Vigor's 20 small sailboats (pg.101)- "The galley (my note: Nicholson 31 or most of the boats in the book)
, as usual, was designed by someone interested in providing sleeping berths than decent cooking
space. It's adequate, but only because most sailor's expectations are unusually low
. Considering the importance of a galley
, particularly on a liveaboard
world cruiser, it's wonder the layout doesn't get more attention and not just on the Nicholson."
Furthermore, (Vigor, pg.42, Cape Dory
25D)- "Unfortunately , there's a design law that says if you stick four full-sized bunks and an oversized head
into a 25 footer (my note again- or most of the boats in the book)
, you don't have any room left over for a chart table, and precious little for a galley. There is a galley, to be sure, but it would delight only the heart of a Spartan."
I am gonna have to revisit my original list and consider the trade-offs for a straight line galley. The HR 35, Pacific Seacraft
Orion, and the Rawson
are all straight line and, importantly, either a Vigor, Mahina, or Atom Voyages selection which gives me a starting point.
Damnation- living in Texas
, the most important decision most men
have to make every three or four years is F150, Silverado, Tundra or Ram! No wonder I am rusty at this.
Thanks all for the input I have the information I need.