Originally Posted by jaybird1111
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.