Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-09-2012, 08:18   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 13
Re: Galley Position

Galley down if you're living aboard. Galley up if you're chartering.
As a liveaboard, I enjoy spreading out and getting into my sweet spot for reading, dozing and relaxing. Tough to do when you're sharing space with a galley in your living room.
__________________

__________________
Catkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2012, 11:49   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,962
Re: Galley Position

Galley up, if near the center of the boat, has much less movement aboard a cat underway. A consideration if you plan to cook underway.
__________________

__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2012, 14:21   #18
Registered User
 
jram's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 57
Re: Galley Position

We have galley up in our Broadblue 415 and would not have it any other way. We have plenty of space and only have to go to the larder downstairs for major ingredients as we have enough storage for all the little stuff in the galley itself.

I can stand at the galley and make tea or soup or a meal and still keep watch, day or night which gives me great peace of mind as we are punctilious about keeping watch. The galley also serves as a great place to stand when its peeing down and we want a chat as we can talk across the saloon and still keep watch. Not to mention when you have guests on board - its waay easier to serve dinner on one level since we do not have a butler in our crew
__________________
jram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2012, 15:19   #19
smj
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Searunner 38 catamaran
Posts: 3,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by belizesailor
Galley up, if near the center of the boat, has much less movement aboard a cat underway. A consideration if you plan to cook underway.
I may be wrong, but a galley down in the same fore aft position would have less motion in a seaway than the galley up.
__________________
smj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2012, 15:45   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: Galley Position

Never owned a cat ! but it seems to me if we can cook at sea in a mono hull, you sure would not have a problem with a down galley in a cat !! Much less motion there then we have in our mono hull!! and the larger main cabin area would be a great thing to us ! just a few thoughts from Mono hull sailors! anytime ya have more room in a galley just makes it better !!
__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2012, 19:32   #21
DRS
Registered User
 
DRS's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Vancouver BC
Boat: Lagoon 380
Posts: 351
Images: 7
Re: Galley Position

Love the galley up on our Lagoon 380. Keeps everyone on the same playing field but I have noticed the Lagoon may have more room in the bridge deck cabin than a lot of other similar sized cats
__________________
You can sail anywhere on the planet and never be more than 7 miles from land - it might be straight down, but its never more than seven miles
DRS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2012, 07:26   #22
Marine Service Provider
 
Factor's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Boat: Corsair Dash MKII
Posts: 4,085
Re: Galley Position

Quote:
Originally Posted by smj View Post
I may be wrong, but a galley down in the same fore aft position would have less motion in a seaway than the galley up.
Dont think you are wrong.
__________________
Factor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2012, 12:48   #23
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
Re: Galley Position

Cooking in a seaway? OK .....but...but.......buy an autopilot. 95% ... or more.. of almost every boat's life is spent at the dock or on the hook. When spending time aboard there are times that I like the idea of some space between me and the admiral (grin) especially when there's a game on. Guys...you all know what I'm talking about....

Galley Down!
__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2012, 20:07   #24
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,962
Re: Galley Position

Quote:
Originally Posted by smj View Post
I may be wrong, but a galley down in the same fore aft position would have less motion in a seaway than the galley up.
True...if boats only moved fore and aft...
__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2012, 20:35   #25
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
Re: Galley Position

When I started looking at cat's, galley up was a must have. I ended up with a galley down and like it now. IMO, it's not a deal breaker either way. Lots of counter space for prep work is nice and a bar to make cocktails, that's really more important the the physical location of a stove and sink. With a galley down, you also typically will end up with a larger nav station.
__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2012, 20:40   #26
smj
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Searunner 38 catamaran
Posts: 3,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by belizesailor

True...if boats only moved fore and aft...
Your absolutely correct, a centerline galley may have a better beam to beam motion but I've yet to see a galley on any cat in the center of the bridgedeck. The farther up you get from the waterline the more motion you will feel. We've had both galley up and down and honestly have no preference.
__________________
smj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2012, 20:59   #27
Registered User
 
swisscraft's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: on my boat
Boat: searching...
Posts: 172
Re: Galley Position

no sure if I have a right to contribute: Living in a monohull and with no plans to buy a cat

When we visit friends on a cat for us "monos" the biggest cat avantages is the galley up. Cooking and living where things happen is just great. And just think where usual all the live happend when you still owned a house - it was most probably the open kitchen!
swisscraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2012, 06:14   #28
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Burraneer Bay, Sydney.
Boat: Fountain Pajot, He'lia 44
Posts: 325
Images: 1
Send a message via Skype™ to Gordon
Re: Galley Position







The perfect setup !!!!!!!
__________________
Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2012, 07:55   #29
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
Re: Galley Position

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon View Post
The perfect setup !!!!!!!
Dang....nice boat!!
__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2012, 08:01   #30
Marine Service Provider
 
Factor's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Boat: Corsair Dash MKII
Posts: 4,085
Re: Galley Position

That certainly is a lovely apartment
__________________

__________________
Factor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
galley

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:52.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.