AS I dream of a time when the sun comes out and Corona Virus is past, I envision a galley make over for Discovery (1983 E-30+). Updated counters, lazy Susan, cabinets, refrigerator.... Oh my.
Anyone want to share their galley updates?
Mark "Souleman" Soule
When I built the platform for the microwave to sit on I extended the shelf all the way to the back. The cabinet door beneath the microwave oven shows the height of storage area but keep in mind it narrows up with the curve of the SS piece for the old stove’s gimbaled swing and the curve of the hull. (Not a whole lot of vertical height at the back.) The plastic waste basket sits on the microwave shelf and is easily removed as the small surround around the trash door lifts off too.That looks great! Does the trash bin extend under the galley cabinet?
One thing that I think a lot of Ericsons have in common is a tremendous amount of empty space beneath the galley. I.e., behind the stove. Even a gimbaling stove doesn't really use much of that area. And on my boat, the counter isn't deep enough to reach around the stove. I have to dismount it to get into that space. The only viable thoughts that I've had are:
A. Make a trap door in the floor of the cabinet to access a box or shelf installed below. That would require emptying the cabinet every time one wanted to get in there, so it would have to be used for something you don't need very often.
B. Some piece of permanent equipment that you don't need to access very often and takes up a lot of otherwise useful space elsewhere.
1. It's about the right size for a watermaker, but one does need access to the watermaker to change filters & etc. Perhaps more often than one wants to dismount the stove.
2. Mount various electronic black boxes there, instead of taking up space in the nav desk or cabinets. This might be hard to do without making excess wire runs, but perhaps something like an M802 SSB radio box or a power inverter, if it's not too far from their wiring path. Stereo subwoofer? That really would rattle those pots & pans.
Hi Mark,I started talking about the galley and it is the first project on my list (a man has got to eat).
The electric panel would be the second project I would like to attack for those long cold rainy days when you just don't want to be out in the cockpit for hours on end.
Thanks that is great inspiration
Mark "Souleman" Soule
Very good idea. Wonder if you could get away from the dowels going all the way across in favor of pegs long enough to hold the shelves like is done with furniture display cabinets? Maybe even multiple holes on each side allowing for variations in height as needed?The wedge-shaped locker beneath the stove is indeed difficult space to use. Widest at the top, so anything piled in there tends to slide out. Though the angle is probably different on different boats. Currently, I have a small collection of griddles and baking sheets in there, including the all-important Sunday-morning-Belgian-waffle griddle. All heaped up diagonally.
I've been thinking about making a simple rack of dowels running across inside the front of the locker, that would separate and neaten-up the pile. Something like this. (Drawing not to scale) Of course, the sizes of the items in question might not line up quite that neatly - might need two rows of dowels, or some other arrangement.
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