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Old 14-04-2009, 11:32   #16
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please excuse the mess...

...this shot was taken just before we revarnished. I wanted to be able to remember how the fiddles looked before I re-did them in a satin finish.
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Old 14-04-2009, 11:45   #17
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Mess....what mess?
Thats real nice Bash...whats your boat?
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Old 14-04-2009, 13:04   #18
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Thanks James. I try to find simple elegant solutions on the boat. In fact I think a sailboat IS a series of simple elegant solutions.

I usually begin with some complex design concept and end up with something simple.

Recently I wanted to mount my iPod on my instrument panel and thought about all sorts of brackets I could fabricate and existing ones I could modify and even bought a cheapie plastic one and tried and in the end I used velco! on the back of the iPod! hahahaha
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Old 14-04-2009, 13:37   #19
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I think we probably think more the same than not.
Your Ipod mount sounds just like what I'd do....after spending much time coming up with loads of "great ideas"
Although the rack looks a little detailed its gotten a lot simpler.
I'm a real fan of challenging tasks like this.
If I'm successful it feels so satisfying....and the admiral thinks I'm clever.
If I'm not successful, I generally don’t mention it!
I’ve attached a couple more pictures of the first dish rack mock-up (since been revised)
Its all easy stuff….just lots of pieces.
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Old 14-04-2009, 13:46   #20
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Good industrial design James! The concept is similar to my adapted store bought wire rack. Where will this be installed?
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Old 14-04-2009, 14:02   #21
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Thanks...yes its very similar...

It goes in the place shown with the blue arrow.

That place is 52cm wide x 42cm high x 32cm deep.

Keep in mind that the mechanism raises the mug tray at the same time I pull down the dish rack....should be very cool.....if it works!
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Old 14-04-2009, 14:11   #22
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Sorry...this is a better pic.
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Hinges, details, bits and pieces..

What a timely thread!

I have just theoretically completed my galley lockers (I'll take a pic and post shortly) - but they are horrendous. To try to maximize the space - which is still too narrow anyway (nobody will (can!?) be thrown around in my boat in seaway!) - I decided to give the face of the under bench lockers a curve to follow the hull... then glassed it in at the "toe kick", and then to the bulkheads behind to attach to the hull... the theory was sound and it was theoretically only curved in one plane... but it appears that it was curved slightly in the vertical as well. :\

Without noticing this at the time, several months later, I cut out the holes for the lids/doors and added lips behind and finally, just recently - tried to add the flush doors..

...by now, you can probably guess.. the doors don't close perfectly. :\ So I'm looking for options - cut out and redo, fabricate something on a level surface on land and just glue on top and bog with filler (all will be painted anyway)?

I'd be very interested in ideas, suggestions, photos of details of your galleys with flush doors - which hinges and locking mechanisms did you use? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(if this needs to be a new thread - please let me know!)
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The trash is in a pull out behind the door on the left in the top pic (under the sink)... that door hinges on bottom and tilts out. The other door accesses area under the sinks. Countertops are 3/8" corian, epoxied to ply. Not shown is hanging locker storage, etc., over reefer/freezer.
Louvers not yet in in these pics; they're in now. Still thinking about dish drain, spice rack, etc., but it all works ok.
James, you have entirely too much time on your hands when you're not at the boat ... nice dish rack.

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Since this was all built/molded in, you probably won't duplicate it. However, I will comment on two things. The sprayed on Granicote that looks like Corian but is actually a harder version of gelcoat has been really nice. Our fridge and freezer are Frigoboat with keel coolers and are efficient and quiet. Really like 'em.
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Thanks guys!

Akio sounds like you went to a lot of work to get it right....and still?
I'm sure looking forward to seeing your pictures...maybe we can help with some ideas.
As it stands now my doors for the two upper cabinets will open like a bread box...sort of hinged from side pins deep inside.
I hope we can keep this on the same thread.

Bob....nice galley...I especially like the sink nook.
You sure do nice work.
To be honest I have completely spaced-out my trash bin.

Southern Comfort...how do those curtains operate....do they role up?
I’ll be starting to think about them soon…..I hope.

cchesley.... That’s a cool galley picture.....looks like something out of Star trek.
I’m surprised at how large it is.
The counter top material is something new to me, you said its doing well, how long have you had it?
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My girlfriend made the curtains. They have sewn in velcro strips, top & bottom. Vecro backing strips are sticky back on the fiberglass liner. This way, when I want them open, I just pull them off.
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I made a mock up of the two cabinets and “soffit” part of the galley to help me sort out the dish rack and cabinet doors.

I ended up with doors .like the old style bread box lid.
They work real well with the dish rack...I can still get the biggest plate out when the rack and door are up, and they dont need the counter cleared to operate.

One up side with this design is it lets me have the top of the doors follow the upward slope/line of the hand hold trim and soffit. There is almost 4cm difference it the height of the far right door end and far left.

The mechanical part of the dish rack and cup holder is finished except for some sanding and varnish.

I made most of the arms and linkage by laminating five 2mm pieces of teak together.

For the hinge parts I drilled out and epoxied sealed bearings in place.
They are pressed in and have a shoulder on one side…then on the other piece I had a local machine shop turn me some round “nuts” with a shoulder and these I epoxied in.

The bolt passes through the bearing side then threads into the nut until the inner face of the bearing is tight against the end of the “nut” that protrudes 2mm past the face of the arm…..

Works real smooth.

The partitions for holding the plates and bowels are still mocked up in MDF and the spacers are PVC, I haven’t yet found the materials to make the final one.

The cup holder will have a removable plastic tray with what ever sides I need to keep the pieces in place….for now I laid in a 3mm panel to see how it passes over the backsplash.

This was the gadgetry part….when you pull the dish rack down the cup holder rises up higher than the back splash and goes from being level to tilting to the front….then you rotate the dish rack inward and the cup rack moves horizontally until the lower front of the tray has moved beyond the face of the back splash…..so and wet cups will drain on to its tray and then drip on to the counter.

The pic with my finger in it shows the lip (will eventually be from Plastic) as it has extended over the mock up back splash.

I have had some free time.
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