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Galley-Up 33 63.46%
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Old 01-01-2014, 15:36   #16
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A new year starts and the same tired old irrational and pointless trolling commences.
Try a smile at a joke: it's much nicer than the negative approach! I said Happy New Year !!
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Hilarious.
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How about two galleys: a conventional one down for day to day cooking, plus an upside down one up against the ceiling for those perrrfect post-flip meals

Happy new year my dear cat sailors!!!
So SCUBA tanks and regulators (alongside the mandatory seasick bags and air splints) in the galley for monohulls? Do PADI still run those cooking classes for monohull sailors?
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So SCUBA tanks and regulators (alongside the mandatory seasick bags and air splints) in the galley for monohulls? Do PADI still run those cooking classes for monohull sailors?
That's why we eat the beans cold from the can! Happy New Year CruisingCat!
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Can I vote both ways?
Galley up for weekender/holiday/entertaining in warm climate.

Galley down for long term liveaboard/passagemaking and for colder conditions where you want more room in the bridgedeck out of the weather.
WHere it's warm, a galley down is much cooler. Heat rises.
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That's why we eat the beans cold from the can! Happy New Year CruisingCat!
But do you have a gimballed can opener?

Happy new year, and safe sailing. (Keep that liferaft handy )
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WHere it's warm, a galley down is much cooler. Heat rises.
Food for thought: we're testing an induction cook plate this winter and after two weeks of use, we can report that the difference in heat inside the boat when cooking is enormous. It is almost not a factor anymore.

With a bread maker aboard, the oven is not needed so often anymore either (just for pizza in our case) so we're thinking of completely switching to Induction and an electric convection oven + microwave combo. Gets rid of the propane too
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But do you have a gimballed can opener?

Happy new year, and safe sailing. (Keep that liferaft handy )
I think you have me there… I'll have to practice that
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We've been using a breadmaker for the past 4 years. It's become almost indispensable. We cook pizzas in our barbecue. That helps keep the boat cool, but it does use propane.
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we're thinking of completely switching to Induction and an electric convection oven + microwave combo. Gets rid of the propane too
What does and Induction oven / microwave combo look like? Model numbers?
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What does and Induction oven / microwave combo look like? Model numbers?
Too much partying

I mean convection/microwave combo
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Re: Multihull Galley Up or Galley Down

I have had two Chris White boats and one production cat (an F-P Bahia) and for both voyaging and lying at anchor, I prefer the up galley, as you remain closer to the action of navigating and trimming the sails and have a much better view.

Were I designing a new boat, I would use the hulls for heads, berths, a workshop, and storage and center everything important including cooking in the cockpit and the bridgedeck cabin. And if I were singlehanding, I would even move my berth onto the bridgedeck.

I could see if you had a big crew the cook might well wish to be more isolated and so prefer a galley down, but I generally sail with only one other person.

But really, either way, up or down, is not terribly important.


Here's to a healthy and prosperous New Year for us all!

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I've said before: I prefer galley up. Mainly because I want the burny bits as far away from the floaty bits as possible. Also, to me, the galley down boats' galleys are like dungeons. I'd also rather not have some of the heaviest things on the boat (refrig and stove) off to one side or the other.

I really like my aft-bulkhead mounted galley, which allows the whole forward side of the salon to be a settee. I like this arrangement far more than the split-in-half salons that are usual in most of the cats these days.
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Re: Multihull Galley Up or Galley Down

Tamicatana, you make a generic suggestion that the "galley down boats' galleys are like dungeons" - which galley-down boats are you referring to? Do you consider your cabins to be like dungeons - afterall, they too are installed in the hulls?

The fact is that a galley-down in a cat is typically much brighter than the galley on a typical monohull - there is generally less of the hull below the waterline and headroom is typically much better (and better than in a galley-up on a cat). What is more, a number of cats not only share the same ceiling as the saloon, but have an opening to it so that the cook can share in the converastion. My boat, for example, has an approximately six foot long opening at shoulder height for the cook into the saloon, a large fixed portlight and an additonal opening portlight at eye level, an overhead hatch and a solar vent. It also has about 7 1/2 feet of headroom and is anything but 'dungeon-like'.

As to splitting the weight from side to side - on my boat the galley is on the starboard side, but the two head compartments, the holding tank, the largest of the water tanks, the water heater, the work bench and spares storage are all on the port side, balancing out the weight. While you may prefer putting your weight up high, for the purpose of stability it really is best to keep it low.

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please refer the OP, in which was asked what people preferred and why. My opinion is not open to argument, and you are entitled to yours
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