Originally Posted by COArgosy78
Actually, Brett, we do have a badly water damaged place right where the kitchen faucet sat on the Formica covered plywood. We are seriously looking at remaking the entire galley top and covering w/new Formica since we have it out now - altho I really want to keep the visual look (ie. color scheme) as close to the original 70's as I can.
I have been looking at the available samples of Formica and Wilsonart. They have some that are very close to the current color you have. If you use the original for a template you can remake it to the point that no one will know it has been replaced. Laminate trimming is not hard, there are hand tools to do it, or you can go with a laminate trimmer (small router). While you have it out and are making a new counter I would also upgrade the faucet at this time. For the new plywood be sure to get exterior glue. It will resist water better. The edge trim should be reused, new laminate on it, but reused the, aluminum under piece.
As to the leak, it could just be a fitting that came loose after years of travel.