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Old 06-06-2014, 15:01   #1
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Newbie here, soon to be live aboard. Can anyone supply the names of any sailboats under $30,000 that have the galley midship. Kisses and hugs for all info.
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Hi Zengirl.. Welcome to CF...
Not to sure about a lot of US designs but Westerly had the Centaur, Longbow, Berwick to name a few.. also some of the 70's French boats like Dufour made a coupla models..
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It was traditional on many older boats if that helps. Rawson 30 would be one.
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Re: Midship galley

As Cheechako said, it was very common with the galley along one side and dinette opposite, usually had two quarter berths aft. Cal, Morgan, Columbia from the 60's into the 80's all had this configuration. Often there were two interior layouts for the same hull, one with galley and the other amidships so need to read the specs. to be sure. Cal 30 mkII, and Morgan 30 were configured this way. You should be able to find one of those under, maybe well under $15,000.
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Re: Midship galley

Didn't the old Westsail 32 have a galley admidships? V berth forward, head to starboard. Also Bayfield 29 built one similarly in the 70's, I believe. Roverhi and Cheechako have good advice. Good luck in your search... cheers, Phil
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Re: Midship galley

All the factory Westsails had the galley aft. There may have been some owner finished ones with the galley in other places. Have seen at least one and probably more of the PNW Ingrids with the galley amidships. Better location for the exhaust stack on a diesel stove.
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You are correct, Roverhi... it was a pocket Ingrid by Willian Aitkin I was thinking of. Galley was below the companionway on starboard but stove was on the port side as I recall. Removed the companionway stairs to get to the engine compartment. Good catch! Phil
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Re: Midship galley

All info greatly appreciated. WAIT.....I will be driving you all crazy with my questions as soon as I find my boat. Thanks again. xo
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Cal 34. Under $25K in most cases.

But, why would you want one?
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Just annoys me the galley is stuffed in the corner like that. Needless to say I'm a cook. Thanks for the info. Am going to weigh all the pros and cons before I buy.
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In our old house, we had a smallish L shaped galley, uhm, kitchen. It worked just great, didn't have to move around much to reach everything. This house has a HUGE kitchen, sink on one side, stove & fridge on the other. It is horrible. Having a sink and a stove next to each other is critical as you know as a chef.

The advantages of the L or U shaped galleys is that they are safer in a seaway. If you're only going to be cooking when not moving, that's a choice.

But my experience is that once the galley, particularly on a smaller boat, is midships, the rest of the space suffers.

A perfect example is the Catalina 42, which offers the midship galley and the aft galley. The aft galley makes entire saloon, in the SAME HULL, be much more useful. Take a look at the layouts at CY.com in their brochure sections. Having been on both, I can state that the aft galley makes the saloon feel twice as big, same footprint.

My friend has a Cal 34. I have a Catalina 34. Although his beam may be a tad less than my 11'-9", his USEFUL saloon area is and feels like half of what I have.

Just my observations. Your needs, ideas and requirements may vary.

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Just annoys me the galley is stuffed in the corner like that. Needless to say I'm a cook. Thanks for the info. Am going to weigh all the pros and cons before I buy.
I would rethink your objection to non-linear galleys. There is a reason for L-shaped galleys in monohull sailboats. Do you plan to cook when the boat is underway? If so, you want the sink to be as close to the boat's centerline as possible. Also, you want a secure place where you can strap yourself in when the boat heels and where you can reach a counter, the fridge, the sink and the stove without moving your feet or reaching too far. Lastly, as others have noted, a liner galley takes away a significant chunk of your primary "indoor" living space.

If you plan to cook at sea in a linear galley, get a catamaran, because those don't heel.
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Re: Midship galley

I had an L shaped galley right at the bottom of the companion way in my pilot house, now have a linear galley in my Orion. I agree with the others here, the L shape is better. Some other pluses; you can pass food or a hot drink up to the cockpit easier, and your back isn't toward your guests when working in the galley. I also liked the fact that I could stand at the sink and see where I was going, but that's due to the pilot house and not galley layout.

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All Macgregor 26X and 26M models. The newer M's galley slides.
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