sorry for the double post having prob's posting
there seems to be a lot of anti gally down on the grounds that cook is not part of the social scene as i have said befor above 50ft gally down and seperate as it is a crew in the galley
but sub 40ft were you find galley down the galley is midships and usualy has no ceiling so is open to the sallon. we like this as cook has plenty of room no one getting in the way but still part of conversation etc.
also very easy to pass stuff in and out of galley.
and on the smaller cats this is usualy the best use of space.
for my money
the galley up on the bb and others of a like size is to small, no locker space for provisions etc especialy as a liverabord.
one thing we also found was the fridge cut into the counter top so nothig can be put in this area as it is always being moved to get in the fridge.
(i understand the energy isues against door type fridges)
but this is a pain to live with looks good at the boat show
when the galleys empty.
with galley down you can get much more in a given floor area sush as floor to celing lockers
but i supose for those of you who lash cook to the sink all day the least you can do is give them a window to gaze out and see what they are missing!!