Galley Box in place

I have knocked up the prototype Galley box. I usually have a food box that I take home at the end of each sail. It contains butter, eggs, mayonnaise. Stuff that would go off but that I always have on the boat. I then -re-stock it and it goes into the car and then into the boat.

I also wanted the cooking place to be under the hatch so that I can stand and observe the birds while cooking. It brings the Origo up to the right height - but it does not solve the problem of a washing up bowl. The htachway step would be a good place to stand one - but what shape should it be - where can I store it. One person says that he has a large suacepan for washing up - fill it with cold water and put it straight on the heat

but a large pan needs a storage place

Over the five years I owned the slug I reckon that I spent the total of a whole year on board - that was more than enough time to figure out how to live and work in a small space. This space is a bit bigger - but still fairly restricted.


This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Hunter Minstrel, The sailing Gourmet.

5 Responses to “Galley Box in place”

  1. 12 June, 2012 at 2:21 am[email protected] says:

    You look like you’re having so much great fun. Keep going.


  2. 12 June, 2012 at 7:21 pmJohn says:

    Hi Dylan, I may have missed something here but I am not sure what you have gained by this. When you pack it all away one box in the other you lose the storage! You could mount the cooker on the fold down table, which will give you the same height. Cut a hole in the table to mount the cooker and use a ply board over the cut out when you want to use it for charts or whatever. Just trying to save you some work!

  3. 12 June, 2012 at 11:24 pmdylan winter says:

    you are correct – it could be simpler – but the minstrel really lacks storage space. The slug galley had a crockery and cutlery wrack, food storage space, a sink, a place for saucepans, bloody perfect. I need the space where the cooker was for the filming gear. The existing shelf is really flimsy – but you are right I might just go back to something simpler – this was just a few hours work

  4. 28 February, 2015 at 6:50 pmDave Barker says:

    I have to say that I agree with John. But isn’t it fun designing and making stuff like this? I have only just seen this item so what did you do in the end, Dylan?

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