|Project by shipwright||posted 05-15-2012 04:05 AM||7186 views||10 times favorited||37 comments|
For the first few years I used Friendship mostly for day sailing and there was never any need for a galley or cooking on board. Then I started to go out and spend a few days at a time on her and realized that something had to be done. At first I was storing all the pots, pans, utensils and food in lockers below and cooking in the cockpit because there was more room there. The result was many, many trips up and down, into and out of the cabin. No sooner would I arrive in the cockpit with my coffee cup than I would realize I had to go back down for a spoon. You get the idea.
This little portable galley was my answer and it has been serving me well for a couple of years now. The box is lightly made of 1/4” plywood veneered on the sides and back with Spaulted Maple. The top is a piece of manufactured Teak and Holly plywood that I had left over from an old job and the doors and drawers are Arbutus (Madrone).
The drawers hold all my cooking and eating utensils and behind the doors I keep my Thunder Range, coffee cups and paper towels.
When not in use it stows in a cockpit locker, suspended from 1/2” square rails along the front and back. This uses a space that is normally unusable so the space is actually “free”. I can also take the whole thing inside and cook in poor weather.
The last photo shows it in use one beautiful morning in Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Island, BC.
Thanks for looking in
Comments, questions and critiques are welcomed.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/