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Old 30-06-2015, 06:38   #46
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Re: 35ft Catamaran, galley up or down

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Crusing Cat, my wife does suffer from sea sickness occassionally but she really prefers galley down, much for the reasons you have explained, and for the benefit of storage. On galley up boats she always seems to need something from under the saloon seats. This applied even on our 45ft cat. It is so different when chartering a cat or having a two week holiday - but when you live full time on a boat the galley down seems to be so more practical. What is over looked in the debate is that 90% of the time, or more, our boats are at anchor. Look at the Privilege 37 with the (viewable) galley down and then look at the excuse of a galley in the Privilege 395. Many of the Fountain Pajots have a ludicrously tiny galley as does a boat like the Lagoon 38. Even many of the larger galley up cats offer limited counter space and very limited space for provisions; as I said, fine maybe for a week or so but very frustrating for longer term.
Our galley is in effect both up and down. The build is up but we added more storage spaces in the stb hull and the microwave is down too. Loads of galley related storage space and no pulling up sette cushions.
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Old 30-06-2015, 07:25   #47
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Re: 35ft Catamaran, galley up or down

It is worth considering that one might not want the greatest fire hazard to be in a part of the boat most important for flotation...it also seems to me that if one has a galley emergency and wants to get out of the boat it's a bit less of a job to just turn round and get out of the salon rather than having to come up several stairs and then walk through the salon.
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Old 30-06-2015, 07:28   #48
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Our galley is in effect both up and down. The build is up but we added more storage spaces in the stb hull and the microwave is down too. Loads of galley related storage space and no pulling up sette cushions.
Sounds like lots of up & down stairs.
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It is worth considering that one might not want the greatest fire hazard to be in a part of the boat most important for flotation...it also seems to me that if one has a galley emergency and wants to get out of the boat it's a bit less of a job to just turn round and get out of the salon rather than having to come up several stairs and then walk through the salon.
If this was a statistically likely concern, then nobody would buy a monohull.

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It is worth considering that one might not want the greatest fire hazard to be in a part of the boat most important for flotation...it also seems to me that if one has a galley emergency and wants to get out of the boat it's a bit less of a job to just turn round and get out of the salon rather than having to come up several stairs and then walk through the salon.
Of course if you are in the head or sitting at the dinnet while dinner is simmering away...you don't want it right next to the primary exit path from the cabin. Then again, we are talking two steps to get from our galley down to the main exit. In an emergency, we are proably talking less than a second difference as we scramble out.

In my mind this falls under the catagory of keep the boat systems in good condition and don't do something stupid and it's probably not an issue.
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Re: 35ft Catamaran, galley up or down

just as statistically likely as your assertion in regards dual helms, mr colemj...
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just as statistically likely as your assertion in regards dual helms, mr colemj...
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I don't recall making assertions regarding dual helms - particularly not any quantitative comments about such.

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