have to wonder if Regal ever built two boats the same in all their years of manufacturing? I am still sure our 4 sink drains all go to 2X sump pumps ( also, both shower drains and 2X Air Con Condensate drains go to the same 2 sump pumps as well. Lots of stuff draining into 2 sump pumps!
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Muddy Blues » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:58 pm

On two prior boats (non Regal), the galley sinks drained overboard via a thru hull. I had issues with spiders making nests just inside of the thru hull fitting. I found that pipe cleaner brushes worked well for clearing them out by the hull side.

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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Qhasenbein » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:45 pm

Thanks everyone for the advice and info! I’ll Take a look at where it drains and take action accordingly.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby timp4411 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:42 am

JNelson90 wrote:Our other sinks, 2 heads and cockpit sink do go to sumps but the galley sink on our 2006 3860 is direct to a thru hull. Agree with the hydrogen-peroxide; I use it every year to kill bacteria.


Yep... I also have a 2006 3860 and my drain setup s just as Jeff states.

I too use some Hydrogen-Peroxide on occasion.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Texdoc8953 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:48 pm

3860 galley sink goes directly out the side in a thru hull. Pour some H2O2 down there. You can also use a small sink plunger to push whatever is clogging it up. The line run is less than three feet and you can get to it from the cabinet under the sink. Should clear easily.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby LakeMich2760 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:31 pm

My galley and head sinks both fed to a sump below the cabin stairs in our 2760.

I ended up rerouting them through the side of the hull and blocking off where they connected to the sump box. Now that they both drain right out the side flow is much better. Bypassing the sump also eliminated the possibility of something getting trapped/caught up in the sump pump and flooding that stairwell/floor, or the pump failing over time and causing the same issues.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Rocky » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:36 pm

I did exactly the same thing.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Regal3260 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:59 am

On our 3260, the galley sink drains directly over board. Within the first year of owning her the sink got plugged. One of the ROF members suggested forcing water back through the thru hull with a garden hose. Clog was fixed in seconds. A few years back I replaced the drain hose with a straighter run and it has plugged again.

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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby gofast24 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:39 am

Have to wonder what happened to the clog/water when pushing water through the thru hull back up to the sink with the garden/dock water hose? isn't there a small grate in the sinks drain at the sink like most home sinks/shower drains have? I am going to use my endoscope to see what is blocking both our fwd. head sink as well as the fwd. shower drain (both go independently to the fwd. sump pump housing).
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Regal3260 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:18 pm

Go fast, I disconnected the hose from the basket strainer. Just junk came out.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby gofast24 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:12 am

Regal3260 wrote:Go fast, I disconnected the hose from the basket strainer. Just junk came out.

OK, just wondering where did the "junk" go ?
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Regal3260 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:48 pm

I hooked up a wet vac to the end of the hose that I removed from the basket strainer and then blasted water through the exterior thru hull.
Worked like a charm.

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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby gofast24 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:42 am

Regal3260 wrote:I hooked up a wet vac to the end of the hose that I removed from the basket strainer and then blasted water through the exterior thru hull.
Worked like a charm.

Mark

Thanks for the response! Not sure if we can get at the sump pump fwd. head inlet hose to the sump pump to connect a wet/dry vac to that hose but good advice anyway. So many folks just assume that on their vessel the plumbing systems (drains/supply lines, hot/cold water supply, toilets) are just like in their homes? We no longer wash greasy dishes in our galley sink (wipe off really greasy dishes with paper towels first , no more 10 minute hot shower's , no more flushing anything down the vacu flush toilets that hasnt already been eaten, (except a small amount of septic system approved toilet paper (not eaten :)) , etc.
Just a note = Our now to be 19 year old vessel we have almost everything working like new, lots of maintenance/repair $ but fully functional boat! Still love the "cruiser" layout vs the fly bridge, especially on our fresh water inland lake location.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby Lost Weekend » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:09 am

On our 2006 3860 the gallery sink drains directly to a thu hull fitting. It has a pretty well 90 degree angled fitting under the sink to take the line for the inside of the exterior wall of the cabin. It can clog easily. We do to things:

1. We got a removable screen mesh sink drain cover from a local kitchen/notions store (it costs less than $10.00) and it catches food etc., before it goes down the drain. The screen just pops out and we shake it into the garbage; and
2. We use a $2.00 hand plunger (about a 6" long handle) to plug the sink every few days and that pushes through what ever might have accumulated in the discharge tube. It only takes one or two pumps of the plunger to clear the drain.

We also put those removable screens in the bathroom sinks as well as they catch hair etc., before those sinks drain to the sump pump.
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Re: 2005 3860 galley sink issues

Postby gofast24 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:19 am

Lost Weekend wrote:On our 2006 3860 the gallery sink drains directly to a thu hull fitting. It has a pretty well 90 degree angled fitting under the sink to take the line for the inside of the exterior wall of the cabin. It can clog easily. We do to things:

1. We got a removable screen mesh sink drain cover from a local kitchen/notions store (it costs less than $10.00) and it catches food etc., before it goes down the drain. The screen just pops out and we shake it into the garbage; and
2. We use a $2.00 hand plunger (about a 6" long handle) to plug the sink every few days and that pushes through what ever might have accumulated in the discharge tube. It only takes one or two pumps of the plunger to clear the drain.

We also put those removable screens in the bathroom sinks as well as they catch hair etc., before those sinks drain to the sump pump.


Good idea, a $2 sink/toilet plunger ! Have to get one and try it! Hopefully the "junk" will come up into the sink/shower drain and be able to removed rather than the stuff getting pushed into the hard to reach fwd. sump pump? The plunger method will probably do great on hair etc. but not sure how it will do with soap scum, body grease etc.?
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