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  • 16 Oct 2018 07:58
    Reply # 6745392 on 6743886
    David Thatcher wrote: When we first got 'Footprints' she did not have a lot of useful galley storage except in the lockers under the counter. So it wasn't long before I set about creating extra storage. Fortunately there is a lot of space in Footprints so I was able to build a counter top storage cabinet against the hull below the portholes, and also fit a storage cabinet to the aft bulkhead above the stove, as in the photo below. On our vessel 'Varangian' which we had quite a few years ago we did have a small storage cupboard on the aft cabin bulkhead above the galley which was home to all our herbs and spices. There were always beautiful scents emanating from the cabinet whenever we opened the little doors, and so I have tried to recreate that on every boat since.
    David, if I had space below the portholes, that's exactly what I'd do.  In fact, it's what I did on Fantail and jolly useful they were too.  However, it's because the locker would stick out between them and I think look less than graceful, that I'm not following that route. I might do something similar to yours over the cooker, but of course, there's a lot less headroom and I don't want it to feel cramped.  The same applies to t'other David's idea.  I think something can be contrived at the after end: we shall see.
  • 16 Oct 2018 06:00
    Reply # 6743886 on 6728652
    Annie Hill wrote:Why not put a locker between the portholes?  Because I think it would look strange and obtrusive, sticking out onto the counter.  I shall see what one would look like, when I have the counter in place, however.  I'm also considering putting something against the after bulkhead.
    When we first got 'Footprints' she did not have a lot of useful galley storage except in the lockers under the counter. So it wasn't long before I set about creating extra storage. Fortunately there is a lot of space in Footprints so I was able to build a counter top storage cabinet against the hull below the portholes, and also fit a storage cabinet to the aft bulkhead above the stove, as in the photo below. On our vessel 'Varangian' which we had quite a few years ago we did have a small storage cupboard on the aft cabin bulkhead above the galley which was home to all our herbs and spices. There were always beautiful scents emanating from the cabinet whenever we opened the little doors, and so I have tried to recreate that on every boat since.
    Last modified: 16 Oct 2018 06:02 | Anonymous member
  • 15 Oct 2018 08:14
    Reply # 6729039 on 4315719

    I'm thinking of a locker that extends from the deckhead downwards to about the half-height of the portlights, to keep the counter clear. So obviously, you won't be able to make it until the headlining goes in, but something to keep in mind. I have one like this above the cooker in Weaverbird, that is very useful for smaller, lighter items.

  • 15 Oct 2018 07:47
    Reply # 6728652 on 4315719
    Why not put a locker between the portholes?  Because I think it would look strange and obtrusive, sticking out onto the counter.  I shall see what one would look like, when I have the counter in place, however.  I'm also considering putting something against the after bulkhead.
  • 14 Oct 2018 07:41
    Reply # 6721336 on 4315719

     For maximum convenience, there would be a locker along the outboard edge of the counter, but the situation of the portholes precludes this.  One has to make sacrifices for one's art.

    Plenty of length available between the portholes - why no locker there? Looks like a prime location for herbs, spices, tea caddy, peanut butter, marmalade, biscuits...

    All right.  Don't laugh.  We all know I'm a bourgeoise woman.  But cutlery that crashes and slides about in the drawer is also very annoying at sea or in a rolly anchorage.  And that's my excuse.  Arthur's Emporium couldn't come up with green baize ("Baize?" asked the puzzled shop assistant.  "What's that?"), so I thought I might as well go the whole hog with some nice, girly pink.

    Sorry. I laughed. 

    Last modified: 14 Oct 2018 09:08 | Anonymous member
  • 14 Oct 2018 01:39
    Reply # 6721063 on 4315719

    OK, another update, for those interested.  Still in the galley.  And likely to be for quite some time yet. 

  • 01 Oct 2018 20:37
    Reply # 6701361 on 6700333
    David Tyler wrote:

    The drawers look good, Annie - but as far as I can see, no catches, or or notches, or clever geometry to stop them coming right out when you don't want them to?

    Quite right, David, there aren't.  For the vast majority of the time, the drawers will have no inclination to slide out, being fore and aft.  For offshore work, or a beat against those sort of seas that bang into the bow at every wave, I shall have a hole in the fiddle, a saddle and a length of line between them, which will keep the drawers in place.  Simple, foolproof, and makes the drawers easier to use the rest of the time.
  • 01 Oct 2018 08:57
    Reply # 6700333 on 4315719

    The drawers look good, Annie - but as far as I can see, no catches, or or notches, or clever geometry to stop them coming right out when you don't want them to?

  • 30 Sep 2018 21:12
    Reply # 6699659 on 4315719

    Thank you, Rudolf.  Fortunately, I'm still enjoying the building and can even believe that one day this boat will be launched!

    Last modified: 30 Sep 2018 21:15 | Anonymous member
  • 30 Sep 2018 18:13
    Reply # 6699515 on 4315719

    Very nice Annie! This takes so much time but it does make all the difference,

    just soldier on.

    Rudolf


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