The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.10.08 - The Galley - Part II

I hope all this work is doing me some good. I'm constantly in and out of the boat and bending this way and that trying to get screw holes drilled and screws tightened in awkward places whilst upside down. No, I'm not joking!

Still the galley progresses.

The heart of the galley is the cooker, so here is the box in which it will rest. This will have lots of epoxy chamfers since it is only nailed together at the moment.

Checking to see that the cooker still fits in the box.

And the box in the galley frame. The cooker will sit sideways for two reasons. Firstly that's all the space there is and secondly if the knob at the front were at the front I'd be bound to kick it off or catch it on something and break it.

The amount of space I have for the galley is dependant on the width of the side decks and the width of the milk crate.

The rear surface and the two locker lids and installed. The rear piece is screwed in but the locker lids are just resting in place as I don't have hinges for them yet.

They will open like this...

...and this. I'll leave the storage space under the lids open for now and once I've used the boat for a season or two I'll have a better idea of whether or not the lockers should be separate. For now plastic boxes with snap on lids will be used in the lockers.

So, it's coming on. I'll make the additional stowage outboard of the cooker free form until I have a better idea of what is going to be stored there.